Swachh Survekshan 2018: Nagpur awarded India's Best City in 'Innovation & Best Practices

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Nagpur awarded India's Best City in 'Innovation & Best Practices

The Minister said that during the Swachchh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected from 203 municipal areas across the country and 53.58 lakh Swachchhata apps downloaded.

Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore, the financial capital of the state in the cleanliness survey 2018. There's no doubt in the fact that our city attractive Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest city in the country as per 2018 survey by bagging the 3rd spot.

Cities having population of one lakh and more and capital cities were ranked at National Level and cities with population of less than one lakh were ranked at Zonal Level - North, south, East, West and North East. A three-member team from Quality Council of India (QCI) completed the survey in the city in the first week of February as part of the assessment for the Swachh Survekshan-2018 rankings.

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With Mumbai's rank dropping from No. 10 in 2016 to No. 29 in 2017, the BMC had taken steps to improve the city.

While state's Vijayawada stood as the cleanest city in the one million population category, Tirupati won the best city award in the solid waste management category. In a press conference, Puri announced Indore in Madhya Pradesh as the cleanest city in India followed by Bhopal in the second position for two years in a row now and Chandigarh that moved up from the 11th spot in 2017 to number three this year. The move had also helped the civic body to make Nagpur city open defecation free. No matter wherever you go in the world, Chandigarh has a special vibe and it is said that once you have lived in Chandigarh, you'll not like any other city. It is the top 3 cities that matter the most in every year's Swachh Survekshan survey. Several chaupals were organised across the city for the goal where the Mayor interacted with residents and appealed them to keep their surroundings clean.

The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, which aims to estimate the levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri today.

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