Central Government Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities | Swacch Bharat Mission Urban (SBM-U)

Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities | Swacch Bharat Mission Urban (SBM-U)

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of Central government has announced the results of Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities. For the assessment year 2019-2020, a total of 6 cities have been rated 5 Star, 65 Cities as 3 Star and 70 Cities as 1 Star under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban (SBM-U). While announcing results on 19 May 2020, Hardeep Singh Puri also launched the revised protocol for the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities.

It is different from Swachh Survekshan (SS) as it was only a ranking system and several of our cities, despite doing exceptionally well, were not being recognized appropriately. Star Rating Protocol for Garbage Free Cities is a comprehensive framework where each ward in every city must achieve a certain standard across 24 different components of solid waste management (SWM) and is graded based on overall marks received.

The Star Rating Protocol was launched by MoHUA on 20 January 2018 to institutionalize a mechanism for cities to achieve Garbage Free status. It also motivates the cities to achieve higher degree of cleanliness. SBM Urban has played an important role in achieving cleanliness and sanitation which provides benefits to Indians in their fight with COVID-19.

SBM Urban Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities

Here is the complete Star Rating List of Garbage Free Cities 2020 under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban:-

5 Star Cities
ULB Name State Final Rating
Ambikapur Chhattisgarh 5 Star
Rajkot Gujarat 5 Star
Surat Gujarat 5 Star
Mysore Karnataka 5 Star
Indore Madhya Pradesh 5 Star
Navi Mumbai Maharashtra 5 Star
3 Star Cities
ULB Name State Final Rating
Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 3 Star
Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 3 Star
Chandigarh Chandigarh 3 Star
Bhilai Nagar Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Jashpur Nagar (M) Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Narharpur (NP) Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Patan (NP) Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Raigarh Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Bilaspur Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Saragaon (NP) Chhattisgarh 3 Star
Barsur (NP) Chhattisgarh 3 Star
New Delhi (NDMC) Delhi 3 Star
Ahmedabad Gujarat 3 Star
Bagasra Gujarat 3 Star
Gandhinagar Gujarat 3 Star
Jamnagar Gujarat 3 Star
Talala Gujarat 3 Star
Karnal Haryana 3 Star
Jamshedpur Jharkhand 3 Star
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Burhanpur Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Chhindwara Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Kanthaphod Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Katni Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Khargone Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Omkareshwar Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Pithampur Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Singrauli Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Ujjain Madhya Pradesh 3 Star
Ambarnath Maharashtra 3 Star
Bhiwandi Nizampur Maharashtra 3 Star
Brahmapuri Maharashtra 3 Star
Chandrapur_M Maharashtra 3 Star
Deolali Pravara Maharashtra 3 Star
Dhule Maharashtra 3 Star
Gadhinglaj Maharashtra 3 Star
Indapur Maharashtra 3 Star
Jalgaon Maharashtra 3 Star
Jalna Maharashtra 3 Star
Jejuri Maharashtra 3 Star
Junnar Maharashtra 3 Star
Kagal Maharashtra 3 Star
Karhad Maharashtra 3 Star
Khed Maharashtra 3 Star
Lonavala Maharashtra 3 Star
Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra 3 Star
Malkapur_S Maharashtra 3 Star
Matheran Maharashtra 3 Star
Mauda CT Maharashtra 3 Star
Mira-Bhayandar Maharashtra 3 Star
Murgud Maharashtra 3 Star
Narkhed Maharashtra 3 Star
Panchgani Maharashtra 3 Star
Panhala Maharashtra 3 Star
Rajapur Maharashtra 3 Star
Ratnagiri Maharashtra 3 Star
Sasvad Maharashtra 3 Star
Shirdi Maharashtra 3 Star
Tasgaon Maharashtra 3 Star
Thane Maharashtra 3 Star
Vadgaon Maharashtra 3 Star
Vengurla Maharashtra 3 Star
Vita Maharashtra 3 Star
Nawanshahr Punjab 3 Star
1 Star Cities
ULB Name State Final Rating
Chirala Andhra Pradesh 1 Star
GVMC Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 1 Star
Palamaneru Andhra Pradesh 1 Star
Sattenapalli Andhra Pradesh 1 Star
Baramkela (NP) Chhattisgarh 1 Star
Berla (NP) Chhattisgarh 1 Star
Chikhalakasa (NP) Chhattisgarh 1 Star
Katghora (NP) Chhattisgarh 1 Star
Pakhanjur (NP) Chhattisgarh 1 Star
Delhi Cantt. Delhi 1 Star
Bhavnagar Gujarat 1 Star
Tarsadi Gujarat 1 Star
Vadodara Gujarat 1 Star
Visavadar Gujarat 1 Star
Vyara Gujarat 1 Star
Rohtak Haryana 1 Star
Badnawar Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Hathod Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Khandwa Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Maheshwar Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Sardarpur Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Shahganj Madhya Pradesh 1 Star
Ahmedanagar Maharashtra 1 Star
Akola Maharashtra 1 Star
Anjangaon Surji Maharashtra 1 Star
Ashta_MH Maharashtra 1 Star
Ballarpur Maharashtra 1 Star
Barshi Maharashtra 1 Star
Bhagur Maharashtra 1 Star
Daund Maharashtra 1 Star
Georai Maharashtra 1 Star
Jamner Maharashtra 1 Star
Jawhar Maharashtra 1 Star
Kalyan Dombivali Maharashtra 1 Star
Khanapur_M Maharashtra 1 Star
Khapa Maharashtra 1 Star
Khopoli Maharashtra 1 Star
Kulgaon-Badlapur Maharashtra 1 Star
Kurundvad Maharashtra 1 Star
Mahad Maharashtra 1 Star
Mahadula Maharashtra 1 Star
Malkapur_K Maharashtra 1 Star
Mangalvedhe Maharashtra 1 Star
Murbad Maharashtra 1 Star
Nagbhid Maharashtra 1 Star
Nashik Maharashtra 1 Star
Paithan Maharashtra 1 Star
Panvel Maharashtra 1 Star
Pen Maharashtra 1 Star
Phulambri Maharashtra 1 Star
Rajura Maharashtra 1 Star
Ramtek Maharashtra 1 Star
Raver Maharashtra 1 Star
Sailu Maharashtra 1 Star
Sangamner Maharashtra 1 Star
Shahada Maharashtra 1 Star
Shendurjanaghat Maharashtra 1 Star
Shirpur- Warwade Maharashtra 1 Star
Uran Islampur Maharashtra 1 Star
Vaijapur Maharashtra 1 Star
Varangaon Maharashtra 1 Star
Vasai Virar Maharashtra 1 Star
Waduj Maharashtra 1 Star
Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 1 Star
Gajraula (NPP) Uttar Pradesh 1 Star
Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh 1 Star
Jhansi Uttar Pradesh 1 Star
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1 Star
Noida Uttar Pradesh 1 Star

The performance of cities under the Star Rating Protocol also carries significant weightage in final assessment in Swachh Survekshan.

Star Rating Protocol vs Swachh Survekshan

To ensure that the Star Rating Protocol has a SMART framework, govt. has developed a 3 stage assessment process:-

First Stage – Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) populate their progress data on the portal along with supporting documents within a particular time-frame.

Second Stage – It involves a desktop assessment by a third-party agency selected and appointed by MoHUA.

Third Stage – Claims of cities that clear the desktop assessment are then verified through independent field level observations.

Star Rating Protocol has been devised in a holistic manner including components such as cleanliness of drains & water bodies, plastic waste management, managing construction & demolition waste among others. These are critical to achieve garbage free cities. The main focus is on solid waste management (SWM) as it also takes care of ensuring certain minimum standards of sanitation through a set of pre-conditions defined in the framework. However, Swachh Survekshan is a broader concept and includes Star Rating Protocol as well.

Very happy to announce the results of Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities.

The Star Rating Protocol was launched in 2018 to institutionalize a mechanism for cities to achieve Garbage Free status & achieve higher degrees of cleanliness. @PMOIndia @PIB_India @SwachhBharatGov pic.twitter.com/jRCLiLRf9b

— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 19, 2020

The new Star Rating Protocol will consider ward-wise geo-mapping, monitoring of SWM value chain through ICT interventions like Swachh Nagar App and zone-wise rating in cities with population of 50 lakh+. Govt. vision is to ensure holistic and sustainable sanitation across urban India. It involves effective faecal sludge management through safe containment, transportation, disposal and processing along with 100% wastewater treatment in cities before discharging into water bodies and their maximum possible reuse.

The govt. also intend to achieve 100% scientific and resource efficient solid waste management (SWM) based on 3R and circular economy. The govt. is also focusing on bioremediation of all dumpsites, single use plastic free India and efficient construction and demolition waste management. This will pave the way for a “Swachh”, “Swasth”, “Shashakt” and “Sampann” AtmaNirbhar New India.