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Swachh Survekshan 2018: Indore Is Once Again India's Cleanest City, Bhopal Retains Rank 2

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| May 17 , 2018 , 10:36 IST

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri released the results of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 pan-India cleanliness survey on Wednesday, in which Madhya Pradesh's Indore has retained its title of India's cleanest city, while Bhopal is once again India's second cleanest. Chandigarh came in at rank 3 in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 survey, moving up from the rank 11 in 2017.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018 is the first pan Indian exercise assessing cleanliness in urban India, and surveyed a total of 4,203 cities from January 4 to March 10, 2018, covering all the 4,041 Indian cities that have a population of 40 crore. A total of 500 cities with more than 1 lakh population were ranked at a national level, while 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have State and Regional ranking.

India's cleanest cities according to zones, are Bhalso in Punjab for North zone, Bundu in Jharkhand for East zone, Kakching in Manipur for North East zone, Siddipet in Telangana for South Zone and: Panchgani in Maharashtra for West Zone.

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Overall, Jharkhand has been declared as the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra with Greater Mumbai winning the title of cleanest state capital. Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad found a special mention as the fastest moving big city of Swachh Survekshan 2018, rising from rank 351 in 2017 to its current rank of 36.

Total marks for assessment under Swachh Survekshan 2018 were increased to 4,000 from 2,000 and the various parameters for marking include collection and transportation of municipal solid waste, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste, sanitation related progress, iec (information, education and communication), capacity building and innovation and best practices.