Cleanest city in India: Mumbai tops Swachh list among capitals

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It is a pan-India survey of all cities and states rating them on the basis of cleanliness and public feedback among other indicators.

According to the survey report, Vijayawada is the cleanest among big cities having more than one million population while Mysuru has emerged as the cleanest among cities with pollution of three lakh to one million.

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. As compared to 2017 where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, this year the scope was enhanced manifold.

Mayor had repeatedly said that the city will remain second to none this time and all efforts to grab the first position in cleanliness podium were made this time.

Puri said that the names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented. While Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao's constituency Siddipet was declared the cleanest city in the south zone, Bod Uppal was declared the best city in citizens' feedback and Peerzadiguda was declared the best city in innovation and best practices.

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The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, which aims to estimate the levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri today. It is the top 3 cities that matter the most in every year's Swachh Survekshan survey.

On the establishment front, more staff was recruited for garbage collection, new vehicles have been purchased and dumping of garbage at designated spots has been disallowed.

"The overall and component-wise weightage for Swachh Survekshan-2018 had a shift from Swachh Survekshan-2017 weightages", the minister said. Another unique experiment carried out by BMC was radio station installed at Roshanpura Square which was assembled using scraps collected from the city under the initiative called "Kabaad se Jugaad" to spread awareness among locals about civic sense.

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