Indore is India's cleanest cities

Indore is India's cleanest cities

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday congratulated and praised the residents of Bhopal and Indore for once against making both the cities cleanest among others. In case a city has already been awarded in some category, next best is awarded in the other category.

The Minister said that during the Swachchh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected from 203 municipal areas across the country and 53.58 lakh Swachchhata apps downloaded. I am not surprised at the results.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan congratulated Indore for bagging the award for the second consecutive year. Well done Chandigarh for coming in 3rd.

He further said, "79% of the respondents from 4,203 cities and town have reported a definite improvement in cleanliness. I would prefer to call these results as "citizens verdict" on sanitation in urban areas given the scale and eagerness of citizens' participation", Puri said.

In 2014-15, when the Swachh Survekshan Survey was launched for the first time under Modi Government, Chandigarh had bagged the first position. Drawing inspiration from the PM we are running Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across the state. State ranking was introduced in this year's survey, which was conducted between January 4 and March 10.

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"Now it is our responsibility to continue the same spirit in sustaining the present efforts and move ahead with spirited efforts in reaching a next stage in clean administration", said Reddy.

Overall, Jharkhand has been declared as the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra with Greater Mumbai winning the title of cleanest state capital.

As compared to 2017, where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, for this year, the scope was enhanced manifold. Navi Mumbai has emerged as the best in the big city category in managing solid waste while Mangalore is the best in the medium city category while Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is the best city managing solid waste management in small city category.

If you are wondering which are the "worst-performing cities", in terms of cleanliness, then you have to wait for a while.

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