Swachh Survekshan 2019: Indore Achieves A Swachh Hat-rick, Here’s How Twitter Is Celebrating India’s Cleanest City’s VictorySwachh Survekshan 2019: Indore retain its title of being India's cleanest city

New Delhi: For the third time in a row, Madhya Pradesh’s Indore retained its cleanest city of India title in the Swachh Survekshan 2019. The results were announced today by the President first then Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, along with President Ramnath Kovind, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra awarded the swachh cities of India at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Madhya Pradesh had a lot to celebrate as Bhopal has been ranked as India’s cleanest capital city and Ujjain has achieved the title of India’s cleanest medium city in Swachh Survekshan 2019. Overall, Madhya Pradesh has attained the title of ‘best-performing state in solid waste management’.

Also Read: Swachh Survekshan 2019 Highlights: Indore is India’s Cleanest City Again

This time, 2019 Swachh Survekshan assessed 4,237 cities of India and 62 Cantonment board in a record time of 28 days. It is being touted as the world’s largest cleanliness survey by the government and is the fourth such survey done by the centre to evaluate the progress cities have made in achieving the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan goals.

Here’s How Indore Became India’s Cleanest City

From becoming one of India’s first city to attain the title of Open Defecation Free Plus Plus (ODF ++), which means total sanitation in terms of solid waste management in addition to open defecation free tag to ensuring 100 per cent waste segregation at source, and clearing out its Devguradiya landfill site with 15 lakh tonnes of legacy waste in order to become a no landfill city, Indore has set a successful swachh example and has gone all out to consistently stay on top of the Swachh Leaderboard.

One of the reasons why Indore has continued to retain its cleanest city of India title is the way it has been managing the waste – be it in terms of composting or recycling. Currently, Indore boosts of 100 per cent waste segregation and is also one of the only cities in the country that has 36,000 households managing their own organic waste. Moreover, even the city’s bulk generators are managing their own waste and helping the city adhere to its swachh goal.

The city is also known for converting waste from its biggest vegetable mandis into CNG. Currently, Indore is generating 1400 kgs of CNG per day and sustaining 15 of its Urban Local Bodies bus transportation services through it. Along with this, plastic waste from the city is being successfully collected and converted into diesel. The CITY’S treatment plant is able to process 8 tonnes of plastic every day and give 3500 litres of diesel on a daily basis.

Reactions Pour In To Congratulate Indore

Giving a big thumbs up to Indore for its swachh success, President Ram Nath Kovind at the award ceremony function said,

By winning the first prize in all the surveys so far, Indore City has set a successful swachh example. I would like to thank the citizens of Indore, authorities, for their contribution.

Minister Hardeep Singh Puri adds,

Absolutely Brilliant! Indore is India’s Cleanest City for 3rd year running. My heartiest congratulations to the Swachhagrahis of Indore for their unmatched dedication and participation in transforming Swachh Bharat into a Jan Andolan.

Also Read: Indore Promotes Swachh Survekshan Messages On City’s Wall Through Art

Mayor of Indore, India’s Cleanest City, Malini Gaur said,

Indore has retained its title of being India’s cleanest city for the third consecutive year. A big thanks to the people of Indore, the entire municipal team for their swachh dedication.

Congratulating Madhya Pradesh on its success in Swachh Survekshan 2019, Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker Lok Sabha added,

In the Swachh Survekshan 2019, Madhya Pradesh’s Indore has been chosen as the cleanest city, whereas, the cleanest capital award has been given to Bhopal and the cleanest medium city has been given to Ujjain. Indore has achieved the hat-trick of cleanliness. It has retained the title of being India’s cleanest city for the third consecutive year.

And it continues..

Apart from political leaders, citizens also took to social media to congratulate India’s cleanest city.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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