Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan, Jawaharlal Bhawan top cleanliness ratings

Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan have topped the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) ratings, leaving behind Rashtrapati Bhawan among the 49 government buildings in the capital that were screened for overall cleanliness.

PTI| Updated: Jul 04, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan have topped the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) ratings, leaving behind Rashtrapati Bhawan among the 49 government buildings in the capital that were screened for overall cleanliness.

The three buildings scored 20 points each while Rashtrapati Bhawan and South Block were ranked 6th with 14 points each, an Urban Development Ministry official said.

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).

Sardar Patel Bhawan came second with 18 points followed by the new CGA building with 17 points.

Krishi Bhawan and Shastri Bhawan were at the bottom of the ratings with 8 points each while Lok Nayak Bhawan scored 10 points.

Fourteen buildings in the capital scored in the range of 14 to 16 points.

The Urban Development Ministry has circulated the ratings to all concerned ministries and departments with a request to take remedial action for improving infrastructure and cleanliness.