Clean India, not a distant dream; Survey reveals cities turned much cleaner in last one year
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 04-May-2017

New Delhi, May 04: ‘The stinging India’ is rapidly moving towards clean India. Thanks to Swachh Bharat Mission initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indian citizens smell the free and odorless air in majority places in India which were dirty, unhygienic and polluted most of the time for several years.

Many unclean cities are now changing to their ‘clean avatar’. The new clean India concept has rooted in the minds of India’s populace which has reflected into the recently held ‘Swachh Survekshan Survey-2017’.

The survey was conducted to know the feelings and experience of Indian citizen about the transformation of their cities and villages when it comes to cleanliness standards. Feedbacks of around 37 lakh citizens were taken under the two-months-long survey period were around 18 lakh citizens has given the positive respond.

The ‘Swachh Survekshan Survey-2017’ result says that many cities are supporting the cleanliness initiative and took part for making their city cleans. Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu today declared the number of cities and higher ranking states. Here are the results of 434 cities from 35 states that had been ranked in city sanitation:

  • Indore from Madhya Pradesh ranked first, while Uttar Pradesh is the higher ranking state having 62 cities ranked under 434 cities.
  • After Uttar Pradesh, the second-ranking state is Maharashtra where 44 cities are ranked for sanitation.
  • While only 1 city of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Diu & Daman, Goa, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Tripura ranked for sanitation
  • Maharashtra being second highest state its New Mumbai ranked 8th with Pune 13th and Greater Mumbai 29th.
  • Bhopal ranked 2nd position, while Visakhapatnam ranked 3rd.

The bifurcation was done according to cleanliness in the city. The first 10 rankers are Indore, Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, NDMC, Navi Mumbai, Tirupati, and Vadodara.

The initiative was started with the aim to tribute 150th Jayanti of Mahatma Gandhi by cleanliness in rural as well as urban areas and now this initiative is getting the positive respond throughout the nation. The initiative was launched in October 2014 to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage.