Indore retains top slot, Surat, Navi Mumbai among India’s cleanest cities

For the fourth time in a row, Indore has been declared as India’s cleanest city. The announcement was made as the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ survey results were declared by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday.

As per the nationwide annual cleanliness survey, which has entered its fifth year, the second spot has been bagged by Surat followed by Navi Mumbai.

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The survey results were announced by union minister Hardeep Singh Puri during Swachh Mahotsav organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Hardeep Puri tweeted, “Heartiest congratulations! Indore is India’s cleanest city 4th year in a row. The city & its people have shown exemplary dedication towards cleanliness. Congratulations to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, people, political leadership & Municipal Corporation for this superlative performance.”

Centre launched Swachh Survekshan with the intention of enhancing the participation of citizens in the cleanliness mission. It also aimed to inculcate a spirit of healthy competition among cities which would eventually lead to a cleaner India.

“1.87 crore citizens participated in the survey of 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 towns along the Ganga river,” Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry spokesperson Rajeev Jain said on Tuesday.

This year’s Swachh Survekshan was completed in 28 days. Over 1.7 crore citizens registered on the Swachhata App. The survey garnered more than 11 crore impressions on social media.

India’s Cleanest Cities:

1. Indore
2. Surat
3. Navi Mumbai
4. Ambikapur
5. Mysore
6. Vijayawada
7. Ahmedabad
8. New Delhi (NDMC)
9. Chandrapur_M
10. Khargone
11. Rajkot
12. Tirupati
13. Jamshedpur
14. Bhopal
15. Gandhinagar
16. Chandigarh
17. GVMC Visakhapatnam
18. Dhule
19. Rajnandgaon
20. Bilaspur
21. Vadodara
22. Ujjain
23. Raigarh
24. Burhanpur
25. Nashik

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