Indore was adjudged the cleanest city for the sixth time in a row in the Centre’s annual Swachh Survekshan, while Surat and Navi Mumbai secured the second and third positions, respectively. The results of the survey were announced on Saturday. In the category of best performing states in the ‘Swachh Survekshan Puraskar 2022’, Madhya Pradesh has secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Indore and Surat retained their top spot in the big cities category this year, while Vijayawada lost its third position to Navi Mumbai.
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As per the survey results, Tripura has topped among the states with less than 100 urban local bodies. President Draupadi Murmu presented the prizes to the winners at an event here on Saturday. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others were also present on the occasion. Panchgani of Maharashtra stood first in the category of cities with population less than one lakh. This was followed by Patan (NP) of Chhattisgarh and Karhar of Maharashtra. Haridwar remained the cleanest city on the banks of the Ganges in the category of more than one lakh population. This was followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh.
According to the survey results, Bijnor stood first among the cities situated on the banks of Ganga with population less than one lakh. It was followed by Kannauj and Garhmukteshwar respectively. In the survey, Devlali of Maharashtra was adjudged the cleanest cantonment board in the country. The seventh edition of the Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and to rank the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on the basis of various sanitation parameters.