The third edition of the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017 has declared Indore, Bhopal and Visakhapatnam as the “cleanest cities” of India. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu announced the complete results of the survey today that listed 50 cleanest cities of India. The survey was conducted between January to February 2017
It was a moment of great pleasure for the top three cities Indore, Bhopal and Visakhapatnam to be categorized as the most hygienic among the other cities of the country.
Indore- The Cleanest Of All
Gujarat has been ranked on the top for having a total of 12 clean cities in the list with Indore being the cleanest. Being the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh, it did really well on the sanitation front. Last year the city was ranked 25th on the Swachh Survey list.
Bhopal- The Second Cleanest City Of India
The capital state of Madhya Pradesh and now the most clean city according to the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017. The sanitation standards of Bhopal were par excellence. Bhopal has been also ranked on top for being the greenest cities in past. Last year it took the 21st place in the list of cleanest cities.
Visakhapatnam- Third From The Top
A port city and Industrial centre of Andhra Pradesh situated on the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam aka Vizag has secured the third position on the top 50 list of cleanest cities in India. In last year’s Swacch Survekshan Survey Vizag was ranked 5th.
The Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017
The Swachh Bharat Abhyan was started in 2014, to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by PM Modi on October 2. It was directed towards creating hygienic awareness between the public of India through several campaigns. The campaingn aims at making India one of the cleanest cities of the world and to put a stop on open-defecation completely.
Almost 434 cities participated in the Swacch Suvekshan Survey 2017. The cities were ranked on the basis of:
- waste collection
- construction of toilets
- solid waste management
- sanitation strategies
Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017 results were evaluated with help of the data provided by 3.7 million citizens, including the municipal corporations of the cities and independent assessors. Moreover, feedbacks from the people were also taken into account.
PM Modi must be in the state ecstasy after knowing the Survekshan Survey 2017’s results as many as 12 states of his constituency have fared really well in the “cleanliness test”. We hope that the Swacch Bharat Abhyan started by the PM reaches its goal as soon as possible.