Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021, In the Central government’s annual cleanliness awards, Indore was named India’s cleanest city for the fifth time in a row, while Chhattisgarh was named the best state.

Surat and Vijayawada came in second and third place, respectively, in the ‘cleanest city’ category of the ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards, 2021.’

Varanasi, which is represented in the Lok Sabha by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been named the “cleanest Ganga town,” followed by Munger and Patna in Bihar. Although Indore and Surat held their positions in the ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021,’ Navi Mumbai fell to fourth place after losing third place to Vijaywada in the latest survey findings released on Saturday by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.

At a ceremony here, President Ram Nath Kovind presented the prizes to Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, and others.

In the category of 3-10 lakh inhabitants, Noida was named the country’s “cleanest medium city.” In the category of ‘Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge,’ Navi Mumbai received the top prize. In the 10-40 lakh population category, it was also named India’s “cleanest major city.” Ahmedabad, Meerut, and Delhi were placed first and second in the category of cantonment boards, respectively.

Surat took first place in the district ranking category, followed by Indore and New Delhi.

With over 100 urban local bodies each, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have been named the country’s second and third cleanest states. Jharkhand has been placed first among states having fewer than 100 urban local bodies, followed by Haryana and Goa. Indore, Surat, Vijaywada, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Ambikapur, Tirupati, Pune, Noida, and Ujjain are the top ten cleanest cities with a population of more than one lakh people. Lucknow came in last place out of a group of 25 cities.

According to the ministry, the cleanest city with a population under one lakh is Vita in Maharashtra, followed by Lonavala and Sasvad.

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