The Lake City of Rajasthan, Udaipur, has been ranked as the cleanest city in the state with a population of less than 10 lakh under the Swachh Survekshan 2020, the Central government’s annual survey, announced on Thursday.
The city also bagged the 54th spot, in the category of cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh, in the survey held by the union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) under Swachh Bharat Mission. This is a considerable improvement from last year when the city bagged the 136th position on the national level in the category. 25 cities in Rajasthan fall under the category of cities with a population less than 10 lakh.
The city, which ranked 2nd in the state last year, scored 3814.36 out of 6000 points in the 2020 cleanliness survey.
The Udaipur Municipal Corporation authority, which is primarily responsible for taking care of infrastructure development and the civic work in the city, said it is taking necessary measures to perform even better in the 2021 survey.
Udaipur performed well on Direct Observation and Citizens’ Feedback parameters securing 1164 and 1155.30 points respectively out of total 1500.
Udaipur’s Score Card:
- Service Level Progress – 995.06 out of 1500
- Certification – 500 out of 1500
- Direct Observation – 1164 out of 1500
- Citizen Feedback – 1155.30 out of 1500
The Swachhta survey results were delayed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, which covered 4,242 cities and saw the participation of nearly 1.87 crore citizens, was completed in 28 days.
Udaipur’s Performance for the past
- 2010: 262nd Rank
- 2015: 417th Rank
- 2017: 310th Rank
- 2018: 85th Rank
- 2019: 137th Rank
- 2020: 54th Rank