The annual government survey, the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’ reports are out and Indore has bagged the title of the cleanest city in India. It’s the fifth time in a row that Indore has been ranked number one in the survey. Chhattisgarh has retained the first position in the state category.
The second and third positions in the 'cleanest city' category of the 'Swachh Survekshan Awards, 2021' were secured by Surat and Vijayawada, respectively.
Varanasi, represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha, has been adjudged the "cleanest Ganga town" while Bihar's Munger and Patna have been ranked second and third in the category. Varanasi had won the same award last year as well.
Although Indore and Surat retained their positions in the 'Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021', Navi Mumbai lost its third spot to Vijaywada and was in the fourth position in the latest survey results announced by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on Saturday.
Under the survey, a total of nine cities -- Indore, Surat, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Ambikapur, Mysuru, Noida, Vijayawada and Patan -- have been certified with 5 star city ratings under the garbage-free city category while 143 cities have been rated as 3 star.
Here’s the list of the top 10 cleanest cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2021:
4. Navi Mumbai
According to the government, round 4,320 cities were covered in 28 days, in the latest nationwide cleanliness survey. Over 4.2 core people had given their feedback for the survey.