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Indore, Surat, Retain First Two Spots of Cleanest Cities

Indore, Surat, Retain First Two Spots of Cleanest Cities

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NEW DELHI, Oct 1: The Madhya Pradesh own of Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row, while Surat in Gujarat and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra followed it on the second and third spots in the Central government’s annual cleanliness survey the results of which were announced on Saturday.

In the category of best performing States in the “Swachh Sarvekshan Awards, 2022,” Madhya Pradesh has secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. While Indore and Surat retained their top positions in the big cities category this year, Vijaywada lost its third spot to Navi Mumbai.

Among the States having fewer than 100 urban local bodies, Tripura has bagged the top rank, according to the survey results.

President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday gave away the awards to the winners at an event in New Delhi, also attended by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others.

In the category of cities having population fewer than one lakh, Maharashtra’s Panchgani was ranked number one, followed by Chhattisgarh’s Patan and Maharashtra’s Karhad. Haridwar was adjudged the cleanest Ganga town in the category of more than one lakh population, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh. Bijnor was ranked the first among Ganga towns with fewer than one lakh population, followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar respectively.

Maharashtra’s Deolali was adjudged the country’s cleanest Cantonment Board. The 7th edition of Swachh Sarvekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) based on various cleanliness and sanitation parameters. The Sarvekshan has evolved from being an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to covering 4,354 cities this year.

(Manas Dasgupta)

 

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