New Delhi: Indore has emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government's cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2018. The survey aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.
Indore was the cleanest city in 2017 as well, but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities. This time it was conducted for around 4,200 cities. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday. "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," he said.
Jharkhand has been adjudged the best-performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weight to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.
"79% of the respondents from 4,203 cities and town have reported a definite improvement in cleanliness. I would prefer to call these results as ‘citizens verdict’ on sanitation in urban areas given the scale and eagerness of citizens’ participation, Puri said.
Other cities on the list are - Vijayawada is India's cleanest city (population 10 lakh), Ghaziabad is 'fastest mover' city (population 10 lakh), Nagpur is the best city in 'innovation and best practices...