Again! Indore Ranked India’s Cleanest City
BHOPAL, (IANS) – Indore – the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, has emerged as the cleanest city along with Surat (Gujarat) in the country, at the Swachh Survekshan Awards that President Droupadi Murmu presented on January 11.
Indore has achieved this feat for the seventh consecutive time with a seven-star rating as a ‘garbage-free city’, while the state of Madhya Pradesh bagged the second position in the category of cleanest states.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal has acquired the fifth position in the list of cleanest cities with a five-star rating for garbage free city.
Budhni — the hometown of former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, bagged the award for ‘Cleanest City of West Zone’ among cities with a population of 15,000 to 20,000.
Among the cities with populations of less than one lakh, Naurozabad and Amarkantak have the first and second positions, respectively, in the fast-moving city category.
Mhow has acquired the title of cleanest Cantonment Board.
The survey, which saw tough competition among more than 4,400 cities in different categories, carried 9,500 points.
Indore secured 4,709.40 points of 4,830 under ‘Service Level Progress’ for segregated collection, processing, and disposal of different types of waste, a senior official of the Indore Municipal Corporation said.