Ggn improves its rankings in Swachata Survekshan 2019
Gurugram: Gurugram has improved its ranking in the latest released of swachatta survekshan, a survey that is being organised by the Union ministry of urban housing affairs.
The city has achieved 83rd rank out of 500 cities that were surveyed. In 2018, the city has obtained 107th rank.
Scepticism, however, still persists among residents of the city who feel the city is still not clean and have not been able to find an effective solution to the garbage problem that continues to raise the stench.
Various are around the city that includes Subash Nagar, Gurugram railway station, Sikanderpur, Nathupur, Sector-17 still faces the problem of massive piles of garbage being strewn in the open areas.
Moreover, the mounds of garbage at Bandhwari landfill site also continues to be piling each day with 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugrm and Faridabad being dumped daily.
There have also been reports that now waste is also being dumped around other green areas of Aravallis.
Even as the government has announced that waste to energy plants in the 30-acre landfill site will be recycled, the project is yet to kick off while there are protests by the residents regarding the ambitious move.
There is a construction and demolition plant at Basai yet a lot of C&D is being thrown in the open areas.
In 2018, the state government declared Gurugram as one of the few cities of India that is open defecation free.
While the state agencies are actively promoting it as a major achievement in a city of 20 lakh people, most of the residents do not seem to be impressed by the claim.