Swachh Survekshan - Mangaluru adjudged India's best city in solid waste management

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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. This year, however, only the top three national ranks were announced and the survekshan followed the practice of "one city, one award".

If you are wondering which are the "worst-performing cities", in terms of cleanliness, then you have to wait for a while.

A day after Greater Hyderabad was declared the Best State Capital in Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan rankings, accolades have begun pouring in. Vijayawada has been ranked as cleanest big City" and Tirupati as the best city in "Solid Waste Management'. There's no doubt in the fact that our city attractive Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest city in the country as per 2018 survey by bagging the 3rd spot.

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However, it is also to be noted that unlike the first two times when the city bagged the top slot in the country and dropped to the fifth spot a year ago, this time Mysuru has to be satisfied with the medium city category top award.

66 lakh citizens gave their feedback, which covered 4,203 municipal areas across the country. Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience. The exercise was undertaken between 4th January 2018 to 10th March, 2018. "The survey was organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)", Puri said. Similar to last year's survey, the results for Swachchh Survekshan 2018 involved data submitted by civic bodies on cleanliness and sanitation, as well as feedback from the citizens.

The cities were categorised by population.

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New Delhi Municipal Council is country's cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh.

"We are happy as the heritage city of Mysuru emerged as the cleanest medium city for the third time".

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