Indore was named the cleanest city in India for the sixth time in a row, while Surat and Navi Mumbai followed it in the next two places in the central government’s annual cleanliness survey, the results of which were released on Saturday.
In the category of best performing states in ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022’, Madhya Pradesh took first place followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Indore and Surat maintained their top spots in the major cities category this year, while Vijaywada lost third place to Navi Mumbai.
Among the states with less than 100 urban local bodies, Tripura has the highest ranking according to the survey results.
President Droupadi Murmu presented the prizes to the winners on Saturday at an event also attended here by the Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and others.
In the category of cities with less than one lakh, Maharashtra’s Panchgani was number one, followed by Chhattisgarh’s Patan (NP) and Maharashtra’s Karhad.
Haridwar was voted the cleanest city in Ganga in the category of over 1 lakh population followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh. PTI BUN Bijnor was ranked as the first of Ganga cities with less than one lakh population. followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar respectively.
According to the survey, Maharashtra’s Deolali was named the cleanest Cantonment Board in the country.
The 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) according to various parameters of cleanliness and sanitation.
The Survekshan has evolved from an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to 4,354 cities this year.
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