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This is sad: Delhi CM Kejriwal after BJP-led municipal corporations rank among dirtiest in India
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A day after Delhi’s three municipal corporations ranked among the dirtiest local bodies surveyed for the Swachh Survekshan-2020, in the category of cities with a population of over 10 lakh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was saddened by poor performance of the three corporations.

Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked the officials of the BJP-ruled MCDs to work hard and improve the ranking. “Work hard. Sad to see the latest ranking of Delhi’s three municipal corporations in the cleanliness survey,” Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

The Delhi CM’s remark after the East and North Delhi municipal corporations ranked among the lowest in the category of cities with a population of over 10 lakh.

While East Delhi Municipal Corporation ranked second from bottom (46 among 47), North ranked 43. South Delhi Municipal Corporation, meanwhile, ranked 31 in the annual cleanliness survey, the results of which were announced on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which doesn’t follow the election mechanism as that of the three corporations, ranked third among 382 cities. It was surveyed in ‘cities with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population” category.

The NDMC bagged the first rank in the "cleanest capital" city category.

The NDMC area comprises Lutyen’s Delhi which is regarded as the seat of central authority in India. It also houses important buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House, the Supreme Court, and the North and South Blocks.

Among the cantonment boards, Delhi Cantt bagged second position among the 62 cantonments that took part in the survey.

In 2019, SDMC had ranked at the 138th position, North MCD at 282, and EDMC at 240, among the 425 local bodies surveyed.

The Swachh Survekshan awards 2020 -- the fifth annual cleanliness survey of the country -- were announced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a ceremony where 129 awards were given in different categories.

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