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Surveys on sanitation across cities on the bank of river Ganga

The Quality Council of India undertook a survey on the status of sanitation across cities and towns on the bank of River Ganga for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Quality Council of India surveys the sanitation across cities on the bank of river Ganga
  • There are 39 towns on the banks of river in West Bengal, 20 in Uttar Pradesh, 17 in Bihar and 14 and two towns respectively in Uttarakhand and Jharkhand.

About the findings of the Survey:

  • Four out of five towns along the River Ganga have waste dumps along the banks and nearly 55 per cent of the towns have drains emptying into the river without any cleaning. 
  • Only 19 towns had municipal solid waste (MSW) plants and only 7 towns in the plains can claim installation of a trash cleaner in in their territory. 
  • 72 per cent of towns have nullahs (drains) discharging into the river and 77 per cent of these drains do not have functional screens that filter out filth.
  • 12 towns have scored A, 44 B-grade and the rest scored a poor C grade in performance.
  • Poor-performing towns were in states of West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

What does different grades signify?

  • Grade A- Towns had good cleanliness and waste management services.
  • Grade B- Towns managed only a partial cleanliness around the ghats.
  • Grade C- Towns have a lot to do to achieve over improvement in cleanliness, solid waste management and in setting up infrastructure at treating sewage flowing into the river.

About the Quality Council of India:

  • The Quality Council of India (QCI) is an accreditation body established in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  • Quality Council of India (QCI) is set up as a non-profit autonomous society to establish an accreditation structure in the country and to spread quality movement in India by undertaking a National Quality Campaign.

Question:

Q. The Quality Council of India undertook a survey on the status of sanitation across cities and towns on the bank of which river for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?
a. Ganga
b. Yamuna
c. Godavari
d. Kaveri
Surveys on sanitation across cities on the bank of river Ganga Surveys on sanitation across cities on the bank of river Ganga Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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