COIMBATORE: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to rank higher education institutions on cleanliness and asked institutions to apply for the ‘Swachhta’ ranking before Ju ly 31. The ranking will be done based on two components – in-campus hygiene, which will have 85 percentage weightage, and activities outside the campus, which will have 15 percentage of weightage.
Campus hygiene will include the availability of toilets in hostels, academic building condition, toilet condition and maintenance, running water facility, garbage clearance in campus and frequency and disposal system of garbage among other things.
It will also take into account of any innovative technology used for solid and liquid waste management, hostel and kitchen hygiene, apparel of staff, the extent of mechanisation of food preparation, availability of cooking gas, chimneys, water storage and pipeline systems, quality of drinking water and green cover on campus.
In activities outside campus, the Ministry will award marks for adopting village or neighbourhood and activities taken to achieve the spread of cleanliness and hygiene. More details are available on ministry website www.mhrd.gov.in.