A three-member team from Quality Council of India (QCI) completed the survey in the city in the first week of February as part of the assessment for the Swachh Survekshan-2018 rankings. In case a city has already been awarded in some category, next best is awarded in the other category. The announcement was made by the MoS for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday.
Swachh Survekshan aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country. "I've lived in some of the cleanest cities in the world during my long stay overseas and I must tell you that the cleanliness levels in Indore and Bhopal give them a run for their money", Puri said.
Kudos to Chandigarh - The 3rd Cleanest City of India in 2018.
He further said, "79% of the respondents from 4,203 cities and town have reported a definite improvement in cleanliness". This meant that if acity has bagged an award in a category, the next best city gets the honour in another. "I'm extremely happy, drawing inspiration from PM we are running Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across state". I congratulate and thank all residents.
"We continued with the garbage bin free approach to cleanliness", said former Commissioner, Indore Municipal Corporation, Manish Singh, IAS, who has last week been transferred out from the assignment. Vijayawada has been ranked as cleanest big City" and Tirupati as the best city in "Solid Waste Management'. This year, 35% weightage was given to citizen feedback, 30% weightage to direct observation and 45 % percent weightage has been given to service level progress.
Jharkhand has been adjudged as the best-performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Janardhan Reddy, stating that this was "the mother of all awards", said it emphasized the core concern of city governance in present days. There's no doubt in the fact that our city lovely Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest city in the country as per 2018 survey by bagging the 3rd spot.
Indore and Bhopal have retained their positions as the top two cleanest cities for the second consecutive year and Chandigarh has been ranked as the third cleanest city.