Mysuru city was ranked third cleanest city in the overall national ranking with a five-star rating in the Swachh Survekshan 2019 the results of which was announced in New Delhi on Wednesday.
While Indore in Madhya Pradesh was ranked the cleanest city in the country for the third consecutive time, Ambikapur in Chattisgarh was ranked the second cleanest city nationally out of 4,237 cities and towns that were surveyed this year.
Mysuru secured an overall score of 4,379 out of 5,000 marks and improved its position to move up by five notches this year. Though Mysuru was accorded the “cleanest city’’ tag among urban bodies with a population between 3 lakh to 1 million in 2018, its overall national ranking had slid to eighth place.
But this year, the authorities made efforts to shore up the cleanliness level to move up the ladder to secure the third rank. The city was accorded the fifth rank in the 2017 survey and had bagged the “cleanest city’’ tag in the 2016 Swachh Suvekshan exercise.
The citation said Mysuru has put in place an infrastructure to attain 100 per cent door-to-door garbage collection in all its wards.
Among other urban local bodies in the State, Mangaluru was ranked 165, Bengaluru 194, Tumakuru 231st whiile Hubbali-Dharwad was at 235th place