Clean city survey: PM says competition augurs well for nation
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 05, 2017,
May 05, 2017, 0:38
UP has 25 cities at the bottom of the list with Gonda been the dirtiest in the country.
The minister said all the cities surveyed in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have substantially improved their rankings since 2014.
Gujarat and Chattisgarh has the most cities improving in cleanliness rankings, the Urban development minister said.
"Congratulations to the top 10 cities", he tweeted while referring to the government survey released earlier in the day which showed Indore in Madhya Pradesh as the cleanest city in the country and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh as the dirtiest. It ranked 65th past year and 418th in 2014.
According to the current findings, the coastal port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is ranked third. The five-member team had stayed in Mysuru for over a week and had conducted the survey and had also examined the city's waste management and disposal system.
He said making India clean by 2019 is a serious mission.
The Heritage City of Mysuru has lost out to Indore in the prestigious "Cleanest City" in India ranking for 2016. Gujarat did so in respect of all cities except Rajkot.
Addressing the mayors, municipal chairpersons, municipal commissioners and other officials of participating cities through video conferencing, Naidu said since the first Swachh Survekshan Survey, 115 cities had become open defecation-free (ODF) and another 793 cities and towns were set to become so by March next. The only other south Indian city occupying a top 10 spot is Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati. Gangtok city was awarded for the Cleanest State Capital of North East Zone.
In just 3 years, Chandigarh has slipped drastically from the list of cleanest cities of India.
The government of India has revealed the list of cleanest cities of India 2017 and Indore (Madhya Pradesh) have been placed at No. 1 amongst the 434 cities of India.
Swachh Survekshan was conducted by the Quality Council of India.
Similar surveys will be commissioned in all the 4,041 statutory towns and cities, Bureaucracy Today has learnt. Field inspectors used geo-tagged devices for collecting evidence in real time of their inspection at 17,500 locations.