Rashtrapati Bhawan, South Block lagging behind in Swachh drive
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.
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 Jawharlal 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 Prime Minister Office are lagging behind in SBA rating, the Nirman Bhawan, seat of Urban Development Ministry, responsible for implementing '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).
North Block, seat of Home Ministry and Finance Ministry, ranked at 8th place with 12 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.
National Museum, a prominent tourist attraction near India Gate, ranked at 4th place with 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.