City of palaces is India's Cleanest Medium City' tag

City of palaces is India's Cleanest Medium City' tag

Chandigarh has been ranked as the third cleanest city in the Swachchh Survekshan 2018, moving up from Rank 11 in 2017. The survey, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.

As compared to 2017, where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, for this year, the scope was enhanced manifold. At the time of cleanliness survey, BMC staff along with Mayor Alok Sharma had intensified cleanliness drive in the city. Bhopal lost the first position to Indore despite all the efforts and mechanisms undertaken by the BMC. Vijayawada from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh was declared the cleanest city under the category of city with more than 10 lakh population. In the cities with less than one lakh population, Siddipet was selected as the cleanest city, while Peerzadiguda was awarded as the best city in innovation and best practices. Navi Mumbai has bagged the top position in solid waste management. The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Hardeep Puri, Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, said. The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018 were announced yesterday where Chandigarh has been placed at the 3rd spot just after Indore and Bhopal in overall cleanliness.

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Citizens Feedback: To collect feedback directly from citizens and monitor the performance of Swachhata App, a citizens grievance Mobile App. 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. The union government's results for the cleanliness survey for the current year were out on Wednesday. The state capitals and Union territories are participants in this category, which does not include city municipalities which are not state capitals like Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC).

New Delhi Municipal Council is country's cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh.

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