Indore grabs first rank in Swachh Survekshan 2020 and emerges as the cleanest city of India
Indore wins the cleanest city title again in Swachh Survekshan 2020. For the fourth year in a row, Indore has been ranked the cleanest city in the country, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2020 report released by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. In 2014 when the mission was launched, waste processing in India was at 18 per cent and today it has increased to 66 per cent.
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Prakash Javadekar through his twitter post said, “Indore has become the inspiration for the whole country by bagging the prestigious Swachh Sarvekshan award for the 4th time in a row”.
Among the cities with over one lakh population, Indore was ranked number one followed by Surat, Navi Mumbai, Ambikapur, Mysore, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Chandrapur and Khar. In smaller cities, with populations under one lakh, the top three cities are Karad, Saswad and Lonavala from Maharashtra.
Chhattisgarh has ranked the cleanest state out of those with over 100 cities. Jharkhand was the cleanest among those with less than 100 urban local bodies (ULBs) or cities. In the category of ‘Ganga towns’ Varanasi has ranked the cleanest following Jalandhar ranking first among cantonments. However, New Delhi is one of the cleanest capital cities.