In order to sensitize the cities administration as well as the citizens about the current state of sanitation and raise awareness about the need for improvement, Govt of India has announced a National Rating of Class 1 Cities on sanitation parameters.
Releasing the rating Union Urban Development Minister, Shri Jaipal Reddy said that exercise for the rating initiated in 2009 is a part of National Urban Sanitation Policy to make Indian cities and towns totally sanitized, healthy and liveable i.e. they become Nirmal Shahars.
On the basis of their performance, cities have been kept in four categories that are – green, blue, black and red.
Other nearby cities to Belgaum and their ratings:
Bidar Rank 22 with 49.820 points
Udupi Rank 43 with 45.400 points
Chikmaglur Rank 46 with 45.020 points
Hospet Rank 71 with 41.820 points
Bijapur Rank 71 with 41.521 points
Belgaum Rank 90 with 40.510 points
Kolhapur Rank 136 with 38 points
Hubli-Dharwad Rank 196 with 35.230 points
See complete list here
None of the local newspapers have given the Belgaum ratings. So sometimes AAB is good.