NMMC has topped the list for the Clean Earth Award for excellence in solid waste management under a nation-wide survey conducted by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre.
The award was given to the NMMC officials by the chief secretary of the Andhra Pradesh government at a function held in Hyderabad on Friday.
“For the award, strict evaluation guidelines were followed, which included daily data about collection of door-to-door solid waste, the logistic system, scientific disposal at the dumping ground etc,” Rajale said.
The award panel also visited the city’s landfill facility during the process of selection, he added.
The award was received by Dr Babasaheb Rajale, head of civic solid waste management, Dr Sanjay Pattiwar, additional civic commissioner and Poonam Patil, head of health committee.
“We scored the highest for our efficient solid waste management system, which was well appreciated at the award function. We have set a good precedent on this subject for civic bodies in other cities to follow,” said Rajale.
Madurai won the second spot in the nation-wide recognition, where several municipal corporations across the country were shortisted for the top honour.
Earlier, Navi Mumbai was declared the cleanest city in the state and came third in the national level.