Ujjain: According to the ranking list released by ministry of urban development for Swachhta Sarvekshan-2017, Ujjain has been declared 12th cleanest city in India and 4th in Madhya Pradesh. The nationwide cleanliness survey was conducted in January and February in around 500 cities comprising a population of over 1 lakh each by the quality council of India. The criteria for the survey were waste collection, solid-waste processing and checking open defecation. Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) commissioner Ashish Singh, Mayor Meena Jonwal, and additional commissioner Vishal Singh Chouhan were presented the ‘Swachh City Award’, and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi by Minister of urban development, M Venkaiah Naidu in an award distribution event organised in New Delhi on Thursday.
Mayor and CMC express gratitude to Ujjainites
The Mayor and CMC acknowledged efforts of citizens for the achievement and extended their best regards. In a statement issued, they also appreciated efforts of people’s representatives, journalists, students, nonprofit organizations, businessmen and the cleaning staff of UMC in particular.
Celebrations at UMC headquarters
UMC officials and corporators indulged in a fireworks display to celebrate the achievement while some distributed sweets. Member-in-council Radheshyam Verma, Mangilal Kadel, Geeta Choudhary, Rajshree Joshi, Buddhiprakash Soni, Mujjafar Hussain, Sunil Borasi, and others took part in the celebrations.