Vijayawada cleanest city in India in one millon population category

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According to the Swachh Survekshan website, the objective of this survey is to "encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in".

Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore, the financial capital of the state in the cleanliness survey 2018. The union government's results for the cleanliness survey for the current year were out on Wednesday.

"Cities having population of one lakh and more and capital cities were ranked at National Level and cities with population of less than one lakh were ranked at Zonal Level - North, South, East, West and North-East", the Minister added. In the survey, Jharkhand has been adjudged as the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, said a statement by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.

As compared to 2017, while Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 434 cities, this year, the scope was enhanced manifold.

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With Mumbai's rank dropping from No. 10 in 2016 to No. 29 in 2017, the BMC had taken steps to improve the city.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan congratulated Indore for bagging the award for the second consecutive year. This year, 35% weightage was given to citizen feedback, 30% weightage to direct observation and 45 % percent weightage has been given to service level progress. "We thank the staff and citizens for their cooperation in keeping the city clean and giving positive feedback during the survey organised by the MoHUA", Municipal Commissioner J Nivas told TNIE. Navi Mumbai won the award for being India's best in solid waste management among cities with a population of over 10 lakh. Janardhan Reddy, stating that this was "the mother of all awards", said it emphasized the core concern of city governance in present days.

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

With only the first three rankings being announced, the officials hope that the city would stand at least among the top 5 cleanest cities in the country.

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