While walking down the street, we all have felt that how dirty the pathway is? that the authorities are lazy or at least citizens should have done something?
Well, indeed it’s a huge issue in India. But, in recent years the country has shown a remarkable growth in the cleanliness sector. With the Swachh Bharat initiative becoming the driving force all around the country, Indian cities have gained momentum and boast up their act of cleaning quite literally. Moreover, they are making it to the newspaper headlines with their special cleanliness initiatives and spreading the idea of swachtha globally. Do you want to know who top the list of the cleanest cities in India as per the Swach Survekshan 2018? To know, Read.
Swach Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement) is an initiative of central government for keeping the country clean in the long run. According to India's Swach Survekshan 2018, the Quality Council of India carried out survey to rank the cleanest cities of India. The statistics are calculated by random field visits, service level progress, and citizen feedback”.
The performance of each city was assessed on the basis of five key thematic parameters-
1. Municipal solid waste – sweeping, collection, transportation, processing and its disposal
2. Open defecation free/toilets
3. Capacity building and eLearning
4. Provision of public & community toilet seats
5. Information, education and communication, and behavior change
Second time in a row, the city of Indore has been declared as the cleanest city in India for the year 2018. The city falls under Tier 2 cities in India and also a part of first round of Smart Cities Mission to be developed as a smart city. Despite being the most densely populated city in central India, Indore has a lot to offer to the traveler, from stunning historic monuments and ruins to delicious foods and bustling bazaars, the choices are endless.
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Bhopal is another unexpected entry in the list of the cleanest cities in India as per the Swach Survekshan 2018. Being the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, the city is a significant travel destination. The charm of the city lies in the number of artificial and natural lakes which make it look all the more beautiful and the one of the greenest cities in India.
Chandigarh is one of the 7 most beautiful union territories of India and the third cleanest city in India as per the swachta survey. The city is famous for its urban architecture and is one of the country’s best planned cities. From last year, the city has seen a remarkable improvement under its proper garbage disposal and the citizen’s feedback, making it in the top of the list.
The beautiful city of Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam is the 4th cleanest city of India and a hotspot of culture and tradition. The city rose in its ranking because of its number of cleanliness initiative and developments by the government and the citizens to make it look like so green and clean. The city is an amazing travel destination and a host to number of music festival which attracts travelers from all over the world.
Surat is one of the fastest growing city in India and the 5th cleanest city in India as per the swacchta survey-2018. All thanks to its proper waste management, initiatives by the city’s civic body and of course citizen’s awareness. The city is popular for its textiles and diamond business and the rich historical background, making an ideal destination to travel.
Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka unfortunately has slipped in rank this year. The city has taken fifth position in the swachta meter 2018. Nevertheless, the city is one of the cleanest city in India and a promising travel destination. The credit goes to the waste segregation, door-to-door garbage collection, and on-site composting in market areas have helped keep the city clean and top the rankings again.
Located in the southern region in Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli is the 7th cleanest city in India and the fourth biggest urban settlement in the state of Tamil Nadu. Over the year, the city has gone through greater improvements in sanitation scenario, processing of solid waste, septage management, drinking water quality, and mortality due to water born diseases and others. Since the Swachh Bharat Mission is being implemented, the city had driven its focus on construction of individual household, community and public toilets and door-to-door collection and disposal of municipal solid waste.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area is one of the best planned regions of India and arguably the cleanest city in India. Based on its solid waste management, access to sanitation and other parameters of cleanliness, this year, it comes at the eighth rank in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 survey. The NDMC area covers popular destinations like the Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, Connaught Place, Mughal Garden and India Gate etc.
It is basically a township in Mumbai that has been under development since 1971 and as per the information; the city will get its own international airport by end of 2019. By 2018, the city has come a long way on the path of development as it is one of the top cleanest cities in India. One of the best planned cities in India, Navi Mumbai is located in the west of Mumbai and is a true example of innovative and successful municipal planning.
The temple city of Tirupati has shown its power to bag the tag of Cleanest City in India 2018 by the Swachh Sarvekshan. Over the years, the city has already initiated several measures to make the city cleanest like, streamlining the door-to-door collection of garbage and transportation and safe disposal. The city has also been honored by the award of Best Heritage City in 2012 by the Ministry of Tourism.
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