Pithampur (Mhow): Adding another feather into the cap, Pithampur, industrial hub of Madhya Pradesh claimed 61 spot in the list of top 100 cleanest cities/town across the country.
As per the information, Pithampur scored 1352 points out of total 2000. The criteria for this year’s ranking included 45% marks for cities becoming open defecation free, solid waste management (including sweeping, collection, transportation and processing of garbage), education and capacity building. Another 25% marks was kept for field inspection and 30% for citizen feedback.
At least 18 lakh citizens across cities gave their feedback about sanitation in their respective cities and towns. Pithampur municipal council chief municipal officer Dr Madhu Saxena informed that the industrial town spread in 31 wards and council carried out round the clock campaign to earn this. Municipal council president advocate Jagganath Verma and CMO Dr Saxena received award from Union minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu.