Swachh Survekshan 2018: Indore the Cleanest City in India

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Indore the Cleanest City in India

On the other hand, Jharkhand has been adjudged the best-performing state in the survey, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

If you are wondering which are the "worst-performing cities", in terms of cleanliness, then you have to wait for a while. The exercise undertaken between 4 January 2018 to 10 March, 2018 enhanced the scope to cover a record number of Urban Local Bodies impacting around 40 crore urban citizens across length and breadth of the country by 2700 assessors. The then municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal had taken much interest to improve city's rankings in the survey. The news of Chandigarh being ranked as the third cleanest city of India in 2018 has brought cheers to the residents of Chandigarh. While Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao's constituency Siddipet was declared the cleanest city in the south zone, Bod Uppal was declared the best city in citizens' feedback and Peerzadiguda was declared the best city in innovation and best practices. This year, 35% weightage was given to citizen feedback, 30% weightage to direct observation and 45 % percent weightage has been given to service level progress. The survey rated Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh as India's cleanest and second cleanest cities.

Indore was the cleanest city in 2017 as well, but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities.

According to the Swachchh Survekshan 2018, Vijayawada is the cleanest among big cities having more than 10 lakh population, while Mysuru has emerged as the cleanest among cities with population of three lakh to 10 lakh.

Contrary to the expectations and much to the disappointment of the denizens of the city, port city Vizag has failed to maintain its ranking in the Swachh Survekshan for 2018. The Government said only 434 municipal areas having one lakh or more population were ranked on sanitation parameters. The union government's results for the cleanliness survey for the current year were out on Wednesday. The Municipal Council of New Delhi bagged the award for the cleanest among cities with a population of 1 lakh to 3 lakh. "In fact there could be no more flawless example of *interdependance* than sanitation and city upkeep", he said.