Seven Star Rating to Indore city will ensure our Swachhta Ki Hattrick.
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh’s Indore has bagged for the two consecutive years the award for the cleanest city in India.
Now, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is working restlessly to repeat the history and make Swachhta ki Hattrick.
IMC is working on several fronts whether it is cleanliness drive, door to door collection of waste, beautifying the city to retain the no.1 title in Swachh Survekshan 2019. Indore is the first city in the country which has asked the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to give the city a seven-star in 2019.
A team from the central government’s ministry has also visited the city for conducting the survey and check the claim for seven-star rating.
IMC has rolled out its preparation in full swing for Swachh Survekshan 2019. If Indore bags the seven-star rating, then 1000 points will be rewarded to the city out of the 5000 point sanitation survey. Recently after receiving the double-plus open-defecation free (ODF) certificate, Indore has already received 250 points. With the seven-star rating, the city will obtain a total of 1250 points.
What is Seven-star Rating all about?
This year Swachh Survekshan 2019 is being conducted in 4203 cities, similar as last year. At present, no other city except Indore has put a claim for seven-star ratings. Under the star rating survey initiative, the Union Ministry will be rating various cities on a 7-star rating system based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management which includes door-to-door collection, bulk generator compliance, source segregation, sweeping, scientific processing of waste, scientific landfilling, plastic waste management, construction and demolition management etc. Under this system, cities are required to carry out self-assessment and self-verification for achieving a certain star rating. This self-declaration will be further verified through an independent third party agency appointed by MoHUA for 3-star, 5-star and 7- star garbage-free ratings on a yearly basis.
The seven-star rating system has been designed in such a way that it enables cities to gradually evolve into a model city, supplemented with progressive improvements in their overall cleanliness and sanitation. Cities can be rated from 1 to 7 star based on their fulfillment to criteria set for rating. A city must be ODF (Open Defecation Free) before it could be given a 3-star rating or above it and Indore has already achieved it a way ahead.