Indore was voted the cleanest city in India for the sixth time in a row, while Surat and Navi Mumbai were close behind in the central government’s annual cleanliness survey, the results of which were released on Saturday.
Madhya Pradesh took first place in the Best Performing State category of the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Indore and Surat retained their top spots in the big cities category this year, while Vijwada lost to Navi Mumbai in third place.
Tripura tops the list of states with fewer than 100 urban local agencies, according to the survey results.
President Droupadi Murmu presented the awards to the winners at an event here on Saturday, with Federal Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Others also attended the event.
In the category of cities with a population of less than 100,000, Panchgani in Maharashtra ranked first, followed by Patan (NP) in Chhattisgarh and Karhad in Maharashtra.
In the category of over 100,000 people, Haridwar was named the cleanest Ganges town, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh. PTI BUN Bijnor ranks first among Ganges towns with a population of less than 100,000. They were followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar.
In the survey, Deolali in Maharashtra was voted the cleanest Cantonment Board in the country.
The 7th Swachh Survekshan aims to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank Urban Local Bodies (ULB) based on various cleanliness and hygiene parameters.
Survekshan has grown from an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to covering 4,354 cities this year.
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