The annual report of National City Rating has been released by the Ministry of Urban Development, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Government of India Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The report includes over 500 cities and covered about seventy-two per cent of the urban population of India.
Indore won the title of the cleanest city three years in a row now after being awarded as the cleanest city again this year as well after the cleanliness survey which was conducted by the central government. Ambikapur of Chattisgarh came second while Mysore of Karnataka bagged the second position.
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 4, 2017
The cleanest small city award was won by the New Delhi Municipal Council area. The Best Ganga Town award went to Gauchar of Uttarakhand. Ahmedabad won the cleanest big city award while Raipur bagged the Fastest Moving Big City Award.
Swacch Survekshan 2019 covered almost all the urban areas while looking into all the parameters. It became one of the biggest cleanliness surveys in the whole world.
The cities which came first in different categories were awarded a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as a memento for doing an outstanding job in keeping their cities clean. The awards were presented by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Indore is India’s Cleanest City for 3rd year running.
My heartiest congratulations to the Swachhagrahis of Indore for their unmatched dedication & participation in transforming Swachh Bharat into a Jan Andolan. #SwachhSurvekshan2019 pic.twitter.com/3vyHc7NZOh
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) March 6, 2019
“The fact that urban sanitation had never before been brought to the centre-stage spoke of the common perception that cleaning urban India was an impossible task. These states and cities have risen to that challenge’ said Hardeep Singh Puri who is the Union Housing and Urban Affairs, Minister