West Bengal the only state that refused to participate in Modi govt’s cleanliness survey

Recently Indore was declared the cleanest city in India and Bhopal, Visakhapatnam and Surat followed it in the rankings. The rankings were based on the Swacha Survekshan Survey-2017 which was carried out by the government which covered 434 cities. This survey also let to the conclusion that Gonda in Uttar Pradesh was the dirtiest city in the country.

These rankings were a good source of information for both the citizens and authorities of various cities to gauge as to where did their city stand with respect to the rest of the nation in terms of cleanliness, and thus what more should be done to make their city better. This information though would sadly not be available for the people in West Bengal as it was the only state in the country which had not participated in the survey.

Reportedly according to the West Bengal’s Urban Development Department, the Mamata led government had shown no interest in participating in this survey as it has apparently launched its own spin-off of the Swacha Bharat Abhiyan in form of Mission Nirmal Bangla. Hence it thought there was no point in participating in the survey. Had the West Bengal government given a go ahead for the survey, as many as 60 cities in West Bengal would have been eligible for participation.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

This isn’t the only time the Mamata led Bengal government has been lukewarm to the center’s initiatives. It was pointed out by our columnist Ashutosh Muglikar that the pilot Direct Benefit Transfer scheme in fertilizers could not be implemented in Malda and South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal as the state government had not shown any interest for the same. He also pointed out that the Bengal government was also lacking in Direct Benefit Transfer when it came to Public Distribution System. Incidentally Mamata Banerjee had also skipped the Niti Aayog meeting in April.

Mamata has also been averse to letting the center’s schemes operate in her state under their original names. We had reported in March about how the Mamata government was renaming the center’s schemes like Swacha Bharat Abhiyan, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(Pradhan Mantri was struck off) as she wasn’t happy with the 60:40 expense share between the center and the state for these schemes.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Image Source: The Week

Mandya: Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj attends funeral of Pulwama martyr, villagers expose his hypocrisy towards Armed Forces

Prakash Raj, a left wing ideologue, who is often known for joining hands with the left-liberals to express their hate towards Hindus and the BJP, has plans to contest in the upcoming elections from Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency.

Pakistan quotes The Quint, Karan Thapar and Praveen Swami to brand Kulbhushan Jadhav as a ‘RAW spy’ at ICJ

Pakistan quoted several articles published in Indian to present its case during Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at the International Court of Justice
Locals even pelted stones at injured jawans

Pulwama attack: Women, children in Kashmir ferried expensive military grade RDX in small quantities for months

The trigger for the explosive was manufactured locally and that ammonium nitrate was used as an oxidizer in the RDX explosive. The military grade RDX was obtained from Pakistan and the device was assembled around 10 km from the blast site.
How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans after Pulwama attack

How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans

Ravish Kumar of NDTV is a man known for many lows. But this may well be his lowest point.
Amar Singh donates property worth Rs 15 crore to RSS-affiliated Seva Bharti.

Amar Singh donates ancestral properties worth 15 crores to RSS-affiliated organisation Seva Bharti

Amar Singh donated Rs 15 crore property to Seva Bharti, an RSS affiliated social service organisation.

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

Several people posted on social media that India has dropped bombs over Sialkot in Pakistan

Waters of 3 rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to Yamuna as per Indus Water Treaty: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari had said that dams and other developmental projects are being conceptualised on the 3 rivers will choke Pakistan’s water supply

Congress workers used to do booth capturing for me and my father when there was no EVM : Congress leader Kirti Azad

Kirti Azad was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015 after he accused senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley of Corruption.
Article 370

Article 370 must go: BJP can’t pussyfoot any longer

So what is this Article 370 which allows J&K to function much against the national (or for that matter, it’s own) interests?

The Hindu not only cropped the Rafale dissent note, but also had digitally manipulated it

Comparison of Hindu document with ANI document shows that Hindu had doctored the Rafale dissent note

Latest articles

Connect with us

138,214FansLike
111,133FollowersFollow
23,418SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these