Swachhata Survekshan 2018 Winners
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri addressing a press conference on Swachh Survekshan 2018, in New Delhi on May 16, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker and other dignitaries are also seen.

Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh emerge as top 3 Cleanest cities in India @ Swachhata Survekshan 2018

Hardeep Puri, Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs has congratulated the winners of Swachh Survekshan 2018 while announcing the results at the National Media Centre 16 May 2018.  The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies and was organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).
The exercise undertaken between 4th January 2018 to 10th March, 2018 enhanced the scope to cover a record number of Urban Local Bodies impacting around 40 crore urban citizens across length and breadth of the country by 2700 assessors.  As compared to  2017 where Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, this year the scope was enhanced manifold.  Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, V.K. Jindal, Mission Director of SBM-Urban besides officers from the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs were also present at the function.

During Swachh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected and 53.58 lakh Swachhata Apps downloaded.  The total number of interactions on Swachhata App by citizens were around 1.18 crore.  In 2016, Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and capital city of States/ UTs and Mysore had bagged the award of being the cleanest city of India.  In 2017, the scope of Swachh Survekshan was enlarged to cover 434 cities having a population of one lakh or more and Capital city of states/ UTs and Indore was awarded as cleanest city of India.

The overall and component wise weightage for Swachh Survekshan-2018 had a shift from Swachh Survekshan-2017 weightages. The weightages are produced below :

Under ‘Service Level Progress’, Swachh Surveksan-2018 has introduced one more component ‘Innovation and Best Practices’ in addition to existing five components shown below:

Citizens played a key role in the survey.  Higher weightage was given on citizen feedback alongwith direct observation by assessors on the performance parameters of Swachhta by their local bodies. The focus of Swachh Survekshan 2018 was on the outcome, innovation and sustainability of initiatives taken by Urban Local Bodies under Swachh Bharat Mission. The highlights of Swachh Survekshan-2018 are as below –

1 Total number of ULBs assessed 4,203
2 Citizens feedback collected 37.66 lakhs
3 Swachhata App downloaded 53.58 lakhs
4 Complaints registered on Swachhata App by citizens 1.18 crores
5 Complaints resolved by ULBs and conveyed through App 1.13 crores
6 Number of ULBs visited by MOHUA observers to check and monitor the progress of Swachh Survekshan 63
7 Total households visited for checking segregation and Door to Door collection 94,000
8 Residential areas covered during on-ground observations 46,000
9 Households visited to verify IHHL construction 35,000
10 Commercial areas covered during on-ground observations 28,000
11 Total schools visited to check ‘Swachhata Committees’ 15,000
12 Bulk Garbage Generators/RWAs/railway station and bus and auto stands visited to observe cleanliness status 11,000
13 Total processing plants including landfills visited 2,500

Cities having population of one lakh and more and capital cities were ranked at National Level and cities with population of less than one lakh were ranked at Zonal Level – North, south, East, West and North East. Based on the performance in Swacch Survekshan, 2018, it has been decided to confer awards 29 cities/ cantonment boards at National Level, 20 cities at Zonal Level and 3 states having the best performance in the urban areas. While deciding the awards, it has been kept in mind that one city gets only one award i.e the category in which it has performed the best. In case a city has already been awarded in some category, next best is awarded in the other category.

At the national level, the

The list of 52 awardees under various categories is given in Annexure.

Annexure

Award Category Name of the Urban Local Body (State)
National Level Awards – Total 23  Awards
1 India’s Cleanest City    –  No.1 National Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
2 India’s Cleanest City    –  No.2 Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
3 India’s Cleanest City    –  No.3 Chandigarh
4 India’s ‘Cleanest big City’ >10 Lakh Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh)
5 India’s ‘Fastest Mover’ big City >10 Lakh Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh)
6 India’s Best City in ‘Citizens Feedback’ >10 Lakh Kota (Rajasthan)
7 India’s Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ >10 Lakh Nagpur (Maharashtra)
8 India’s Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management >10 Lakh Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)
9 India’s Cleanest Medium City 3 – 10 Lakh Mysuru (Karnataka)
10 India’s ‘Fastest Mover’ Medium City 3 – 10 Lakh Bhiwandi (Maharashtra)
11 India’s Best City in ‘Citizens Feedback’ 3 – 10 Lakh Parbhani (Maharashtra)
12 India’s Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ 3 – 10 Lakh Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)
13 India’s Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management 3 – 10 Lakh Mangalore (Karnataka)
14 India’s Cleanest Small City 1 – 3 Lakh New Delhi Municipal Council
15 India’s ‘Fastest Mover’ Small City 1 – 3 Lakh Bhusawal (Maharashtra)
16 India’s Best City in ‘Citizens Feedback’ 1 – 3 Lakh Giridih (Jharkhand)
17 India’s Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ 1 – 3 Lakh Ambikapur (Chhatisgarh)
18 India’s Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management 1 – 3 Lakh Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
19 Cleanest State Capital/UT Capital Cities/UTs Greater Mumbai (Maharashtra)
20 Fastest Mover State Capital/UT Jaipur (Rajasthan)
21 Best State Capital/UT in Citizens Feedback Ranchi (Jharkhand)
22 Best State Capital/UT in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ Panaji (Goa)
23 Best State Capital/UT in ‘Solid Waste Management’ Greater Hyderabad (Telangana)
Award Category Name of the Urban Local Body  (State)
Zonal Level Awards  :  Total 20 Awards
North
1 Cleanest City in North Zone <1 Lakh Bhadson (Punjab)
2 Best City in Citizens Feedback – North Zone <1 Lakh Moonak  (Punjab)
3 Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ – North Zone <1 Lakh Gharaunda (Haryana)
4 Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management’ – North Zone <1 Lakh Samthar (Uttar Pradesh)
East
5 Cleanest City in East Zone <1 Lakh Bundu (Jharkhand)
6 Best City in Citizens Feedback – East Zone <1 Lakh Narharpur (Chhatisgarh)
7 Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ – East Zone <1 Lakh Pakur  (Jharkhand)
8 Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management’ – East Zone <1 Lakh Chaibasa (Jharkhand)
North-East
9 Cleanest City in NE Zone <1 Lakh Kakching (Manipur)
10 Best City in Citizens Feedback – NE Zone <1 Lakh Mayang Imphal(Manipur)
11 Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ – NE Zone <1 Lakh Biate (Mizoram)
12 Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management’ – NE Zone <1 Lakh Rangpo (Sikkim)
South Zone
13 Cleanest City in South Zone <1 Lakh Siddipet (Telangana)
14 Best City in Citizens Feedback – South Zone <1 Lakh Bod Uppal (Telangana)
15 Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ – South Zone <1 Lakh Peerzadiguda (Telangana)
16 Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management’ – South Zone <1 Lakh Hunsur (Karnataka)
West Zone
17 Cleanest City in West Zone <1 Lakh Panchgani (Maharashtra)
18 Best City in Citizens Feedback – West Zone <1 Lakh Shendrajanaghat (Maharashtra)
19 Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ – West Zone <1 Lakh Sasvad (Maharashtra)
20 Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management’ – West Zone <1 Lakh Ankaleswar (Gujarat)
Best Performing States : Total 3 Awards
1 Best Performing State – No.1 Jharkhand
2 Best Performing State – No.2 Maharashtra
3 Best Performing State – No.3 Chhattisgarh
Award Category Cantonment Board
Best Cantonment Board  Awards :  Total 6 Awards
1 India’s Cleanest Cantonment    –  No.1 National Delhi Cantt.
2 India’s Cleanest Cantonment    –  No.2 Almora Cantt. (Uttarakhand)
3 India’s Cleanest Cantonment    –  No.3 Ranikhet Cantt. (Uttarakhand)
4 Best Cantonment in Citizens Feedback Nainital Cantt. (Uttarakhand)
5 Best Cantonment in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ St.Thomas Mount Cantt, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
6 Best Cantonment in ‘Solid Waste Management’ Jutogh Cantt., Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

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