Indore has retained its position as the top cleanest city of the country. Bhopal has taken second place. Chandigarh is in third place in the government’s cleanliness survey. Indore and Bhopal have retained their position as the top two cleanest cities for the second consecutive year. The Swachh Survekshan 2018 results are out. You can check out the previous year result here. It aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country. The Minister of State for Housing, Hardeep Singh Puri, announced it on Wednesday.
Swachh Survekshan 2018
According to the survey report, Vijayawada is cleanest among big cities having more than one million population. Mysuru has emerged as the cleanest among cities with a population of three lakh to one million. In addition, the government said during Swachh Survekshan, 37.66 lakh citizens gave their feedback. This covered 4,203 municipal areas across the country.
Indore is ranked as the cleanest. The survey conducted research in around 4.200 cities. In addition to the previous surveys, this year’s exercise allocated significant weight to the feedback from citizens. It was based on their daily experience.
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 on-field survey for Swachh Survekshan has been conducted by an independent agency and the data for ranking of the cities has been collected from three sources: service level progress, direct observation by random field visits, and the third was citizen feedback,” said an official.
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Planning Hardeep Singh Puri released the Swachh Survekshan survey for 2018. He said in a tweet:
“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.”
Cleanest Municipal Body
Furthermore, the results of sanitation survey announced by housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday has ranked New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) as the cleanest city among municipal bodies. It has less than three lakh population. Greater Mumbai is the cleanest amongst the cities.
Among cities with population over 10 lakh, Vijayawada was India’s cleanest city, Ghaziabad was India’s ‘Fastest Mover’ city. Kota was India’s Best City in ‘Citizens Feedback’. Nagpur was India’s Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ in the same category. Navi Mumbai had the best ‘Solid Waste Management’.