Chandigarh, Indore, Bhopal Win India's Cleanest Cities Award

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The Swachh Survekshan-2018 assessment was done in 4,203 urban local bodies.

As per the results announced on Wednesday evening, Mysuru emerged as "India's Cleanest Medium City" but failed to get the "Cleanest City" tag in the national category.

Swachh Survekshan is a survey to check the progress and impact of the BJP government's flagship programme Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched in 2014. "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", Puri said.

Mumbai has been declared the cleanest state capital in the Swachh Survekshan 2018, announced on Wednesday. Efforts made by BMC towards cleanliness in the city in last one year has fetched it the rank as this year 4,000 cities were participating in the survey. Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weight to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience. This time it was conducted for around 4,203 cities.

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Besides the city winning in the best capital category, under the south zonal awards three cities from Telangana - Siddipet, Bod Uppal and Peerzadiguda also found a mention. A total of 500 cities with more than 1 lakh population were ranked at a national level, while 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have State and Regional ranking. The Government said only 434 municipal areas having one lakh or more population were ranked on sanitation parameters.

Citizens Feedback: To collect feedback directly from citizens and monitor the performance of Swachhata App, a citizens grievance Mobile App.

Though the civic body is happy as the city clinched the top position in the innovation category, the civic administration and office bearers were expecting the city to be at least in the top 20.

New Delhi Municipal Council is country's cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh. Several chaupals were organised across the city for the goal where the Mayor interacted with residents and appealed them to keep their surroundings clean.

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