Indore has been adjudged the Cleanest City of India in the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019. The city has bagged the awarded third time on the trot in the cleanliness survey conducted by the Government of India.
Conducted by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the awards held on Wednesday were presented by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi.
Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Minister Jaivardhan Singh received the Cleanest City award from the President.
The second and third positions were awarded to Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh and Mysore, Karnataka respectively.
Meanwhile, the top 20 cleanest cities ranked by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs are as follows:
- New Delhi (NDMC)
- Navi Mumbai
- Bhilai Nagar
New Delhi Municipal Council area received the Cleanest Small City Award whereas Gauchar, Uttarakhand was named the ‘Best Ganga Town’.
On the other hand, Ahmedabad received India’s Cleanest Big City award (with more than 10 lakh population). Bhopal emerged as the cleanest capital and Ujjain has been awarded the cleanest city under the three lakh to one million population category.
In terms of states, Chhattisgarh secured the top position followed by Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
As many as 4,237 cities participated in the survey conducted in January 2019.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in the year 2014. Every year, cities and towns across India are awarded with the title of ‘Swachh Cities’ based on the cleanliness and sanitation drive and survey.