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Indore awarded as the cleanest city of India

Indore and Bhopal are the cleanest cities of India, according to the Swachh ratings.

Cities from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jharkhand did well, while those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar fared poorly in the ratings.

UP has 25 cities in the bottom of the list, with Gonda adjudged the dirtiest city in the country.

Gujarat has the maximum of 12 cities among the top 50 clean cities followed by Madhya Pradesh with 11 and Andhra Pradesh with 8.

Urban Development Ministry had launched the Swachh Survekshan 2017 on January 4. The initial deadline for citizens to submit their submissions was February 13, which was extended to February 28

“Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh are the movers and shakers of the ongoing drive,” Mr. Naidu said, noting a “remarkable improvement” in the cities of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.

Around 37 lakh citizens submitted their responses. The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of India.

Last year’s survey ranked 73 cities across the country in which 1 lakh citizens had given their feedback

The survey was among the steps taken to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India mission by 2019.

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