Government of India Honors 15 Cities for Cleanliness

M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Swachh Survekshan awards in New Delhi on February 15, 2016
M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Swachh Survekshan awards in New Delhi on February 15, 2016

Fifteen cities from across the country were today felicitated by the Indian government for their good work in different areas of sanitation.

Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu presented trophies and mementos to these cities after announcing the results of ‘Swachh Sarvekshan-2016’ for their efforts to improve sanitation in respective cities.

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Details of the awardees are :

City

Category

Mysuru

Overall best performing city

Chandigarh

Best performer in North Zone and Best in Citizen feedback category

Tiruchirapalli

Best performer in behavior change communication

New Delhi Municipal

Council

Best performer among Smart Cities and Best in Service Level Status

Visakhapatnam

Best Performer in South Zone and Best in Independent Observation Category

Surat

Best Performer in West Zone

Rajkot

Best performer in door-to-door collection and transportation of Solid waste and sweeping

Gangtok

Best performer in North-East and Best performer among capitals

Pimpri Chindwad

Best performer among satellite cities

Greater Mumbai

Best Performer among mega cities

Allahabad

Top mover in North Zone (improved the rank by maximum number)

Nagpur

Top mover in West Zone

Visakhapatnam

Top mover in South Zone

Bhubaneswar

Top mover in East Zone

Imphal

Top mover in North-East

Venkaiah Naidu announced that all the 500 cities each with a population of one lakh and above will be surveyed for cleanliness every year and a Rolling Trophy will be presented to the best performer.

States will also be advised to rank cities so as to honour the best performing city in respective states and each urban local body to similarly identify the best ward in respect of sanitation.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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Rakesh Raman