Indore: With unmatched dedication and determination, Indore does it again! The Madhya Pradesh’s commercial capital was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey announced on Wednesday.
The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka. Fourth position went to Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh’s temple town.
In fact, three cities of MP are in the top-10 list which is a special feature of this year’s cleanliness survey for the state. MP’s small city Dewas, which had to settle with 68th position last year, jumped to 10 position this year surprising one and all.
Similarly, Nagda which made a debut in top-100 cleanest city with securing 79th position last year, bagged 18th slot this year.
A look at the list revealed that six cities of MP are among top-20 cleanest city. This figure goes to eight when looked at top-25 and 20 when looked at top 100 cleanest city.
The only disappointment for MP was that Bhopal, which was adjudged as No 2 cleanest city for two consecutive years in a row, slipped to 19th position.
However, it got a consolation tag of being the cleanest state capital in the country. The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony here.
State’s urban development minister Jaivardhan Singh, Indore Mayor Malini Gaud, principal secretary (urban development), Indore municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh and leader of opposition in IMC, Fozia Sheikh Alim went on the dais to receive trophy and certificate.