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Friday, 21 August 2020

Karnal state’s cleanest city

Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 20

Karnal has retained the tag of the cleanest city of Haryana in the results of Swachh Survekshan-2020 declared on Thursday.

Karnal is at the top in cleanliness in the northern region in the category of 1-10 lakh population.

State placed 2nd

  • Haryana has achieved second position behind Jharkhand among states with less than 100 urban local bodies by scoring 1,678.84 marks
  • Congratulating residents of the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted, "I congratulate all citizens, officials and sanitation workers for this achievement."

Also, the city has improved its ranking in cleanliness to 17 in the country in the same category from the 24th position in Swachh Survekshan-2019. It had secured 41st position in 2018 and 65th in 2017. Out of 6,000 marks, Karnal city has secured 4,655.07 marks.

As many as 9,289 residents gave feedback during Swachh Survekshan 2020 conducted in 382 cities of the country in this category. The city has achieved 3-star in garbage-free city, and ODF++ status, said Nishant Kumar Yadav, Commissioner, Karnal Municipal Corporation.

Giving credit to city residents, Yadav said it was the result of continued public participation, citizens' awareness programmes, involvement of NGOs, corporate, RWAs and self-help groups, schools and colleges along with scientific management of solid waste through well-equipped centralised and de-centralised waste processing plants.

Renu Bala Gupta, Mayor, also gave credit of this achievement to the active participation of the people.

Rohtak second in state

In the category of population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh, Rohtak got 35th rank, Panckhula 56th, Gurugram 62nd, Sonepat 105th, Hisar 105th, Rewari 118th, Ambala 120th, Yamunanagar 147th, Panipat 160th, Bhiwani 166th, Jind 168th, Sirsa 176th, Kaithal 199th, Bahadurgarh 216th, Thanesar 219th and Palwal 357th.

Union minister interacts with ragpickers

Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri interacted with the ragpickers of the city through video-conferencing. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was supposed to interact with them.

Ragpickers Sonu and Bachi Devi informed the minister that the MC had got ragpickers registered and given them work of segregation at a garbage centre.

"After being registered, I am getting benefits of various government schemes including Ujjwala, BPL ration card and others," said Sonu. Bachi Devi said that the registration of rag-pickers has given them a new identity.

from The Tribune

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