New Delhi : Indore has bagged the title of the cleanest city in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh, according to a government cleanliness survey.
Indore the cleanest city in India: Survey
Hardeep Singh Puri, the Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs announced the results under the Swachh Survekshan 2018 at the National Media Centre here on Wednesday. He also congratulated the winners.
The exercise, undertaken between January 4 to March 10 enhanced the scope to cover a record number of ULBs impacting around 40 crore urban citizens across the country by 2,700 assessors.
As compared to 2017, where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, for this year, the scope was enhanced manifold.
Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.
Jharkhand was adjudged the best-performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
As per the Swachh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected and 53.58 lakh Swachhata apps were downloaded. The total number of interactions on the Swachhata app by citizens were around 1.18 crore.
According to the survey report, Vijayawada is the cleanest among big cities having more than one million population while Mysuru has emerged as the cleanest among cities with population of three lakh to one million.
In 2016, the survey was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and the capital city of states or union territories.