Visakhapatnam gets third place in the cleanest cities in the country

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The rankings for clean cities in the country was announced by the Union Ministry of Urban Development under Swachh Bharat imitative on Thursday, Visakhapatnam ranked third in the country.

In the top 100 clean cities list, 16 urban local bodies from the State found place followed by Madhya Pradesh (23 cities) and Gujarat (22) cities.

The rankings from the State include Tadipatri (31), Narasaraopeta (40), Kakinada (43), Tenali (44), Rajahmundry (46), Ongole (70), Chittoor (71), Nandyal (80), Machilipatnam (83), Bhimavaram (87), Guntakal (93), Tadepalligudem (97), Chilakuluripeta (107), Guntur (118), Srikakulam (119), Vizianagaram (126), Proddutur (133), Dharmavaram (149), Kadapa (154), Gudivada (156), Kavali (159), Hindupur (160), Nellore (165), Kurnool (176), Anantapur (213), Adoni (224) and Madanapalle (281).

The weightage considered for ranking are solid waste management, citizen feedback, independent observation by the Quality Council of India were three criteria.

It may be recalled that Visakhapatnam stood 5th rank in Swachh Sarvekshan-2016 - Union Minister releases ranking list in the country.

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