Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Indore, the cleanest, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh: cleanliness survey

Indore, the cleanest, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh: cleanliness survey

Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri made the announcement while declaring the results of the survey conducted between January 4 and March 10.

The Center May 16 announced that Indore in Madhya Pradesh was one of the cleanest cities in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh, according to the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 conducted in 4,203 cities. Based on the performance in Swacch Survekshan, 2018, it has been chose to confer awards 29 cities/ cantonment boards at National Level, 20 cities at Zonal Level and 3 states having the best performance in the urban areas. Congratulations Indore and Bhopal for a repeat performance at 1 and 2. Well done #Chandigarh for coming in 3rd. "Others will surely try & catch up next year". "I would prefer to call these results as "Citizens" Verdict' on sanitation in urban areas given the scale and eagerness of citizens' participation".

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday congratulated and praised the residents of.

"I am extremely happy; drawing inspiration from Prime MInister we are running Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across the state. We'll continue efforts to maintain it: #MP CM on Indore & Bhopal being ranked 1st & 2nd in Swachh Survekshan '18", Chouhan.

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In one more good news to the Mysuru district Hunsur bagged the Best City in "Solid Waste Management" - South Zone with people less than 1akh.

Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated higher weightage to the feedback from citizens and direct observation by assessors on the performance parameters of the cities on cleanliness, Puri said.

In various tweets about the findings of the annual survey, Puri announced "Ghaziabad is India's "Fastest Mover" City (population 10 lakh)", "Vijayawada is India's Cleanest City (population 10 lakh)".

The numbers do the talking: 79 percent of respondents from over 4,000 cities had reported improvement in the context of cleanliness.

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