Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh cleanest cities in India: Survey
New Delhi, May 16: Indore emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government’s cleanliness survey.
The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018 (The Cleanliness Survey 2018), which aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday.
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
The Swachh Survekshan 2018 (The Cleanliness Survey 2018) increased its scale by surveying 4,203 cities from 434 cities surveyed last year.
Bhopal has been ranked as India’s second cleanest city for two years in a row and Chandigarh was ranked as the third cleanest city, moving up from Rank 11 in 2017.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated the people of the two cities.
In a message on twitter, the CM said that the rankings were a result of the administration and residents of both cities working together to attain the objective.
गर्व और प्रसन्नता का क्षण है कि #SwachhSurvekshan2018 के सर्वे में हमारे इंदौर और भोपाल ने श्रेष्ठता बरक़रार रखते हुए फिर से देशभर में पहला और दूसरा स्थान प्राप्त किया है। इन महानगरों के नागरिकों की जागरूकता, लगन और संकल्प के लिए अभिनन्दन और आभार व्यक्त करता हूं। #NayaMP https://t.co/UXtwtiMDPU
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 16, 2018
Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh found a special mention as the fastest moving big city of the Swachh Survekshan 2018, moving up to Rank 36 from the previous 351, in 2017.
Jharkhand was adjudged the best-performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
Jharkhand is the best-performing state in #SwachhSurvekshan2018
— Swachh Bharat Urban (@SwachhBharatGov) May 16, 2018
Compared to the previous surveys, this year’s exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.
Among other highlights of the Swachh Survekshan 2018:
Cleanest State Capital: Greater Mumbai
Best city in Innovation and Best practices: Nagpur
Best city in Solid Waste Management: Navi Mumbai
India’s Cleanest City Zone-Wise –
North: Bhalso, Punjab
East: Bundu, Jharkhand
North-East: Kakching, Manipur
South: Siddipet, Telangana
West: Panchgani, Maharashtra
Indore was the cleanest city last year as well but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities. This time it was conducted for around 4,200 cities. The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Puri said.