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Cleanliness index soon to rank cities

Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the ambitious ‘Clean India’ mission, the Union Tourism Ministry on Friday said it was working on a “cleanliness index’’ for cities in the country to encourage the best performers and, in turn, inspire others to spruce up.


“We are preparing a cleanliness index. The methodology has been drafted and index calculated for six cities on a pilot basis. While we will not name the dirtiest cities, we will certainly tell which are the cleanest,” Tourism Secretary Parvez Dewan told reporters at a briefing on work done by the Ministry in the first 100 days of the new government.

Expected to encourage best performers and inspire others

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