Indore has bagged the title of the cleanest city of India.for the sixth year in a row.
The results of the Central government?s annual cleanliness survey ?Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022? were announced on Saturday and according to the results,Madhya Pradesh secured the first position in the category of best performing states, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
As per the survey results, Tripura has bagged the top rank among the states having fewer than 100 urban local bodies.
Surat is the second cleanest city and Navi Mumbai comes a close third in the category of cities with a population of more than a lakh.
In the category of cities having a population of fewer than one lakh, Maharashtra?s Panchgani was ranked number one, followed by Chhattisgarh?s Patan (NP) 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.
President Droupadi Murmu gave away the awards to the winners at an event in Delhi. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri among others attended the event.
Speaking at the ceremony, Puri said Swachh Bharat Mission started eight years ago as a government initiative is a mass movement today. ?Swachhata Survekshan today is the largest sanitation survey in the world, in 2016 it was started as a pilot project in 73 cities and now in 2022 more than 4,355 cities have taken part in it,” he said.
Soon after the announcement of awards, people started celebrating in Indore by bursting crackers and dancing on dhol beats.
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