Indore, May 20 : Three-times winner of India's cleanest city award, Indore has again made it to the six urban bodies that have earned five star rating among garbage-free cities. This rating is one of the four important components of Swachh Survekshan-2020.
Indore is the only city from Madhya Pradesh to make it to the top six. Navi Mumbai from Maharashtra, Ambikapur from Chhattisgarh, Rajkot and Surat from Gujarat and Mysore from Karnataka are the other five.
The 65 cities that earned three star rating include Bhopal, Ujjain, Khargone, Katni, Bhurhanpur, Chhindwara, Singrauli from Madhya Pradesh, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Karnal, Thane, Shirdi and Jalgaon.
Swachh Survekshan-2020 consists of 600 marks. The Ministry of Urban Affairs and Housing derived four parameters - Citizen Feedback, Direct Observation, Service Level Progress and Certification - for adjudging cleanliness and hygiene level of urban bodies.
Each parameter carries 1,500 marks each. Certification parameters included a GFC certificate which carried 1,000 marks and ODF certificate which carried 500 marks.
While Indore had already clinched 100 marks getting ODF++ certificate, it has made its position stronger in the race towards cleanest city tag for the fourth time by clinching five-star rating in GFC. Indore could not get Seven Star this year. Only three cities were able to get five stars this year.