Indore : For the third time, Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city of the year in the central government’s cleanliness survey announced on Wednesday.
The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhatisgarh and Mysuru in Karnataka.
President Ram Natjh Kovind conferred the Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 at a ceremony held in New Delhi.
While the New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the ‘Cleanest Small City’ award, Uttarakhand’s Gauchar was adjudged the ‘Best Ganga Town’ in the central government survey.
The ‘Cleanest Big City’ award has been bagged by Ahmedabad, while Raipur is the ‘Fastest Moving Big City.”
Ujjain has been adjudged the ‘Cleanest Medium City’ and Mathura-Vrindavan bagged the tag of the ‘Fastest Moving Medium Cities”.
Top ranked cities received a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as a memento for their work towards cleanliness. Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world.
The President said there is a need to include cleanliness in the curriculum of schools and higher educational institutions.
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the urban transformation that is being attempted in the country is the most comprehensive and ambitious framework of planned urbanization.