Indore: Indore, the cleanest city of the country, has geared up for seven- star of the rating portal under Swachh Survekshan-2018 and invited objections from public. “We have primarily declared Indore as garbage-free city and released a public notice inviting objections on 12- points covered under the rating portal from public,” said municipal commissioner Asheeh Singh. The public has been given 15 days to file objections and suggestions with Indore Municipal Corporation.
After addressing the objections, if any received, the IMC would finally declare Indore as garbage free city and inform about the same to the state government. After obtaining state government’s certificate, the IMC would stake claim on seven star rating and invite central team for assessment of its claim. The IMC believes that the central team could arrive for assessment by December 23. Earlier, the IMC had staked claim on three-star rating but delay in the launch of MIS portal by Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Mo- HUD) prompted it to relax the rating protocol.
Now, cities are allowed to stake claim on any rating they think they deserves. However, the cities would have to undergo a third party inspection on the claims it is making for the star ratings. The IMC thinks that it is prepared enough to go for sevenstar rating and accordingly have started the process for staking claim on the top rating.
1000 POINTS FOR SEVEN-STAR The total Swachh Survekshan is of 5000 marks. Of that, 1250 marks are for certifications – 250 marks for ODF certification and 1000 marks for star-rating certification. While it has already obtained full marks for ODF certification with claiming ODF++ certificate, the city is now all set for full marks of star-rating certification. The city, which meets all the 12 parameters of rating protocol fully, will get 1000 marks and seven star rating. If some shortcomings are found then the city would be granted seven star but with lesser score of 900 marks. Marks below that will result in scaling down of star rating..