Urban ministry launches star rating for garbage-free cities

The cities can be rated as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 -star based on their compliance with the protocol conditions specified for each of the ratings, the minister said.

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Panaji, Publish Date: Jan 21 2018 12:53AM | Updated Date: Jan 21 2018 12:53AM
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Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday launched a star rating protocol for garbage-free cities in the country, where cities will be rated from one star to seven stars on the basis of several parameters identified by the ministry under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).

"The 7-star rating system will be based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management, will include door-to-door collection, bulk generator compliance, source segregation, sweeping, scientific processing of waste, scientific land-filling, plastic waste management, construction and demolition management, dump remediation and citizen grievance redressal system, etc," Puri told reporters during a press conference in Panaji.

The cities can be rated as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 -star based on their compliance with the protocol conditions specified for each of the ratings, the minister said.

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