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Swachh Survekshan 2018: Welcome to spick and span Indore

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Welcome to spick and span Indore

Among the states, Jharkhand was judged the cleanest, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Puri said.

This time, the Union Ministry of Urban Development survey was conducted in 4,200 cities, covering a population of 40 crore. Indore was the cleanest city previous year as well but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities. While there were widespread hopes that the city would improve its 3rd rank from a year ago and bag the top spot, the recently revealed data has proved otherwise. In the cleanliness survey of year 2018, Bhopal lost first rank to Indore despite all the efforts undertaken by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). "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.

Citizens Feedback: To collect feedback directly from citizens and monitor the performance of Swachhata App, a citizens grievance Mobile App. Vijayawada from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh was declared the cleanest city under the category of city with more than 10 lakh population.

According to the Swachh Survekshan website, the objective of this survey is to "encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in". Category-wise assessment of open-defecation free (ODF) progress, collection and transportation of solid waste and processing of solid waste saw their respective weightages being increased in this year Swachchh Survekshan. This year, however, only the top three national ranks were announced and the survekshan followed the practice of "one city, one award". The Municipal Council of New Delhi bagged the award for the cleanest among cities with a population of 1 lakh to 3 lakh. Several chaupals were organised across the city for the goal where the Mayor interacted with residents and appealed them to keep their surroundings clean.