The Swachh Survekshan 2017, which was released today saw a lot of buzz on twitter with political leaders and ordinary people reacting to the newly adjudged cleanest cities of India. Madhya Pradesh walked away with the top honours at this year’s survey, with Indore being adjudged the number 1 clean city in India and Bhopal winning the number 2 spot. Gujarat has maximum of 12 cities among top 50 cleanest cities of India followed by Madhya Pradesh which has 11 cities and Andhra Pradesh which has 8 cities. The maximum number of dirtiest cities in India are from Uttar Pradesh. Here’s how Twitter celebrated India’s Swachh Report Card:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it the most extensive stock take of cleanliness in India’s cities –
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 4, 2017
Complimenting all the award winners of Swachh Survekshan 2017 for their Swachh efforts, Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development, said, “Swachh Bharat is not a day’s work. It should be treated as a regular feature of our daily life.”
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 4, 2017
In last years’ Swachh Survekshan Survey cities of Madhya Pradesh like Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior were ranked as cities that have potential to lead the pack. And, look today Indore has won a crown of India’s Cleanest City. Delighted by the state’s performance, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated the people of the state.
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 4, 2017
Cities in Gujarat have shown remarkable improvement compared to their performance last year. Surat from the state made it among the Top 5 clean cities at Rank 4.
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) May 4, 2017
Appreciating the performance of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed his happiness over two cities from the state making it among the Top 10 clean cities of India.
A proud moment for AP's citizens as Visakhapatnam and Tirupati get listed in top 10 cleanest cities of India. #SwachhSurvekshan2017
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 4, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, was the lone exception in an otherwise disappointing performance by Uttar Pradesh. It was at 418 in the previous survey and moved up to Rank 32 this year.
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) May 4, 2017
Apart from political leaders, this is how some of the citizens reacted to the Swachh Rankings on twitter.
now that we hv list of cleanest cities can we talk abt ppl who keep d city clean?health concerns,safety gear,wages etc #SwachhSurvekshan2017
— Andolanjeevi সাইলীনা/Saileena/سیلینا/ਸੈਲੀਨਾ (@saileenas) May 4, 2017
— Kishor Bhat (@KishorPolya) May 4, 2017
Surtis,ur city topped #SwachhSurvekshan2017 in state & 4th in????????.
Can anyone imagine this is the same Surat,hit by plague in 1994?
— Neelãng Dave ~Vintage Mode wale (@neelang_dave) May 4, 2017
How the hell Gangtok missed the top 10 cities under #SwachhSurvekshan2017??
Kuch toh garbar Hein Daya, kuch toh garbar Hein ????
— The Lol Buddhu (@lolbuddhu) May 4, 2017
Yes there is remarkable change in #indore. It will be now known as clean capital too with food capital of India
— deepak jetha (@djetha) May 4, 2017
Till now, under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan more than 1,80,000 villages, 130 districts and three states – Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have been declared Open Defecation Free. With a goal to make India clean and open defecation free by 2019, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has so far successfully constructed more than 3 crore toilets. The target is to construct around 11.1 crore number of toilets by 2019.