Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020 was held on Thursday by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It is the fifth annual cleanliness survey with 129 award categories.
The survey was conducted across 4242 cities, 97 Ganga towns, and 62 Cantonment Boards with the participation of 1.87 crore citizens across the country.
At the award ceremony, the survey results were declared where Indore bagged India’s cleanest city award while Surat and Navi Mumbai stood at second and third positions, respectively.
Cleanest state award category with Urban local bodies (ULBs)
On the other hand, Chhattisgarh was awarded the “Cleanest State” in the category with more than 100 ULBs (urban local bodies). Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh stood at the second and third positions in this category.
For the awards category of ‘Cleanest State’ with less than 100 ULBS, Jharkhand stood at the top with Haryana, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam and Himachal Pradesh next in line.
Lutyen’s Delhi shines at the top position
As per the survey brochure, New Delhi Municipal Council, it has been awarded as India’s cleanest National/State Capital/UT, which features most of Rajpath and the VIP section of Lutyens’ Delhi.
Other special award categories
For the ‘Best Ganga Town’, Varanasi won the top position for the category followed by Kanpur, Munger, Prayagraj, and Haridwar.
Greater Hyderabad bagged the ‘Best Mega City’ award for the category ‘Citizen Feedback’.
Puri concluded the awards ceremony by saying, “Swachh Survekshan (cleanliness survey) will continue to help us in sustaining the gains made under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban while providing a comprehensive roadmap to institutionalize the concept of total swachhata among all our cities.”
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