The ‘Swachh Survekshan‘ Awards for 2021, a nationwide annual cleanliness survey to promote sanitation in urban centres under the Swachh Bharat Mission, were declared in Delhi on Saturday.
Varanasi, represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, has been adjudged the “cleanest Ganga town” while Bihar’s Munger and Patna have been ranked second and third in the category.
The top 10 cleanest cities in India:
Ahmedababd was the tenth cleanest city in India.In the category of cantonment boards, Ahmedabad was ranked the cleanest city, followed by Meerut and Delhi.
Greater Visakhapatnam made it to the top 10 list of cleanest Indian cities with a population of more than 10 lakh in the sixth edition of ‘Swachh Survekshan, 2021.’
Vadodara made it to number 8 on the top 10 list of cleanest Indian cities.
In the cleanest cities with a population of over 10 lakh list, Bhopal was one of two Madhya Pradesh cities to have secured place in the top 10. Out of a total 6000, Bhopal received 4783.53 points securing seventh position in the cleanest city category. Bhopal was ranked as second cleanest city in the country in 2017 and 2018, but slipped to rank 19 in 2019.
For the third consecutive year, Chhattisgarh has been adjudged the cleanest state in the country by the Union ministry for housing and urban affairs, with state capital Raipur coming in at number 6.
In a huge improvement over its 15th rank last year, Pune secured fifth position among the cities with more than 10 lakh population in the Union government’s cleanliness survey this year
4. Navi Mumbai:
Navi Mumbai has been adjudged India’s fourth cleanest city by the Union government in the Swachh Survekshan 2021. After ranking third last year, the civic administration had decided to achieve first rank this year, but have managed number 4.
Vijayawada has been ranked as the third cleanest city in the country in the Swachh Survekashan 2021. The city jumped from sixth place in 2020 to third place this year, in the cities with more than 10 lakh population category.
Surat retained the second position in the Swachh Survekshan 2021, the Central government’s annual cleanliness survey . Surat has bagged the first award in the district ranking category
Indore was declared India’s cleanest city for the fifth time in a row.
Conducted annually, the survey ranks cities on the basis of their performance across six parameters that include collection, management and disposal of municipal solid waste, sanitation-related progress, and innovative practices adopted by cities.
The initiative aims to foster a spirit of competition among the cities, driving them to achieve global standards of urban cleanliness and to offer a comprehensive assessment of their sanitation status.
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the awards in New Delhi.
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