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, 2016
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Visakhapatnam is No. 1 in garbage disposal

Source: Deccan chronicle, Date: , 2016

Visakhapatnam district has achieved the distinction of being Number One in the state in terms of efficient garbage disposal. Key performance indicators that enable an urban local body to be graded thus are the percentage of garbage lifted and its scientific disposal. Uncollected waste typically tends to end up clogging drains or is strewn along roads, posing a health hazard, harbouring mosquitoes and attracting rats while bio-degradable waste putrefies and degrades over time. Efficient garbage collection is, therefore, a key performance indicator with a benchmark value of 100 per cent. In 2015-16, about 3,09,633 metric tonnes of garbage was lifted from the municipalities and corporations of Visakhapatnam district, the highest among all the districts of the state.

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