The article discusses different factors that have led to the poor performance ranking of Erode City at the national level on different parameters assessed over the past years and puts forward a few suggestions for improvement.
Poor Ranking of Erode City
In the last few years, both the State and Central Governments have been sanctioning a huge amount of money for several schemes and programmes aimed at improving essential services provided to its people. Funds were also sanctioned for a few special projects for improving city development through innovative pilot schemes. It would be interesting to look at Erode city’s performance at the national level ranking on different parameters over the years.
In 2010, the Union Ministry of Urban Development had ranked Indian Cities on sanitation with a reference to Review the National Urban Sanitation Policy 2009–2010. Erode city was ranked 60 out of 423 cities. The City scored just 43 out of 100 marks. Other cities of Tamil Nadu that ranked better than Erode were Trichy (6), Chennai13), Alandur (20), Thanjavur (26), Neyveli (31), Thirunalveli (38), Pallavaram (39), Tambaram (40) and Nagercoil (53).
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