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Madhya Pradesh on Thrusday has its glorious flash of pride and honor to itself as Indore and Bhopal declared on the top two spots of India’s cleanest cities in Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017. Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the results today and we Indorians have a proud moment as Indore has become crowning glory in this campaign.
The survey of 434 cities, conducted through Modi government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Mysore in Karnataka which was no.1 in the list in 2015 survey covering 73 million-plus cities has slipped to number five in the list.
Every year, cities and towns across India are honored with the title of ‘Swachh Cities’ on the basis of their cleanliness and sanitation motto in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Launched in 2014.The Swachh Bharat campaign aims in headship of PM Narendra Modi to make India clean and open-defecation free by 2019, on the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi.
Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh, another city from MP, ranked second in this list. Gujarat is cleanest state with 12 out of top 50 cities in the list.
Gonda, a town in Uttar Pradesh, is the dirtiest among all 434 cities. Bhusawal in Maharashtra is a rank above. Bihar’s Bagaha is at number 432, Hardoi in UP 431 and Bihar’s Katihar at 430.
The decisive factor for this year’s ranking included 45% marks for cities becoming open defecation free, solid waste management (including sweeping, collection, transportation and well versed processing of garbage management), education and capacity building. Another 25% marks was kept for field inspection and 30% for city dweller comment.. At least 18 lakh citizens across the cities gave their feedback about the sanitation in their respective cities and towns.