Khargone: Khargone, on Thursday, had its moment of pride as the small town situated on Kunda river featured on the list of top 20 cleanest cities of India, according to a government survey.

The list was based on a massive survey, Swachh Survekshan-2017, rating the cleanliness efforts put in by the municipalities in 500 Indian cities. Indore from Madhya Pradesh has been ranked as the cleanest city in India, followed by state capital Bhopal as the second, while temple town Ujjain ranked 12th in the list of cleanest city across the country.

As the Union minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, on Thursday, announced the results, he noted that the overall result was very satisfactory and most cities have only shown improvement since 2014, when the Swachh Bharat mission was first launched.

As per the Khargone municipal council superintendent, when it comes to municipal council, Khargone emerged top position in the state as no other town (at municipal council level) managed to get place in the list.

Member of Parliament  Subhash Patel, legislator Balkrishna Patidar, district district collector Ashok Kumar Verma, municipal council president Vipin Kumar Gour, vice-president Kanhiya Kothane and all the members of municipal council members congratulated people and municipal employees for making this possible.

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