Swachch Survey 2020: Mumbai gets zero-star rating

Mumbai has got a zero star rating in the Swachh Survey 2020 results announced on Tuesday. By contrast, Navi Mumbai was awarded a “five-star garbage-free city” rating, the only one in the state to get it two years in a row.

Cities are evaluated by central teams and the five-star rating has tough criteria, including 100% households and premises in a city must be covered by door-to-door collection and transport of solid waste, 100% public and commercial areas should be swept once a day and once at night, residential areas too must be swept daily, waste bins should be placed at strategic locations, and user charges should be collected from all households and premises.

Despite failing to get even a three-star rating in the 2019 survey, the BMC decided to apply for five stars this year.

The other five cities that earned a five-star rating are Surat and Rajkot in Gujarat, Mysore in Karnataka, Indore in Madhya Pradesh and Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, reports The Times of India.

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