Prez house, South Block lagging behind!

New Delhi : Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan have topped the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) rating, leaving behind Rashtrapati Bhawan and South Block among the 29 government buildings in the capital that were screened for overall cleanliness.

The three buildings — Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan — scored 20 points each, while Rashtrapati Bhawan and South Block were ranked 6th with 14 points each, an Urban Development Ministry official said. While Rashtrapati Bhawan and South Block, the seat of the Prime Minister’s Office, are lagging behind in SBA rating, Nirman Bhawan, the seat of the Urban Development Ministry, responsible for implementing the ‘Swachh Bharat’ exercise in urban areas, is way behind at 8th rank with 12 points only.

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) surveyed the buildings based on availability of sanitation infrastructure, cleanliness and adequacy of dustbins in the buildings and premises last month. The winning buildings of Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan scored maximum points in respect of sanitation infrastructure (maximum of 10 points), cleanliness (8) and availability of dustbins (2 points).

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