Swachh 2021 rankings: Surat nonetheless in 2nd spot, Vijayawada follows

Gujarat’s Surat maintained its place because the second cleanest metropolis in India with a inhabitants over 10 lakh after Madhya Pradesh’s Indore within the Swachh Survekshan 2021, the Centre’s annual cleanliness survey to advertise sanitation in city centres beneath the Swachh Bharat Mission. Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, swapped locations with Navi Mumbai to move to the third spot from final 12 months’s fourth.

Among states, Karnataka and Mizoram had been the ‘fastest mover states’ within the rankings within the massive (greater than 100 Urban Local Bodies) and small (lower than 100 ULBs) state class, respectively.

“Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh) emerged as the ‘Fastest Mover City’ (in the ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category) with a jump of 274 ranks from 361st position in the 2020 rankings to the 87th position this year, thus securing a place among the top 100 cities,” the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs mentioned Saturday.

In the state awards, Chhattisgarh emerged because the ‘Cleanest State’ for the third consecutive 12 months within the class of “more than 100 Urban Local Bodies” whereas Jharkhand, for the second time, received the cleanest state award within the ‘less than 100 ULBs category’.

The findings had been launched on Saturday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The second session of the occasion centered on commemorating World Toilet Day (November 19) and noticed the highest performers within the first-ever Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge being recognised.

Indore, Navi Mumbai, Nellore and Dewas emerged as the highest performers, throughout completely different inhabitants classes amongst 246 taking part cities within the Challenge,
launched final 12 months by the Ministry to eradicate human fatalities from hazardous cleansing of sewers and septic tanks.

Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh bagged the award for greatest performing State and Union Territory respectively beneath the Challenge.

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