Kerala far behind in cleanliness survey held by Ministry of Urban Development
New Delhi: Kerala which tops the country in terms of health and education is in the last place when it comes to cleanliness. With the lowest score of 661.26, Kerala is in the last spot in the cleanliness survey conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development.
Even Bihar, which is considered one of the most backward state, has a better score of 760.40. Among the 25 cleanest cities in the country, not even one is in Kerala. Indore, Surat and Navi Mumbai are in the first three spots in the list and Mysuru is the fifth.
The states were categorised as those which have more than 100 urban self governments and those with less than 100 urban self governments. Kerala belongs to the second category.
Among the 15 states in this category, Jharkhand came first with a score of 2325.42 and Kerala is in 15th spot. Haryana, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Telangana, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya are the states ahead of Kerala in this list.
In the cities that have a population of upto 10 lakh, Ambikapur in Chattisgarh came first. Mysuru is second and New Delhi Municipal area is the third in this category. National ranking of the cities in Kerala in this category is as follows.
1. Alappuzha - 152
2. Thiruvananthapuram - 304
3. Palakkad - 335
4. Kollam - 352
5. Kottayam - 355
6. Kozhikode - 361
7. Thrissur- 366
8. Kochi - 372
Among smaller towns, Kalamassery tops in Kerala
In the category of towns and municipalities that have a population between 50,000 and 1 lakh in South India, Kalamassery, which has rank 116, has the best rank in Kerala. Among this, Kannur which is in 186th spot has the lowest rank.