Swachh Survekshan 2020 Results: Indore retains its top position for Fourth Time
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi has announced the results of Swachh Survekshan 2020. Like other years Indore has been successful to maintain its first position of the cleanest city in India. According to the results, Indore is the cleanest city in India. The city has got top position in Swachh Survekshan 2020 for the fourth consecutive time. Surat in Gujarat is in second place while Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra is in third place.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with select beneficiaries, swachhagrahis, and SafaiKarmis through video conference under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U). According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the largest sanitation survey that ranked a total of 4,242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards, and 92 Ganga cities and saw unprecedented participation of 1.87 crore citizens.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India.
Swachh Survekshan 2020 was launched by the government with the objective of generating large-scale citizen participation in the mission, as well as creating a sense of healthy competition among cities towards becoming India’s cleanest city.
MoHUA conducted the Swachh Survekshan 2016 survey for ratings of 73 major cities in January 2016, followed by Swachh Survekshan 2017 in January-February 2017 for a ranking of 434 cities. Swachh Survekshan 2018, which, after SS 2019, ranked 4,203 cities, which not only covered 4,237 cities but was also the first digital survey of its kind completed in a record time of 28 days.
In the Swachh Survekshan 2020, to ensure continuous evaluation and consistency of on-ground performance of cities, the government conducted the Swachh Survekshan League, a quarter of cities and town sanitation assessment in three quarters, with 25 percent weightage integrated into Swachh Survekshan survey results for this year.
The PMO said that the Swachh Survekshan has captured the imagination of citizens and stakeholders alike, and the increasing involvement of citizens with each passing year is a testimony that the common citizen has taken full ownership of the cleanliness of their cities.
The Swachh Survekshan has made “swachhata” a thing of inspiration and pride – aspiring to do something for it. While Mysuru won India’s cleanest city award in the first edition of the survey, Indore has retained the top position in three consecutive years (2017,2018, 2019). The results, announced on 20 August 2020, will unveil the much-awaited results for the 2020 edition, and Indore is succeded to retain its top position of the cleanest city in India.
Another feature of the event will be to bring together and honor MoHUA’s partner organizations in the SBM-U trip, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Google, etc.