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New Delhi: In latest star rating for garbage free cities, Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Rajkot, Surat (both Gujarat), Mysuru (Karnataka), Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) have secured five star rating while 65 cities including the New Delhi (New Delhi Municipal Corporation area) secured three star rating.
The result for the assessment year 2019-20 was announced by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, here on Tuesday. While announcing the results, Puri also launched the revised protocol for the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities. The Star Rating Protocol was launched by the Ministry in January 2018 to institutionalize a mechanism for cities to achieve Garbage Free status, and to motivate cities to achieve higher degrees of cleanliness.
In the recent phase of Star Rating Assessment, 1435 cities had applied. During the assessments, 1.19 crore citizen feedbacks and over 10 lakh geo-tagged pictures were collected and 5175 solid waste processing plants were visited by 1210 field assessors. While 698 cities cleared the desktop assessment, 141 cities had been certified with Star Rating during field assessment.
Meanwhile, in the light of the COVID crisis, the ministry has issued detailed guidelines to all States and cities on special cleaning of public places and collection and disposal of bio-medical waste from quarantined households.