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Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh emerge as top 3 Cleanest Cities in 'Swacchta survey'

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New Delhi | Wednesday, May 16 2018 IST
Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh have emerged as the top three Cleanest Cities in the country at the national level.

These cities are among the Swachhata Survekshan 2018 winners which were announced by Mr Hardeep Puri, Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs here.

Cities having a population of one lakh and more and capital cities were ranked at National Level and cities with population of less than one lakh were ranked at Zonal Level North, south, East, West and North East. Based on the performance in Swacch Survekshan, 2018, it has been decided to confer awards to 29 cities/ cantonment boards at the National Level, 20 cities at Zonal Level and 3 states for having the best performance in the urban areas. While deciding the awards, it has been kept in mind that one city gets only one award, that is, in the category in which it has performed the best.

In case a city has already been awarded in some category, next best is awarded in the other category.

At the national level, the Top 3 cleanest cities include two cities from Madhya Pradesh--

Indore and Bhopal and Union Territory--Chandigarh.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies and was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

The exercise, undertaken by 2700 assessors between January 4 to March 10, enhanced the

scope to cover a record number of Urban Local Bodies impacting around 40 crore urban citizens across length and breadth of the country. During Swachh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected and 53.58 lakh Swachhata Apps downloaded. The total number of interactions on Swachhata App by citizens were around 1.18 crore. In 2016, Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and capital city of States/ UTs and Mysore had bagged the award of being the cleanest city of India. In 2017, the scope of Swachh Survekshan was enlarged to cover 434 cities having a population of one lakh or more and Capital city of states/ UTs and Indore was awarded as cleanest city of India. The on-field survey for Swachh Survekshan has been conducted by an independent agency.

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