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Sanitation rating on cards

TNN, 28 July 2014


BHUBANESWAR: Will the capital city be able to improve its 'sanitation' rank? With the second-phase rating under National Urban Sanitation Policy underway, the state government authorities are hopeful of Bhubaneswar faring better this time.


The Union urban development department had placed it at 124th position among 423 cities in India in 2009-10. Bhubaneswar ranked below Rourkela, Cuttack, Balasore, Puri and Berhampur in the 'black' bracket, suggesting the need for considerable improvement. Sambalpur was marked 'red', which is for cities on the brink of public health and environmental emergency and requiring immediate remedial action.


Official sources attributed the poor rating of the cities to rampant open defecation and poor solid waste management. The above seven cities along with Baripada and Bhadrak would be judged on their sanitation standards in the second phase. Read more....