Indore is India’s cleanest city for second year in a row, followed by Bhopal which this year is again ranked second after Indore. Number 3 is Chandigarh, which last year was ranked 3. The results of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 were announced today by Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri. The survey covered all cities of India, a total of 4,203, covering a population of 40 crores.
Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been declared the cleanest city in India. Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal ranked as India’s second cleanest city for two years in a row. Chandigarh is the third cleanest city.
Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh found a special mention as the fastest moving big city for improving its Rank to 36 from Rank 351 in 2017.
Jharkhand has been declared the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra, in this year’s Swachh Survekshan.
Cleanest State Capital: Greater Mumbai
Cleanest City (Population >10 lakh): Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Cleanest City (Population 3-10 lakh): Mysuru, Karnataka
Cleanest City (Population 1-3 lakh): NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council)
Best city in Innovation and Best practices: Nagpur
Best city in Solid Waste Management: Navi Mumbai
India’s Cleanest City Zone-Wise:
North: Bhalso, Punjab
East: Bundu, Jharkhand
North-East: Kakching, Manipur
South: Siddipet, Telangana
West: Panchgani, Maharashtra
Where as the city of mahakal From being ranked 263rd in Swachh Survekshan 2014 to being ranked as 12th cleanest city in India in 2017, Ujjain has already set an example for other cities, but that’s not all. Ujjain hopes to top the charts and grab the title of India’s Cleanest City
Ujjain, ranked number 12 in Swachh Survekshan 2017, has put in major effort to aim for India’s cleanest city title.
In January 2018, Ujjain’s Municipal Commissioner Vijay Kumar J kickstarted the city’s preparation for the Survekhshan by conducting a cycle rally. The city’s civic body has been instrumental since last year’s Swachh Survekshan rankings to focus more on garbage collection and waste management. Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) has over 100 e-rickshaw mounted garbage collection vehicles which collect dry and wet waste from all over the city. Municipal Commissioner Mr Kumar said that the city had a tradition of improving its Swachh Survekshan rankings every year, and hence is hopeful of securing the number one rank this year.