Chennai rated India’s cleanest city

Chennai? Cleanest? You’ve got be kidding!!!! I wonder whats the condition of the runner-ups???!!!???

New Delhi: The Lifebuoy Swastha Chetna City Meter has rated Chennai the best in terms of the overall cleanliness perception ranking among the top six metros in the country. Bangalore and Kolkata have finished a close second and third respectively.

The major determining factors of the study included greenery and plantations, clean roads, availability of dustbins in public places and efficiency of the garbage disposal system.

The results of the study were released in Kolkata on Wednesday. India’s financial capital Mumbai and union capital New Delhi were ranked fourth and fifth among the metros, the study said.

While among all the total 18 state capitals covered in the survey, Chandigarh ranked first with a total score of 144, Chennai finished second with 118 while Kolkata was ranked third with 108 score.

Mumbai (99) and New Delhi (99) were eighth and ninth among the 18 cities covered for overall cleanliness barometre, which is below the all city average of 100 points.

The study was conducted by AC Nielsen ORG-MARG for Hindustan Lever Ltd.

Chandigarh topped in all individual parameters while Raipur, Guwahati, Patna and Bhopal were among the least clean cities, the study found.

[ Source: IBN-Live ]

  1. #1 by bachodi on May 31, 2007 - 7:30 am

    Even I found it extremely funny.

  2. #2 by John Adams on June 2, 2007 - 12:39 am

    If Chennai is the cleanest city in India then that muct have something to say about the country we live in.No city in India is all that clean by international standards.Its only because the people care little still in this age for civic cleanliness and discipline with no rules enforcing the same on them.

  3. #3 by udayms on June 2, 2007 - 5:14 am

    Sadly, Indians seem to have an attitude of justifying our problems by comparing them with worser examples. When I talk about bad infrastructure in India, my friends say – “Look at Philippines or Somalia or Vietnam…. we have better infrastructure then all of them..”

    This is our problem. We must learn to understand and accept that we have a problem. Only then can we address those problems.

  4. #4 by subha on June 5, 2007 - 1:23 pm

    really surprised to see that chennai is rated the cleanest city in India.

  5. #5 by K. Sridharan on June 9, 2007 - 11:16 am

    Responses about Chennai is expected. Few

    States and cities are running on HYPE and

    they always flatter about themselves as very

    very superior in every aspect because they

    happened to be flourished by A VERY FEW


    Chennai is Cleanest, it is also GREAT in many

    aspectes, but it only needs a good look at it

    by everybody and also some of its own people.

    Since comments are free every tom. dick and

    harry is commenting on his own whims and

    fancies without knowing the reality. Msny

    SO CALLED HYPED CITIES have nothing in many

    issues and first of all they should have some

    retrospection before talking of others

  6. #6 by vijay on July 20, 2007 - 6:21 pm

    1.1 billion population and maintaining it to be very clean compared to international standards is merely an impossible task. Still it can be compared to some better standard countries and it can be understood that India has, yet, not gone to its worse side. People live in abroad may find it to be funny comparing to the country they live in. The parameters used to measure the cleanliness of the city might vary from country to country. Comparatively Chennai has been rated to be the least polluted and there is nothing wrong in it as it is based on the parameters that were used. We can not expect Indian cities to be maitained as clean as the cities in west or in Americas as they are not as populated as ours. It is also on the part of Indian citizens that we have to adapt civic cleanliness and become little responsible about our surrounding and ….it will also happen in course of time.

  7. #7 by Manali on May 18, 2008 - 2:32 am

    I just don’t understand how an Indian can throw his/her garbage on the street just because there were no dustbins nearby, why can’t that person just carry a grocery bag and throw the garbage in there if he/she really cared about not making India a garbage/poop/pee dump.

    Wish there were more commercials and bollywood movies that spread the message of not littering/promoting cleanliness in public places. This will definitely get the message across.

    I could never get myself to throw garbage on the street/waterways, I love India too much to do something like that.

    come on Shah Rukh take that responsibility and spread the word of “no littering” and making India clean-public bathrooms and public places in general.

    I’ve seen Indians throwing garbage on their precious streets so many times as if they could care less that they are cause of the stench and India looking like a garbage dump.

  8. #8 by Sachin Gupta on July 9, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    How it could be
    If ppl. are not clean. There mind is not cleaned.
    They hate with other Indians.
    This is some stupid joke

  9. #9 by Can I on September 23, 2012 - 12:06 am

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I don’t know why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody getting similar RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

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