This was the second such survey done by Centre to assess the progress of Swachh Bharat scheme in 434 cities. Last year's winner Mysuru dropped to fifth spot this year and Gujarat's Surat was declared No. 4. Gujarat has the maximum of 12 cities in the top 50 spots of the ranking, followed by Madhya Pradesh with 11 cities.
Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu shared the information on Twitter and congratulated the winning cities.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister thanked the people and municipal officials for their effort in bringing the city to the top of rankings.
Twitter congratulated the city and its leaders for the honour. Many proud Indore residents also expressed joy at the news
However, some people remained critical of the rankings.
Can't see it's effect on ground level....looks like they have cleaned particular cities on the day of Survekshan !! #SwachhSurvekshan2017- Rishikesh Mahajan (@rish_mahajan) May 4, 2017
Even if govt takes all efforts for clean environment. It is difficult to achieve with the current mindset of indians.#SwachhSurvekshan2017- Keerthi Selvam (@keerthiselvam) May 4, 2017
The 'Swachh Survekshan 2017' also ranked Uttar Pradesh's Gonda as the dirtiest city and Bhusawal in Maharashtra as second-last. In fact, Uttar Pradesh made for half of the bottom 50 cities in the survey.
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