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Swachh Survekshan 2018: Indore is India`s cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh

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New Delhi: Indore has emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government’s cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2018. The survey aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.

Indore was the cleanest city in 2017 as well, but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities. This time it was conducted for around 4,200 cities. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday. “I’ve lived in some of the cleanest cities in the world during my long stay abroad and I must tell you that the cleanliness levels in Indore and Bhopal give them a run for their money,” he said.

Looking at the way citizens of big winning cities had turned Swachhata into a Jan Andolan, I am not surprised at the results. Congratulations #Indore & #Bhopal for a repeat performance at #1&2. Well done #Chandigarh for coming in 3rd.
Others will surely try & catch up next year. pic.twitter.com/M8PMQRn1QI

— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 16, 2018

A tale of two cities!

The way Indore & Bhopal retain the Top-2 spots is a commendable feat. I want to congratulate the citizens, ULB’s, Mayors & elected representatives of the two cities & MP CM @ChouhanShivraj for his leadership.
All it takes is a good CM to change the state. pic.twitter.com/0KWXUU1heT

— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 16, 2018

Responding to the minister, Madhya Pradesh CM tweeted: 

Thank you @HardeepSPuri Ji for the kind words. It is all due to efforts of the people of two cities & the administration. Cleanliness drive has been taken up as a mission by citizens of the state. Efforts like #SwachhSurvekshan2018 enhance spirit of participative governance. https://t.co/o3O5PcZtxc

— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 16, 2018

Jharkhand has been adjudged the best-performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Compared to the previous surveys, this year’s exercise allocated substantial weight to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.

“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.

Other cities on the list are – Vijayawada is India’s cleanest city (population 10 lakh), Ghaziabad is ‘fastest mover’ city (population 10 lakh), Nagpur is the best city in ‘innovation and best practices’ (population 10 lakh), Navi Mumbai is the best city in ‘solid waste management’, Mysuru is the cleanest city (population 3-10 lakh), Bhiwandi is ‘fastest mover’ city (population 3-10 lakh), Aligarh is the best city in ‘innovation and best practices’ (population 3-10 lakh), Mangalore is the best city in ‘solid waste management’ (population 3-10), New Delhi Municipal Council is the cleanest city (population 1-3 lakh), Greater Mumbai is cleanest state capital/UT, Bhusawal is ‘fastest mover’ city (population 1-3 lakh) and Kota is the best city in ‘citizens feedback’ (population 10 lakh).

In ‘Citizens Feedback’ category, Narharpur was declared the best city.

The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, he added. 

Source: Zee News

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