Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicSwachh Survekshan

Topic: Swachh Survekshan

These are the secrets to Indore’s 5-year ‘cleanest city’ streak. And it’s not rocket science

Indore is Madhya Pradesh’s largest and most populated city. A responsible & responsive public, and an army of 'safai mitras', are key allies in this city's successful cleanliness drive.

Indore judged cleanest Indian city in Swachh Survekshan 2021, its fifth win in a row

While Surat & Vijayawada followed Indore in category of top 3 cities with over 1 lakh population, 3 Maharashtra towns — Vita, Lonavala & Saswad — judged cleanest among towns with below 1 lakh population.

Indore DM ‘apologises to god’ after homeless people are driven out of city, abandoned

The episode comes as the administration of Indore, adjudged India's cleanest city four times in a row, tries to keep it neat with eye on topping Swachh Survekshan 2021.

For Patna being the dirtiest in India, the blame is on all—from Lalu Yadav to Nitish Kumar

Beyond political blame and jibes, the news of Patna’s ranking has more or less sunk without much of an informed debate among policy makers or the media in Bihar.

Cities ranking poorly in Swachh Survekshan 2020 say unhappy with metrics used for survey

This is the 5th cleanliness survey since 2016 and has covered 4,242 cities in 28 days with the help of digitised and paperless feedback from over 1.9 crore citizens.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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