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Indore ranks India's cleanest city for 5th consecutive year

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 20, 2021 2:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021: Madhya Pradesh's Indore has been ranked India's cleanest city for the fifth time in a row by the Centre.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan. Gujarat's Surat was named the second cleanest city, while Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh was ranked third in the list.

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Gujarat's Ahmedabad was conferred with Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 for being the country's cleanest cantonment.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh has been ranked as the country's cleanest state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi bagged the cleanest 'Ganga town' award.

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Taking to Twitter, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri congratulated Indore and its “people, political leadership and municipal corporation,” among others.

About the awards 

Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India. It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021: कचरे से कमाई करने वाला इंदौर स्‍वच्छ सर्वेक्षण में लगातार 5वीं बार नंबर वन, कैसे पाया ये मुकाम? - PakkiKhabar

The first survey was undertaken in 2016 and covered 73 cities; by 2020 the survey had grown to cover 4,242 cities and was said to be the largest cleanliness survey in the world.

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