Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Indore again emerges as cleanest city, Bhopal maintains 2nd spot

Indore again emerges as cleanest city, Bhopal maintains 2nd spot

It's a proud moment for the denizens of Vijayawada as the city has been ranked as the "cleanest city" among big cities in the country having more than one million population in the Swachh Survekshan-2018 survey conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

The members of Arivu organisation celebrated the announcement of Mysuru being adjudged "India's Cleanest Medium City" in the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018.

Indore was the cleanest city previous year as well but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities.

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If you are wondering which are the "worst-performing cities", in terms of cleanliness, then you have to wait for a while.

Among capitals, Greater Mumbai was ranked the cleanest, while Rajasthan's Jaipur was judged the fastest mover state capital. There's no doubt in the fact that our city lovely Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest city in the country as per 2018 survey by bagging the 3rd spot. Navi Mumbai has bagged the top position in solid waste management. This time it was conducted for around 4,203 cities.

The exercise was undertaken between 4th January to 10th March this year.

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As a part of the Swachchh Survekshan 2018, total marks for assessment was increased to 4,000, from 2,000 in last year's survey. Come 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his pet project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), to encourage us to have clean and green surrounding.

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The agency also collected citizen's feedback directly and performance of the Swachchata App was also monitored. Cities having population of one lakh and more and capital cities were ranked at the national-level and cities with population of less than one lakh were ranked at the zonal-level - North, South, East, West and North East.

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Though the civic body is happy as the city clinched the top position in the innovation category, the civic administration and office bearers were expecting the city to be at least in the top 20.

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