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BHOPAL: The Government of India (GoI) has ranked Bhopal as the third best city in the country in terms of Ease of living under the Municipal Performance Index.

The transfer stations, use of modern technology at landfill sites, both Bhanpur and Adampur Chawni that were developed by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) have been considered as best use of technology for waste management. Similarly, the parameter of planning fetched good marks for Bhopal.

In terms of planning, the BMC was ranked at a better spot for reuse and recycle of waste at Bhanpur and development of power plant at Adampur landfill site.

In Governance, the BMC received marks for the fast disposal of complaints of residents and how they are receiving services.

Bhopal smart city had fed the data sought by the Government of India under the online survey. In its survey, the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) has ranked Bhopal under the category of cities with over 10lakh population, on Thursday.

Over 1.5 lakh citizens in Bhopal had also participated in the survey and had given their feedback.

Transfer stations, use of modern technology at landfill sites.
Transfer stations, use of modern technology at landfill sites.

Capital scores over 70 % Smart city CEO Aditya Singh said Bhopal has received over 70 per cent marks under each of the five parameters of the government. He said the transfer stations and landfill site are our initiatives that have fetched us the rank in the national survey.

The survey was based on the parameters that better life of a citizen. The five parameters were of 100 marks each including Planning, technology, finance, governance and management.

In the category of million-plus population, Indore topped the list followed by Surat while Bhopal is ranked at number 3.

The government has released a list of 111 cities across the country on the parameters of ease of living. The municipal services in the urban bodies were assessed for the survey. The survey was based on mainly 5 parameters. The ease of living index is based on assessment of quality of life and the impact of various initiatives.

The survey was conducted online by the ministry where the residents were also approached for their feedback on the ministry’s website.

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