While Sikkim announced as the cleanest state in India by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), 4 Other NorthEast Indian States make it to Top 10. Jharkhand comes last in the list of 26 states where Kerala, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Meghalaya among the top 10 states. The results of survey carried out last year was released on Thursday 8th Sept-2016 by Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi.
It’s high time the other remaining states of the Northeast namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura focuses on cleanliness as Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have huge tourism potential and plan to spend crores on getting celebrities from Bollywood to promote tourism.
The ranking is given on the basis of percentage of households having sanitary toilets and using them (either household or community toilets).
Sikkim scored 98.2 per cent on a scale of 100. Kerala, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Meghalaya scored 96.4, 95.8, 90.1, 88.6, 87.9, 86.1, 80.2 and 73 per cent respectively.
The states which fared poorly in the NSSO study include Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir
Haryana (87.33 percent), Uttarakhand (86.42 percent), Mizoram (84.75 percent), Meghalaya (82.47 percent), Manipur (81.04 percent) and Punjab (78.89 percent)