Ever since PM Shri Narendra Modi announces Swachh Bharat Mission back in 2014, whole India is aggressive in cleaning the nation. Every year Government conducts Swachh Survekshan awards to create awareness among people.
This year also GOI conducted Swachh Survekshan 2017 Awards and results are out. Indore has emerged as the India’s Cleanest City in the Swachh Survekshan-2017 conducted in 434 cities and towns, the results of which were announced by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venakaiah Naidu.
While Bhopal, another city from MP and also capital of the state became second cleanest city in the country. The results were announced by Ministry of Urban Development last week.
Over the past two years Indore has succeeded in transforming the attitude of its citizens towards sanitation and correct handling and disposal of garbage. The city’s mayor credits the people and the workers for this singular achievement. “We have conducted workshops and campaigns to make the Swachh Bharat Mission a success in Indore. I think since the 2015 rankings, where we were trailing, we have really move up this time. In fact, Indore was recently declared Open Defecation free. This s essential to making and keeping our city clean” said the Mayor, Ms. Malini Gaur.
Announcing the Survey Results, Shri Naidu described Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh followed by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as the Movers and Shakers for having significantly improved their rankings from that of the Survey conducted in 2014 before the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October, 2014. Swachh Survekshan conducted in 2016 covered 73 cities with over million population each besides capital cities.
The Minister further informed that in Swachh Surekshan-2017, all the cities surveyed in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have substantially improved their rankings over that of 2016 and 2014. Gujarat did so in respect of all cities excepting Rajkot and similar being the case in respect of Chattisgarh except Bilaspur. In Telangana, only two cities have dropped in rankings this year while it happened in respect of four cities in Andhra Pradesh.
Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Chandigarh are among the Top 10 clean cities in that order.
Another intersting point from the Swachh Surekshan 2017 awards is that 25 towns from Uttar Pradesh are ranked among the bottom 50 cities with followed by Rajasthan and Punjab with five each, two in Maharashtra and one each from Haryana, Karnataka and Lashadweep.