Hardeep Singh Puri & CM Parrikar launches Star-Rating system for Garbage Free Cities in Goa

Swach-bharat missionBy Accommodation Times Bureau

PANAJI

The minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri along with Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, on Saturday, launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’ in Goa.

The star-rating initiative, developed by the Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban will be rating cities on a 7-star rating system based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management, which will include Door to Door Collection, bulk generator compliance, source segregation, sweeping, scientific processing of waste, scientific landfilling, plastic waste management, construction and demolition management, dump remediation & citizen grievance redressal system etc, ministry stated in statement.

According to Puri, 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. Further city should be ODF (Open Defecation Free) before it could be given a rating of 3 stars or above. While cities may self-declare themselves as 1-star, 2-star or 4-star, MoHUA will carry out an additional verification through an independent third party to certify cities as 3-star, 5-star or 7-star. Cities will need to get recertified themselves every year to retain their star-status.





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