A C Nielsen ORG Marg survey says Chennai is the Second Best

Chennai Beach Road

Chennai has bagged second spot in the Lifebuoy Swasthya Chetna City Metre, a cleanliness survey conducted among 18 cities by A C Nielsen ORG MARG.

Soap brand Lifebuoy commissioned the countrywide survey — the `Lifebuoy Swasthya Chetna City Meter.’ Chennai scored 118, against an average of 100. The Lifebuoy Swasthya Chetana, started in 2002 is the single largest rural health and hygiene educational programme ever undertaken in rural India and this year, in urban India as well.

Chandigarh came first with a score of 144. The cleanliness score card is as below :

Chandigarh 144
Chennai 118
Kolkata 108
Bangalore 108
Bhubhaneshwar 106

Ratings were based on eleven parameters such as cleanliness of roads, involvement of municipal bodies and garbage disposal systems. Mumbai is ranked eighth among 18 cities with a score of 99 out of 200 for cleanliness. Delhi is a notch below Mumbai.

Chennai scored high on greenery and plantations, clean roads, garbage disposal systems and availability of dustbins in public places.

It is heartening to read the findings of A C Nielsen ORG Marg Survey

(with inputs from India Today’s Simply Chennai of June 2007 and The Hindu dated April 8, 2007)

6 Comments so far

  1. Planemad (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    Kolkata is third? Good god

  2. Yogesh (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    we used to have really good dust bins few yrs back..wonder whats happened to them must have de-composed or something…but if chennai is second in india then i can only see how much worse the other cities are..

  3. Govar (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    No surprise that Chandigarh is high up there, but Bangalore below Chennai is surprising, and so is Calcutta being at the number 3 spot. Is there a soft-copy of the survey somewhere on the web? Would like to know the parameters and weights alloted to each of them.

  4. Srivatsan K. Iyengar (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

    Govar, you Bangalorean? 10years back B’lore was a beter place, it just resembles a over grown village which lacks on all fronts which has had cascading effect in cleanliness too. Why do you guyz always view anything written well about Madras are not able to digest the fact. BANGALORE IS A HYPED CITY – BAN-GALORE. Yuck……….

  5. Govar (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    Nope, I’m not Bangalorean. I’m from Coimbatore and have stayed in Bangalore, and now am staying in Chennai. So I guess my views are pretty neutral. As of 3 years ago, I really believe Bangalore was a cleaner place than Chennai. I’m not sure about it now.

  6. sam (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    This report is rubbish, overall all Indian metros are well below world standards they are actually sub human living conditions in them all. If places like Chandigarh are actually considered a city that is outrageous that is no city more a village really. Our cities have no law and order people can setup shops on pedestrian strips and police does nothing about it along with a whole list of other things I have not seen this in any other country on earth.

    There is no constant power supply, poor sewerage, poor roads etc.

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