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NDMC ranked cleanest small city in cleanliness survey

Swachh Survekshan 2018 results Indore the cleanest city in India Bhopal grabs second position Indore has bagged title of cleanest city in India followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh
Bennie Garza | 17 May, 2018, 16:09

Swachh Survekshan aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.

A total of 73 cities were covered in the Swachata Sarvekshan 2016, 434 cities were covered in the Swachata Sarvekshan 2017 and the pool was expanded to 4,041 cities in 2018. Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad found a special mention as the fastest moving big city of Swachh Survekshan 2018, rising from rank 351 in 2017 to its current rank of 36. The state capitals and Union territories are participants in this category, which does not include city municipalities which are not state capitals like Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC). "I've lived in some of the cleanest cities in the world during my long stay overseas and I must tell you that the cleanliness levels in Indore and Bhopal give them a run for their money", he said.

Based on the survey, it was chose to confer awards on 29 cities and cantonment boards at the national level, 20 cities at the zonal level and three states for Best Performance in Urban Areas, he said. Navi Mumbai has emerged as the best in the big city category in managing solid waste while Mangalore is the best in the medium city category while Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is the best city managing solid waste management in small city category. It is a pan-India survey of all cities and states rating them on the basis of cleanliness and public feedback among other indicators.

This year's survey saw the participation of around 4,200 cities. Janardhan Reddy, stating that this was "the mother of all awards", said it emphasized the core concern of city governance in present days.

NDMC ranked cleanest small city in cleanliness survey

Boduppal on the city's outskirts in Ranga Reddy district was titled the best town in the south with the highest percentage of positive citizen feedback on civic amenities. The survey was released by Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the national capital. "In fact there could be no more flawless example of *interdependance* than sanitation and city upkeep", he said. The Swachh Bharat Survey was conducted in February this year.

On the establishment front, more staff was recruited for garbage collection, new vehicles have been purchased and dumping of garbage at designated spots has been disallowed.

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