The Swachh Sarvekshan results of all municipal corporations across the country were declared on Wednesday, and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is not among the top three cities. At the time of cleanliness survey, BMC staff along with Mayor Alok Sharma had intensified cleanliness drive in the city. Mayor Alok Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore in the cleanliness survey of 2018 which was conducted by the Union Government. In 2016, the survey was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and the capital city of states or union territories.
"The retaining of the second rank for Bhopal, making it the cleanest capital city of the country is a validation of the policies we pursued over the past year".
Based on the survey, it was made a decision to confer awards on 29 cities and cantonment boards at the national level, 20 cities at the zonal level and three states for Best Performance in Urban Areas, he said. Navi Mumbai has bagged the top position in solid waste management. Each city was rated only for one award.
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Boduppal on the city's outskirts in Ranga Reddy district was titled the best town in the south with the highest percentage of positive citizen feedback on civic amenities. It was expected that Chandigarh will get a good rank in this Swachh Survekshan as the city had done a lot to regain its spot in the top cleanest cities of India from the past couple of years. Janardhan Reddy, stating that this was "the mother of all awards", said it emphasized the core concern of city governance in present days. This year, 35% weightage was given to citizen feedback, 30% weightage to direct observation and 45 % percent weightage has been given to service level progress.
Mayor Nanda Jichkar said the city failed on one ground - no segregation of garbage.
The Swachh Survekshan 2018 is the first pan Indian exercise assessing cleanliness in urban India, and surveyed a total of 4,203 cities from January 4 to March 10, 2018, covering all the 4,041 Indian cities that have a population of 40 crore. Download The for your device.in English and other languages.