While the city of Mumbai is surrounded by sea on all of it’s side and beaches are part of the character of Mumbai, that characteristic is frowned upon since ages with all the dirt and pollute on the layer of the beaches and garbage floating on the shore of it. But, just last year the city, broke the world record of the first in it’s kind of biggest Sea Clean campaign manage and worked on by the citizens of the city itself. Yes, the Versova cleaning campaign was such a changing face for the cleanliness of the city. And the city hasn’t stopped on one beach and moving forward with other nuemrous beach and city road cleaning.
So, Guess What? If you are a Mumbaikar then you can say that you currently stay in cleanest state capital of India.
Mumbai has been declared the cleanest state capital in the Swachh Survekshan 2018, announced recently. With Mumbai’s rank dropping from No. 10 in 2016 to No. 29 in 2017, the BMC had taken steps to improve the city and clearly it showed its results this year, it has been ranked No.1. The rankings are based on the data provided by municipal corporations, independent assessors and feedback from people. After Mumbai fared much lower than Navi Mumbai and Pune last year, the civic body had appointed an agency to improve its performance. The BMC had also begun a campaign on Twitter asking people to vote.
Also Navi Mumbai won the award for being India’s best in solid waste management among cities with a population of over 10 lakh. This good news does not mean that our work as the citizens of Mumbai or the BMC’s work is done, we have a long way to go and keep Mumbai a clean city for the coming years.