Indore cleanest city, Jharkhand emerges best-performing state

Jharkhand has emerged as the best-performing state in terms of cleanliness, while Indore in Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the cleanest city in the country, according to the government cleanliness survey released on Wednesday.

Maharashtra stood at the second place in the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018,’ while Chhattisgarh was at the third position in 'best-performing states' survey released by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

In cities, table-topper Indore is followed by Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal, while Union Territory of Chandigarh stands at the third place in the national-level category.

Indore and Bhopal have retained their respective positions from the last year survey. But this year, the survey has covered 4,203 cities while in 2017 only 434 cities were surveyed.

State ranking was introduced in this year's survey, which was conducted between January 4 and March 10.

In 2016, the survey was conducted in 73 cities having a population of 1 million or more and also the capital cities. Mysuru had bagged the award of the cleanest city.

Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad was adjudged the "fastest mover big city" in this survey. Ghaziabad improved its cleanliness ranking from 351 to 36 in the category of more than 1 million population, Puri said, adding, “It shows the government of Uttar Pradesh is making all efforts to improve the cleanliness status in the state.” G...

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