Mangaluru, June 24, 2018: Mangaluru City received ‘India’s best city in solid waste management’ award under the categories of cities having a population between three lakh and 10 lakh under Swachh Survekshan 2018 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh on June 23, Saturday. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri presented the award at a function.
Bhaskar K., Mayor, Mohammed Nazir, commissioner of the city corporation, Naveen R. D’Souza, chairman, Standing Committee on Health and Education, and Madhu S. Manohar, Environment Engineer at the corporation, received the award. Mangaluru was among the 23 cities selected in the country for the national award under different categories.
The survey by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs assessed 4,203 urban local bodies under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) between January 4, 2018 and March 10, 2018. The survey team was in Mangaluru for four days in February, 2018.
The on-field survey for Swach Survekshan had been conducted by an independent agency and the data for ranking the cities were collected through direct observation, citizen feedback and service-level progress.