From last year’s heartbreaking 11th rank in national clean city survey, Swachh Survekshan, 2018’s performance has brought back cheers on Chandigarhians faces. Chandigarh has been adjudged third cleanest city in the country in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 results.
Swachh Survekshan 2018, surveyed 4,203 cities from January 4 to March 10, 2018. Indore retained the first rank so does Bhopal at second spot. Chandigarh jumped from 11th last year to third position in the survey.
The cities were assessed and given marks on three main segments:
- Check on the documents of the MCs,
- Swachhta App and public feedback and
- physical inspection or verification of various sites.
Though the exact details of marks in each components were yet to be released by the Central government. Teams of the Central government had stayed in the city for physical inspection for over a month and scrutinized areas, mainly slums, periphery, markets and other public areas to get the exact status of sanitation.
It was found that in 2017, Chandigarh had lagged in the public feedback segment drawing huge criticism. As a result, the civic body this time put optimum efforts in this segment by engaging employees of the MC irrespective of the fact they were working in which department.
Evidently happy MC Mayor Davesh Moudgil, thanking Chandigarh residents, reportedly said, “It is a matter of pride not only for me but for all residents of Chandigarh. With our joint efforts, Chandigarh has jumped from 11th to 3rd position in the Swachhta Survekshan-2018.”
Other highlights of the Swachh Survekshan 2018:
Cleanest State Capital: Greater Mumbai
Best city in Innovation and Best practices: Nagpur
Best city in Solid Waste Management: Navi Mumbai
India’s Cleanest City Zone-Wise –
North: Bhalso, Punjab
East: Bundu, Jharkhand
North-East: Kakching, Manipur
South: Siddipet, Telangana
West: Panchgani, Maharashtra
- Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh found a special mention as the fastest moving big city of the Swachh Survekshan 2018, moving up to Rank 36 from the previous 351, in 2017.
- Jharkhand has been declared the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra, in this year’s Swachh Survekshan.