Indore and Bhopal have held their position as the main two cleanest urban areas for the second sequential year and Chandigarh has been positioned as the third cleanest city.
Jharkhand was pronounced the best-performing state in the review took after by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
Compared with the past reviews, the current year’s activity apportioned significant weight to the input from nationals in light of their day to day encounter.
How was it reviewed?
The results of sanitation study reported by the housing and urban affair minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday positioned New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) as the cleanest city among civil bodies with under three lakh populace while Greater Mumbai was observed to be the cleanest among all state capitals.
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As indicated by the study report, Vijayawada is cleanest among huge urban areas having in excess of one million populations while Mysore has risen as the cleanest among urban communities with the population of three lakh to one million.
Indore was the cleanest city a year ago too yet that review was led just for around 430 urban communities. This time it was directed for around 4,200 urban areas.
The government said during Swachh Survekshan, 37.66 lakh citizens gave their input, which secured 4,203 municipal regions the nation over. In 2017, just 434 municipal regions having one lakh or more population were positioned on sanitation parameters.
“The on-field review for Swachh Survekshan has been led by an autonomous agency and the information for positioning of the urban areas has been gathered from three sources – service level progress; direct observation by random field visits, and the third was a citizen feedback,” said an authority. Higher weighting of 35 percent is given for citizen feedback.
Not at all like previously, the sanitation study has positioned at the national level and urban areas with the population of short of what one lakh were positioned at zonal level – North, South, East, West and North East.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan congratulated Indore for bagging the honor for the second back to back year. She had been chosen from the Indore Lok Sabha voting demographic in 1989 and had done her post-graduation and law course from the city’s Indore University.