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Kota ranks 4th among India’s 10 dirtiest cities: Swachh Survekshan 2020

The results of Swachh Survekshan 2020, the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of India are out!

While Indore has ranked as India’s cleanest city again. Let’s take a look at the 10 dirtiest cities of India

Kota has ranked 4th among India’s 10 dirtiest cities with population over 10 Lakh.

Here’s the list of 10 dirtiest cities with population over 10 Lakh –

2EAST DELHI1962.31
9AMRITSAR 2459.31
10FARIDABAD 2646.69

Source: Swachh Surveskshan Website

As citizens of Kota, this is a moment to reflect upon our way of life and start making changes to make our city clean.

We would like to know your opinions about this, tell us in comments…

One reply on “Kota ranks 4th among India’s 10 dirtiest cities: Swachh Survekshan 2020”

Amartya Sen writes for Poverty – ‘You don’t need stats, you just need to step out and see it with your eyes’. This is what filth is for Kota.
Public washrooms are unheard of, Pedestrian pathways non existent/ encroached and broken, all sorts of animals live, eat, shit and bite on the roads. Open drains everywhere, ODF free though in the report, my eyes have often encountered the opposite.
Here’s a suggestion, instead of glorifying one single piece of landscape every single time ( Gadariya/ hanging bridge, basically Chambal and its bank)
Ask your photographers to click pictures of filth, cover the horribly dirty areas, Public hospitals, washrooms, bus stations etc. Organise conversation wide ranging conversations with various stakeholders such as architects (lots of young folks who know urban planning and civic issues).
Show your audience the dirty side, make them acknowledge it, the solution will come the people itself and do not let the authorities and leaders go free handed on this. Write letters to every single Elected municipal Leader, MPs, MLAs, ask tough questions that goes beyond garlands and reservation in train/ job transfers.

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