Highlights:

  • Indore has won the award for being India’s cleanest city
  • Surat in Gujarat bagged the second position in the cleanest cities for the second time
  • Chhattisgarh has been bestowed cleanest state in the annual cleanliness survey

Indore, for the fifth time, has won the award for being India’s cleanest city as President Ram Nath Kovind declared the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’ awards on Saturday. Madhya Pradesh’s Indore has won the award in the sixth edition of the event.

Following Indore, Surat in Gujarat bagged the second position in the cleanest cities for the second time in a row. Furthermore, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh has claimed the third position. Last year, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra was awarded the third cleanest city in India.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh has been bestowed cleanest state in the annual cleanliness survey. Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh has bagged the cleanest Ganga town in the Swachh Survekshan 2021’ awards.

Hardeep Singh Puri, who is the Union Housing and urban affairs minister congratulated Indore and its “people, political leadership and municipal corporation.” He tweeted, “Heartiest congratulations to the people, political leadership, Municipal Corporation, Swachhagrahis & Safaimitras for their exemplary commitment towards keeping the city on top.”

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