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Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023: Indore and Surat Share Cleanest City Title

In a prestigious ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023 witnessed President Droupadi Murmu conferring accolades to 13 distinguished awardees across various cleanliness categories.

Cleanest City Title: Indore and Surat Joint Winners

Indore, for the remarkable seventh consecutive time, secured the cleanest city title. However, this year, it shared the honors with Surat, marking a unique joint victory. The President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, presented the awards at the Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi.

Top Performers in Other Categories

  • Cities with Population under 1 Lakh: Sasvad, Patan, and Lonavala claimed the top three spots.

  • Cleanest Cantonment Board: Mhow Cantonment Board in Madhya Pradesh emerged as the top performer.
  • Cleanest Ganga Towns: Varanasi and Prayagraj received recognition as the best and cleanest Ganga towns.
  • Best Performing States: Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh secured the top three awards for their outstanding performance.
  • Safaimitra Surakshit Sheher: Chandigarh received the award for the Best Safaimitra Surakshit Sheher.

Swachh Survekshan 2023 Highlights

  • The President launched the Swachh Survekshan 2023 dashboard during the ceremony.

  • A total of 110 awards were bestowed, celebrating excellence in cleanliness initiatives.
  • The theme for the Cleanliness Survey 2024 is “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.”
  • The ceremony was attended by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and other dignitaries.

Key Statistics and Achievements

  • Data revealed that 4,447 urban local bodies participated in Swachh Survekshan 2023, making it the world’s largest cleanliness survey.

  • The survey received an impressive 12 core citizen responses, reflecting widespread public engagement.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. Which cities were jointly awarded the cleanest city title at the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023, and how many times has Indore secured this accolade?
  2. Identify the top three cities with a population under 1 lakh in the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023 and name the cleanest cantonment board mentioned in the results.
  3. Who received the award for the Best Safaimitra Surakshit Sheher, and what is the theme for the Cleanliness Survey 2024 as revealed during the ceremony?

Please provide your answers in the comment section!!

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