Indore named cleanest city for the 6th consecutive time, Surat retains its 2nd position


By PTI IST (Released)

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Indore and Surat retained their top spot in the major city category this year, while Vijaywada lost third place to Navi Mumbai.

Indore has been named India’s cleanest city for the sixth consecutive time, while Surat and Navi Mumbai have followed it to the next two places in the central government’s annual cleanliness survey, the results of which have been announced. Saturday.

In the best performing states category of “Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022”, Madhya Pradesh secured the top position followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

Indore and Surat retained their top spot in the major city category this year, while Vijaywada lost third place to Navi Mumbai. Among the states with less than 100 urban local bodies, Tripura ranks first, according to the survey results.

President Draupadi Murmu presented the awards to the winners on Saturday at an event here which was also attended by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others.

In the category of cities with a population of less than one lakh, Panchgani of Maharashtra was ranked number one, followed by Patan of Chhattisgarh (NP) and Karhad of Maharashtra.

Haridwar was named the cleanest city in the Ganges in the category of more than one million inhabitants, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh. Bijnor was ranked first among the towns of the Ganges with less than one lakh population. followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar respectively.

In the survey, the Deolali of Maharashtra was found to be the cleanest cantonment board in the country. The 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat (Urban) mission and rank Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) according to various cleanliness and sanitation parameters.

Survekshan has grown from an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to covering 4,354 cities this year.


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