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Indore Wins ‘Cleanest City’ Tag For Third Year In A Row, Bhopal Cleanest Capital

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| March 6 , 2019 , 16:11 IST

Indore was adjudged India's cleanest city for the third straight year in the central government's cleanliness survey on Wednesday. Union government announced the Swachh Survekshan 2019 awards in New Delhi and they were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind.

MP urban development minister Jaivardhan Singh received the award along with elected representatives from Indore. The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka.

Every year, cities and towns across India are awarded the title of 'Swachh Cities' which are given by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on the basis of their cleanliness and sanitation drive as a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that was launched in 2014.

While Bhopal won the cleanest capital award, Uttarakhand's Gauchar was adjudged the 'Best Ganga Town' in the central government survey. The 'Cleanest Big City' award has been bagged by Ahmedabad, while Raipur is the 'Fastest Moving Big City'.

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Ujjain has been the adjudged the 'Cleanest Medium City' and Mathura-Vrindavan bagged the tag of the 'Fastest Moving Medium Cities'. Also, the New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the 'Cleanest Small City' award,  

Congratulating Indore, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, “Absolutely Brilliant! Indore is India’s Cleanest City for the 3rd year running. My heartiest congratulations to the Swachhagrahis of Indore for their unmatched dedication & participation in transforming Swachh Bharat into a Jan Andolan.”