Human beings are the only living creatures on the planet who can make any situation from bad to worse and at the same time, they have all the abilities to transform the worst to best. Coming to the point, only very few states in India are clean and tidy.
If every individual takes sole responsibility to put the waste in the dustbin at the right place and at the right time, then things would look even better in India. Ever since ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ was launched in 2014, the majority of the states except West Bengal have been making every possible attempt to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of cities of India.
West Bengal carries an infamous record of holding the largest share among the dirtiest cities in the country. According to a nationwide cleanliness survey by the union housing and urban affairs ministry, 19 out of the 25 dirtiest cities in India are from West Bengal, with Bhadreshwar city in Gujarat at the bottom of the big list of 500 cities.
The survey added that the cities include Darjeeling, Siliguri, Serampore, Madhyamgram, North Barrackpore, Bankura, were rated worst on all sanitation indicators such as waste collection, open defecation, solid waste processing and disposal.
A survey found that 3 cities each from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are also among the dirtiest cities in India. Subrata Gupta, West Bengal principal secretary (urban affairs and municipal affairs department) said, “I am not aware of any such survey. I have not seen the survey report and won’t be able to comment on it. The state, however, runs its own cleanliness program called Nirmal Bangla as part of which we rank our cities.”