Chandigarh Ranked as 3rd Cleanest City in India | Swachh Survekshan 2018

Chandigarh, Indore, Bhopal Win India's Cleanest Cities Award

Swachh Survekshan aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has been declared as the cleanest city among municipal bodies with less than three lakh population, while Greater Mumbai was found to be the cleanest among all State capitals.

This time, the Union Ministry of Urban Development survey was conducted in 4,200 cities, covering a population of 40 crore.

On Wednesday, a government survey ranked cities across the country in terms of cleanliness. Chandigarh was ranked as the third most clean city.

Indore bagged the title of the cleanest city in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh, according to a government cleanliness survey.

Based on the survey, it was made a decision to confer awards on 29 cities and cantonment boards at the national level, 20 cities at the zonal level and three states for Best Performance in Urban Areas, he said. Vijayawada has been ranked as cleanest big City" and Tirupati as the best city in "Solid Waste Management'. It is a pan-India survey of all cities and states rating them on the basis of cleanliness and public feedback among other indicators.

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The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Puri said. "We thank the staff and citizens for their cooperation in keeping the city clean and giving positive feedback during the survey organised by the MoHUA", Municipal Commissioner J Nivas told TNIE.

Past year the government's cleanliness survey was conducted in 434 cities, but this time, Bhopal had to compete with 4203 cities across the country to retain its position. The move had also helped the civic body to make Nagpur city open defecation free.

Eyeing the first rank, BMC took several initiatives including "Roko Toko" abhiyaan, segregation of dry and wet waste at the household level, setting up of bio-methanisation plants, round the clock sweeping of city, garbage collection, spot fines for spreading filth etc.in the city.

The results of sanitation survey announced by housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri yesterday.

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