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Guinness Book world records for environment protection on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary;‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’ (Cleanliness assessment of Non-suburban and Suburban Stations 2019);
By IASToppers
October 03, 2019

Contents

Polity & Governance

  • Country’s top three cleanest railway stations are from Rajasthan: Survey

Key Facts for Prelims

  • Students of Delhi-NCR create Guinness Book world records

 

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Polity & Governance

Country’s top three cleanest railway stations are from Rajasthan: Survey

Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry released the ‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’ (Cleanliness assessment of Non-suburban and Suburban Stations 2019).

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HIGHLIGHTS OF STATIONS’ CLEANLINESS SURVEY REPORT’

The railway stations have been clubbed into three groups i.e. Non-Suburban (NSG), Suburban (SG) and Halt (HG).

Highlights of Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’

Top 3 Station in NSG category

  1. Jaipur
  2. Jodhpur
  3. Durgapura

Top 3 station in SG category

  1. Andheri
  2. Virar
  3. Naigaon

Top 3 railway zones

  1. North Western Railway
  2. South East Central Railway
  3. East Central Railway

ABOUT THE SURVEY

  • Railways have been conducting third party audit and cleanliness ranking of 407 major stations annually since 2016.
  • The 2019 report on the cleanliness assessment of non-suburban and suburban category stations was published by the Environment and Housekeeping Management Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
  • In 2019, the survey was expanded to include 720 stations and suburban stations were also included for the first time.
  • The total score is out of 1000 and each component (Process Evaluation, Direct Observation, Citizen Feedback) weighs 33.33% of the total score.
[Ref: Livemint, PIB]

 

Key Facts for Prelims

Students of Delhi-NCR create Guinness Book world records

Students from Delhi-NCR region created two Guinness Book world records for environment protection on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

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ABOUT THE TWO WORLD RECORDS 

  • First world record: It was in the category of ‘environmental sustainability lessons to the largest number of students at one place’.
  • Second world record: It pertains to ‘the largest number of assembly & lighting of Solar lamps’.
[Ref: PIB]

 

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