The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4,203 urban local bodies and was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). The exercise undertaken between January 4, 2018 to March 10, 2018 enhanced the  scope to cover a record number of urban local bodies impacting around 40 crore urban citizens across length and breadth of the country by 2,700 assessors.  As compared to  2017 where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, this year the scope was enhanced manifold.

During Swachh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected and 53.58 lakh Swachhata Apps downloaded.  The total number of interactions on Swachhata App by citizens were around 1.18 crore.  In 2016, Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and capital city of States/ UTs and Mysore had bagged the award of being the cleanest city of India.  In 2017, the scope of Swachh Survekshan was enlarged to cover 434 cities having a population of one lakh or more and Capital city of states/ UTs and Indore was awarded as cleanest city of India.

At the national level, the top 3 cleanest cities are: first Indore, second Bhopal and third cleanest is Chandigarh. Ghaziabad gets the tag for India’s ‘Fastest Mover’ big city. reporter

Top Pic: MoS for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri along with Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker and other dignitaries


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