India’s Cleanest City Indore Is Anand Mahindra’s Monday Motivation, Gets Praised For The Swachh Transformation

India’s Cleanest City Indore Is Anand Mahindra’s Monday Motivation, Gets Praised For The Swachh Transformation

Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, appreciated the progress Indore has made under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan; said, ‘the city’s transformation is miraculous’
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India’s Cleanest City Indore Is Anand Mahindra’s Monday Motivation, Gets Praised For The Swachh Transformation‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, said Anand Mahindra as he praised Indore for its 'miraculous transformation'

New Delhi: Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, often strikes a chord with Twitterati with his witty and the inspiring and thoughtful posts. On Monday (February 17), Mr Mahindra praised Indore which has been India’s cleanest city for three consecutive years now, according to the Swachh Survekshan, annual urban cleanliness survey and is also leading in the league rounds of the survey this year. Mr Mahindra took to twitter and wrote, “Decades ago, I met my wife while I was making a student film in Indore. The city was then unattractive and dirty. The city’s transformation is miraculous and proves that ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way!’ More power to you, Indore; you’re my #MondayMotivaton”

India’s Cleanest City Indore Is Anand Mahindra’s Monday Motivation, Gets Praised For The Swachh Transformation

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The praise for Indore was soon followed by evidence – a photo of spic and span vegetable market in Indore shared by a Twitter user. Mr Mahindra retweeted a photo of the market with clean roads and plenty of blue and green colour dustbins for the collection of dry and wet waste. He wrote, “More evidence of how Indore has transformed even the most common—and usually the most chaotic— aspect of an Indian town…”

Waste generated in fruit and vegetable mandis (markets) of Indore don’t land up in landfill, in fact, it is treated and converted into bio CNG which is being used to run city’s buses.

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Amazed by Indore’s progress, Mr Mahindra requested netizens to push their respective municipal corporations to take inspiration from the city’s cleanliness model and clean up vegetable markets elsewhere in India. He wrote, “Such a positive response to my RT. What a transformation it would be if all Sabzi Mandis in India were to follow this pattern. RT & push the municipal corp. in your town to emulate the neat demarcation of the vendors, the use of rangoli, and waste segregation.”

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Reactions To Anand Mahindra’s #MondayMotivation

Mr Mahindra’s second tweet with a picture of vegetable market in Indore has received over 19,000 likes and has been shared by close to 3,000 twitter users. The tweet has also received around 300 comments, while some appreciated Indore for its achievement, others wished for a similar implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in their city.

In the comments section, a user shared a small video of the clean and colorful city, highlighting the beauty of Indore. In the video, one can see clean roads and beautiful paintings on the roadside walls.

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Replying to Mr Mahindra’s tweet, Ramesh Mendola, MLA of Indore, credited Indore’s success to its residents. He commented, “Now cleanliness is the religion of the people of Indore. Every person in Indore is aware and committed to cleanliness. That’s why Indore is number 1.”

“The rangoli around dustbin is very attractive. This is very innovative idea to get attention and ensure people use it”, wrote another user.

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A proud resident of Indore wrote, “Five years ago, I being a resident of Indore for half a century, couldn’t have believed that such a change will ever be possible. But the mindset is changing slowly and surely. Thanks to administration and the local citizen’s joint efforts. Taking pride in your city is important.”

Some users hoped and requested for a similar level of cleanliness in cities like Mumbai, Thane, Mira Bhayandar and Hyderabad.

Also Read: Swachh Survekshan League 2020: Indore Tops The Chart, Again, Adjudged Cleanest City Of India For The Fourth Time In A Row

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