BHUBANESWAR: Of the total marks of 2000 for assessing the performance of 73 cities in Swachh Survekshan-2016, 60 per cent were assigned for solid waste management related parameters, 30 per cent for construction of toilets and five per cent each for 'city level sanitation strategy' and 'behaviour change communication'.
There were three separate classifications - Independent Observer, Citizens Feedback and Service Level Status which constituted the survey.
In the first classification executed by Independent Observer, the Capital City scored 434 from a total of 500 marks and ranked nine in different aspects pertaining to sanitation and cleanliness.
Bhubaneswar ranked 28 in Citizens Feedback section, which comprised of questions posed to general public on sanitation levels of the City.
Similarly, the City ranked 40 in Service Level Status. This section had criteria like Planning: Strategy for Open Defecation Free town (ODF) and Integrated Solid Waste Management (SWM), Communication: Information, Education and Behaviour Change Communication (IEBC) activity, Waste Management: Door to Door Collection, Sweeping, Collection and Transportation, Waste Management: Processing and Disposal, Sanitation: Public and Community Toilet Provision and Sanitation: Individual Household Latrines.
While the Capital scored full marks for ODF strategy and IEBC activities, the marks fell on waste management with 256 of 400 in door to door collection and 25 of 400 in solid waste disposal and processing. In public and community toilet provisions and individual household latrines, the scores were 85 of 150 marks and 87 of 150 marks respectively.
"There has been considerable improvement in the rankings as compared to last year when Bhubaneswar ranked 56. We need to improve the door to door garbage collection and expedite the solid waste disposal and processing and aim to make it to the top 10 in 2017 rankings," Mayor AN Jena said.