Indian cities to be rated on sanitation
New Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) Cities of India will now be rated on the basis of sanitation. The new initiative, launched by the Urban Development Ministry today, is aimed at ensuring cleanliness and eliminate open defecation in 441 cities across the country as part of the National Urban Sanitation Policy. Besides rating of cities, it also initiated a sanitation awareness campaign to sensitise people about the issue. “The idea is to increase urban sanitation awareness in cities.
So we have introduced the rating of cities in terms of sanitation standard and also launched an awareness campaign on safe sanitation as part of National Urban Sanitation Policy,” Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy told reporters here. National Urban Sanitation Policy was launched by the ministry in 2008 aiming to have totally sanitised cities.