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Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’ has been launched recently by which of the following?
Ministry of sanitation and water resources
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry of Social Welfare
Explanation :
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’.
The star-rating initiative has been developed by the Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban.
It will rate cities on a 7-star rating system based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management, which will include Door to Door Collection, bulk generator compliance, source segregation, sweeping, scientific processing of waste, scientific land filling, plastic waste management, construction and demolition management, dump remediation & citizen grievance redressal system etC.