Indore India’s cleanest city, tops Swachh Survekshan 2020

Indore is India’s cleanest city 4th year in a row (Source: @HardeepSPuri)

New Delhi (NVI): Indore in Madhya Pradesh became India’s cleanest city for the fourth time in a row, according to the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ survey results.

The Swachh Survekshan awards 2020, were announced by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Swachh Mahotsav being organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) today.

The second and third positions were bagged by Gujarat’s Surat and Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai respectively in terms of clean cities with population more than a lakh.

Taking to twitter, Puri said, “Heartiest congratulations! Indore is India’s cleanest city 4th year in a row. The city & its people have shown exemplary dedication towards cleanliness.Congratulations to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, people, political leadership & Municipal Corporation for this superlative performance,” he added.

Puri in another tweet said, the ancient holy town along the banks of river Ganga, Varanasi is rightfully the cleanest town.

“Ancient holy town of Varanasi is rightfully the cleanest town on the banks of river Ganga. Heartiest congratulations to PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, who represents the city in Lok Sabha, for his visionary leadership which has inspired the people of the town for this achievement,” the Minister tweeted.

 

Furthermore, Jalandhar Cantt has been declared India’s cleanest cantonment in the Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2020.

This is the fifth edition of the survey that was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2016. In the first edition of the survey, Mysuru had won the award for the cleanest city of India.

This year, around 1.87 crore citizens participated in the survey of 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 towns along the Ganga river. 129 awards were handed over to the top performing cities and States in today’s Swachh Mahotsav event

The ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ was completed in 28 days. It saw registration of 1.7 crore citizens on Swachhata App, over 11 crore impressions on social media, more than 5.5 lakh sanitary workers linked to social welfare schemes and over 84,000 informal waste-pickers integrated into the mainstream.

The government introduced Swachh Survekshan with the objective of generating large scale citizen participation in the Mission, along with inculcating a spirit of healthy competition among cities towards becoming India’s cleanest cities.

-RJV