Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the success and milestones achieved by the Swachh Bharat Mission has been possible due to the efforts and participation by the citizens across the country. He said that there is now a perceptible positive change in the mindset of the people towards Swachhata. He emphasized on the efforts of cities of Madhya Pradesh especially Indore and Bhopal which have consistently performed exceedingly well in Swachhata rankings year after year and are setting good examples for the other towns and cities of the country. He said that the country is now closer to realize the dream of Clean India by 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented awards to the top states, cities and Organizations of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 in Indore today. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Hardeep S Puri, MoS (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and were present on the occasion among other dignitaries.

Jharkhand was awarded as the best performing state while Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh bagged 2nd and 3rd position.  Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh emerged as the top 3 cleanest cities of the country while Greater Mumbai was awarded the cleanest capital city in the country. Vijayawada, Mysuru and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) were awarded as cleanest cities in population categories of greater than 10 lakh, 3-10 lakh and 1-3 lakh, respectively while Delhi Cantt was awarded as the cleanest Cantonment Board in the country.  In the organizations category, Bakeys Foods Private Limited, Hyderabad was awarded for ‘Swachh Innovation’, Bengaluru based Saahas Waste Management Private Limited was awarded under Swachh Best Practice category and the Swachh Entrepreneur award was given to Daily Dump , Bengaluru.   

The prime minister also released the Swachh Survekshan 2018 Report and launched the Swachh Survekshan – 2018 Results Dash Board. The Swachh Survekshan 2018 Dashboard may be accessed from www.swachhsurvekshan2018.org.

Presenting awards to the other winners in various categories of Swachh Survekshan 2018 at a separate event earlier in the day, Hardeep Puri said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has indeed become a jan andolan which is now evident in the enthusiasm shown by the people as well as commitment shown by the city administration in keeping the cities clean. Puri said that Swachh Survekshan 2018 has seen a massive increase in both the scale and intensity of participation, with 4,203 cities covered in this year’s survey, the spirit of competition witnessed across all ULBs is indicative of the cities’ positive intent to provide their citizens the best of service delivery. He further said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has now become an anchor for other developmental initiatives of the government.

Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of UP, Suresh Kumar Khanna, Urban Development and Housing Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Maya Singh, Urban Development and Housing Minister of Jharkhand Shri Chandreshwar Prasad Singh and D.S Mishra, Secretary , Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs , GoI were also present on the occasion. 

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