Indore secured India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row, followed by Surat and Navi Mumbai in the next two spots in the Central government’s annual cleanliness survey, the results of which were announced on Saturday.
President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday gave away the awards to the winners at an event in New Delhi, also attended by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others.
In the category of best performing states in the “Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022”, Madhya Pradesh is in the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Indore and Surat gained their top positions in the big cities category this year, while Vijaywada lost its third spot to Navi Mumbai.
In the States having fewer than 100 urban local bodies, Tripura has grabbed the top rank. In the category of cities having a population of fewer than one lakh, Maharashtra’s Panchgani was graded number one, followed by Chhattisgarh’s Patan and Maharashtra’s Karad.
Haridwar was the cleanest Ganga town in the category with more than 1 lakh population, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh.
The 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) based on various cleanliness and sanitation parameters. The Survekshan has evolved from being an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to covering 4,354 cities this year.