Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh emerged as top three cleanest cities in the country following declaration of Swachh Survekshan 2018 on Wednesday.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri chose to greet the winners of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 from his official twitter account @HardeepSPuri over the performance.
“I’ve lived in some of the cleanest cities in the world during my long stay abroad and I must tell you that the cleanliness levels in Indore and Bhopal give them a run for their money,” the minister tweeted with #SwachhSurvekshan2018.
In another tweet, the minister said: “Looking at the way citizens of big winning cities had turned Swachhata into a Jan Andolan, I am not surprised at the results. Congratulations #Indore & #Bhopal for a repeat performance at #1&2. Well done #Chandigarh for coming in 3rd. Others will surely try & catch up next year.”
In various tweets about the findings of the annual survey, Puri announced “Ghaziabad is India’s ‘Fastest Mover’ City (population > 10 lakh)”, “Vijayawada is India’s Cleanest City (population > 10 lakh)”.
Maharashtra emerged as the “2nd Best Performing State” in Swachh Survekshan 2018 while Chhattisgarh is the “3rd Best Performing State”.
Kota emerged as India’s Best City in ‘Citizens Feedback’ (population > 10 lakh) in the survey. However, Jharkhand was found to be “the best-performing state” in the survey.
Swachh Survekshan is the Government of India exercise to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness and implementation of Swachhta mission initiatives in a timely manner.