Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row, while Surat and Navi Mumbai were ranked 2nd and 3rd in the Central government’s annual cleanliness survey.
In the category of best performing States in ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022’, Madhya Pradesh has secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Among the States having fewer than 100 urban local bodies, Tripura has bagged the top rank, according to the survey results.
In the category of cities having population fewer than one lakh, Maharashtra’s Panchgani was ranked number one, followed by Chhattisgarh’s Patan and Maharashtra’s Karhad.
Haridwar was adjudged the cleanest Ganga town in the category of more than 1 lakh population, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh.
Bijnor was ranked the first among Ganga towns with fewer than one lakh population. followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar respectively.
Maharashtra’s Deolali was adjudged the country’s cleanest Cantonment Board.
The 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) based on various cleanliness and sanitation parameters.
The Survekshan has evolved from being an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to covering 4,354 cities this year.