Chandigarh has been ranked as the third cleanest city in the Swachchh Survekshan 2018, moving up from Rank 11 in 2017. "In fact there could be no more flawless example of *interdependance* than sanitation and city upkeep", he said. The top three clean cities declared by the Union government are Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh. Efforts made by BMC towards cleanliness in the city in last one year has fetched it the rank as this year 4,000 cities were participating in the survey.
The survey concluded that Great Mumbai was the cleanest capital, Vijayawada was the cleanest big city, Mysore was the cleanest medium city, and the New Delhi Municipality Corporation (NDMC) was the cleanest city among municipal bodies with population less than three lakh.
Adding another feather to Hyderabad's cap, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has awarded the city of pearls the title of "Best Capital City" for its solid waste management under the Swachh Survekshan 2018 awards category.
Jharkhand was chosen as the best-performing state, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. As compared to 2017 where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, this year the scope was enhanced manifold. This time, BMC along with an NGO "Sanidhya" had undertaken several unique initiatives just because of which the city has stood second across the country.
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Yeddyurappa takes over the Chief Minister role from Siddaramaiah, who was the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka from 2013 to 2018. We are in touch with all of them and are confident of getting support of a minimum of 120, " she said .
Puri said that the names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented.
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. "The survey was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission", Puri said. The survey which was the first pan Indian exercise to assess cleanliness in urban India, surveyed 4,203 cities from January 4 to March 10, 2018.
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Besides, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh is India's cleanest big city with a population of over 10 lakh.