Bengaluru has been awarded the title of the ‘Best Self Sustainable Mega City’ in the population category of fewer than 40 lakhs. The city won the title as it focused on decentralised waste management and encouraging home composting.
The home composting system, known as ‘Bioman’ was encouraged in the city and was citizen-driven. Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs took to Twitter on Thursday and informed netizens about the title given to Bengaluru.
Heartiest congratulations to citizens & city officials of Bengaluru on being awarded the title of the Best Self Sustainable Mega City (population category of > 40 lakhs)! This city has focused on decentralised waste management & promoted home composting with the name ‘Bioman’. pic.twitter.com/hYiUWJROPr
— Durga Shanker Mishra (@Secretary_MoHUA) September 3, 2020
Lauding Bengaluru for its initiative, Mishra wrote, “Its citizen-driven compost markets or Compost Sandesh where different modes of compost making are showcased is an inspirational model for the rest of the country. The ULB proudly wears the tag of ODF ++. Best wishes to go up, Bengaluru!”
Bengaluru won the title of the best ‘Self-Sustainable Mega City’ (over 40 lakh population) as it scored 1,491 out of 3,200. Among Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), with over 10 lakh population, Bengaluru secured the 37th rank.
Rank 214 in Swachh Survekshan
In August this year, Bengaluru ranked 214 in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 conducted by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. The city had slipped from the rank of 194 to 214 this year with a score of 2,656.82 out of 6,000.
The Swachh Survekshan 2020 is a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development. For the year 2020, 4242 cities were surveyed for a time period of 28 days and feedback from 1.9 crore citizens was collected for this survey. Indore emerged as the cleanest city in the country.
Congratulations, Bengaluru! This is such a proud moment.