Indore tops national cleanliness rankings for first two quarters

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has announced the results of the 1st and 2nd quarters of the Swachh Survekshan 2020. Indore has topped the cleanliness charts for two consecutive quarters among cities with over 10 lakh population while Kolkata was the worst performer. Jamshedpur has topped the cleanliness charts for two consecutive quarters among cities with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population.

The rankings were conducted in a league format for the first time and were split into three quarters (April to June, July to September and October to December 2019) and different categories based on the population of the city. The rankings were based on collection, transportation, processing and disposal of waste.

Some key results of the Swachh Survekshan 2020:

Top three cities with over 10 lakh population in 1st quarter (April to June):

  1. Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
  2. Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  3. Surat (Gujarat)

Top three cities with over 10 lakh population in 2nd quarter (July to September):

  1. Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
  2. Rajkot (Gujarat)
  3. Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Top three cities with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population in 1st quarter (April to June):

  1. Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  2. New Delhi

Top three cities with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population in 2nd quarter (July to September):

  1. Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  2. Chandrapur (Maharashtra)

Among the Cantonment Boards, the rankings in 1st quarter (April to June) were as follows:

  1. St.Thomas Mount Cantonment (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Jhansi Cantonment (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Delhi Cantonment (Delhi)

Among the Cantonment Boards, the rankings in 2nd quarter (July to September) were as follows:

  1. Delhi Cantonment Board (Delhi)
  2. Jhansi Cantonment Board (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Jalandhar Cantonment Board (Punjab)

Secunderabad Cantonment Board in Hyderabad is the worst performer among other cantonment boards.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Ministers of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs: Hardeep Singh Puri.

Source: The Hindu

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