MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA (Smart Cities News): Indore, the cleanest city in India, has now been declared the country’s first “water plus” city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021.
Madhya Pradesh (Indore) has set an example for other cities by becoming the first ‘Water+’ certified city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021, said MP CM Shri Shivraj Chouhan in his tweet.
“Heartiest congratulations to the people of Indore as it becomes the first SBM (Swachh Bharat Mission) Water+ certified city under #SwachhSurvekshan2021. Indore has set an example in India for its determination and dedication towards cleanliness. May it continue to bring glory to the state,” said MP Chief Minister.
#SwachhSurvekshan2021 is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).
Indore Municipal Commissioner Smt. Pratibha Pal spoke about the parameters on which Indore achieved the ‘water plus’ city recognition.
“Indore carried out a survey and halted 7,000 outfalls of greywater that went in rivers, drains. We completed all criteria to gain this achievement. Moreover, 30 per cent of the city’s sewage water was recycled and reused. This recycled water was used by people in their gardens and some construction sites. Public toilets should be connected through sewer lines and kept clean.”, said Smt. Pratibha Pal.
Seven (7) sewerage treatment plants were constructed in the city, and about 110 million litres per day treated water from them is being used. “According to the guidelines of Water Plus Protocol, 147 special types of urinals were constructed in Indore. Besides, the work of cleaning ponds, wells and all water bodies has also been completed,” said Indore Municipal Commissioner.
Meanwhile, Indore district collector Shri Manish Singh also informed about the work done to achieve this tag. “According to the given orders of Water Plus Protocol of Swachh Survekshan, 1,746 public and 5,624 domestic sewer outfalls in 25 small and big nullahs were tapped by the IMC, which also freed the city’s Kanh and Saraswati rivers from sewer lines”, said Shri Manish Singh.