The government on Thursday announced the results of annual survey of cleanliness, Swachh Survekshan 2020. Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai has bagged the third spot in the list.
Swachh Survekshan is meant to monitor the performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched on October 2, 2014, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It aims at inculcating a spirit of healthy competition among cities towards becoming India’s cleanest cities.
Indore once again has bagged the top spot as the cleanest city of India. Whereas Gujarat’s Surat has bagged the second spot.
Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri“ said, I visited Indore a few years ago, along with a member of a Japanese delegation. When we reached the city, I saw he Japanese going to various places in Indore. I asked him ‘what are you doing?’ He said ‘I was trying to find filth, but couldn’t’. I don’t think there could be any bigger testimony to the achievement of the city.” He told this to Shivraj Singh Chouhan after Indore won the award.
Swachh Survekshan 2020 covered 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 Ganga towns. This survey was carried out in 28 days.