Indore bags cleanest city in India award, Surat and Navi Mumbai follow

Indore has been voted India’s cleanest city for the fourth time in a row by the Government of India’s cleanliness survey. The results were announced on Thursday.

According to the fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020, the annual cleanliness survey of the country, the second spot was given to Surat city in Gujarat, and Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai has earned the third place.

On the other hand, Karnataka’s Mysuru has been given the cleanest city award in the 3 to 10 lakh population category. Punjab’s Jalandhar cantonment has been awarded India’s cleanest cantonment board honour, while Varanasi has received the Best Ganga Town award. India’s capital city, too, has earned its share of honour–the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has been given the cleanest capital city award.

In the less than 1 lakh population category, Karad in Maharashtra has secured the first place, while Saswad and Lonavala have taken the second and third spots. For the second, Chhattisgarh has acquired the award in best performing states in overall performance in cleanliness with 100 urban local bodies’ category. On the other hand, Jharkhand has received the award in states with less than 100 urban local bodies.

Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh has been voted the cleanest small city award in the 1 lakh to 3 lakh population category, and Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh has won the award for fastest mover small city. As for Indore, it has been occupying the first spot since 2017.