What is the issue ?
- The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, a survey aimed at assessing all the municipal cities in the country for their progress on the government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, were announced.
- The rankings have been released by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
- Indore has been named India's cleanest city followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh.
- Jharkhand has been adjudged as the ‘Best Performing State’ in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
- Vijayawada has been ranked as ‘Cleanest Big City’ and Tirupati as the ‘Best City in Solid Waste Management’.
- The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) got the tag of India’s ‘cleanest small city’ (urban local body) with population between 1 lakh and 3 lakh in the 2018 survey.
- In the ‘cantonment’ category, the Delhi Cantonment has emerged as the cleanest, followed by Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital (all three in Uttarakhand).
- Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad was adjudged the “fastest mover big city” in this survey.
- Mysuru has been ranked the cleanest mediumsized city in the country.
Difference between the 2017 and 2018 survey :
- As compared to 2017, when Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, this year, the survey was conducted in more than 4,200 cities.
- Compared to the previous surveys, this year’s exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.
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