Indore Ranked as Cleanest City For Second Time Under Swachh Bharat Mission

Swacch Surveskshan 2018 – Results Announced			 0					By		Amit Bhanot

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

Indore and Bhopal have retained their position as the top two cleanest cities for the second consecutive year and Chandigarh has been ranked as the third cleanest city.

The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Puri said. Boduppal bagged the Best City in Citizens Feedback (less than one lakh population) in South Zone and Peerzadiguda was awarded the Best City in Innovation and Best Practices in South Zone (less than one lakh population). In the "cantonment" category, the Delhi Cantt has emerged as the cleanest, followed by Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital (all three in Uttarakhand).

Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada was India's cleanest big city while the fastest mover big city tag was given to Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, which has come up to 32nd rank from 356. 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. Based on the performance in Swacch Survekshan, 2018, it has been made a decision 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.

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Talking at a press conference, the Hardeep Singh Puri said, "Looking at the way big winning cities had turned the Swacchta into a Jan Andolan, I am not surprised at the results".

During Swachh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected and 53.58 lakh Swachhata Apps downloaded.

Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.

Marks were awarded based on various parameters, including open-defecation free status, and collection, transportation, processing and disposal of waste.

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