As per the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results, Indore has once again emerged as the cleanliest city in India. Bhopal has been ranked 2nd and Chandigarh 3rd in the survey at the national level. The announcement was made in New Delhi by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Besides, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh is India’s cleanest big city with a population of over 10 lakh. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh is ‘Fastest Mover’ big city. New Delhi Municipal Council is country’s cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh.
The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4203 urban local bodies and was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).
The exercise was undertaken between 4th January to 10th March 2018. Jharkhand has been declared the best-performing state,
followed by Maharashtra.
Among other highlights of the Swachh Survekshan 2018:
1. Cleanest State Capital: Greater Mumbai
2. Best city in Innovation and Best practices: Nagpur
3. Best city in Solid Waste Management: Navi Mumbai
4. India’s Cleanest City Zone-Wise –
- North: Bhalso, Punjab.
- East: Bundu, Jharkhand.
- North-East: Kakching, Manipur.
- South: Siddipet, Telangana.
- West: Panchgani, Maharashtra.
Source- The Quint