Indore is the largest and most populous city of Madhya Pradesh and it was described by the Economic Times as the commercial capital of the state. It is the cleanest city in the country despite being the most populous one in central India.
It is indeed a proud moment to all the citizens of Indore as it retained the title of the cleanest city for the fourth year in a row according to the Swachhta survey results. With waste management initiatives and techniques, it defeated every other city in India to become garbage-free.
Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh came second in the first-quarter results (April to June), while Rajkot in Gujarat took the second spot in second-quarter results (July-September). The third position was grabbed by Surat in Gujarat in the first quarter and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra in the second quarter.
It is worth mentioning here that Indore remained in the first place in the cleanliness survey for the last three years. Bhopal also had been among the top-ranked cities.
Indore Municipal Corporation Commissioner Asheesh Singh can absolutely take pride in the fact that his city has been ranked the cleanest city for the fourth time in a row. He is pretty much confident that Indore will get cleanest city tag once again.
“We will keep the top position consecutively for the fourth time. We are all prepared for the same and with the support of Indore’s resident, I am assured that we will get our tag again,” he said.
Meanwhile, Indore Mayor Malini Gaur mentioned in a tweet that the real test is coming and they will absolutely everything to get the 1st position like last three years. “We have successfully bagged the cleanest city of Indore’s tag for three times and will surely get it for the fourth time. It is time for the real test as Survekshan will be started from January 4,” Gaud added in a statement.
As per the report which was released by urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Kolkata and Howrah came at the bottom of the rankings.
When Indore was named India’s cleanest city three times in a row in the central government’s cleanliness survey, the Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi.
Congratulating Indore, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took to his official Twitter handle to say, “Absolutely Brilliant! Indore is India’s Cleanest City for the 3rd year running. My heartiest congratulations to the Swachhagrahis of Indore for their unmatched dedication & participation in transforming Swachh Bharat into a Jan Andolan.”