The survey team was in Mangaluru for four days in February, 2018. Several chaupals were organised across the city for the objective where the Mayor interacted with residents and appealed them to keep their surroundings clean.
If we talk about Indore and Bhopal, then this is the second consecutive year that both the Indian cities have bagged the first and second cleanest city award. Efforts made by BMC towards cleanliness in the city in last one year has fetched it the rank as this year 4,000 cities were participating in the survey. The state capitals and Union territories are participants in this category, which does not include city municipalities which are not state capitals like Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC).
Mangaluru is among the 23 cities selected in the country for the national-level award under different categories.
Indore has emerged as the cleanest city in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government's cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2018.
The results were announced by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi yesterday and Mysuru topped in the 3 lakh to 10 lakh population list.
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Dame Judith also found ignorance about the rules, a lack of clarity about who takes responsibility and inadequate oversight. "A race to the bottom".
Among the states, Jharkhand was judged the cleanest, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
The Swachh Survekshan survey was launched in 2016 "as a prelude to encouraging cities to improve urban sanitation" and falls under the government's Swachh Bharat-Urban scheme.
If you are wondering which are the "worst-performing cities", in terms of cleanliness, then you have to wait for a while. "The survey was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission", Puri said.
"The Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 assessed 4,203 urban local bodies, impacting around 40 crore citizens across the length and breadth of the country, through 2,700 assessors".
The agency also collected citizen's feedback directly and performance of the Swachchata App was also monitored. Navi Mumbai won the award for being India's best in solid waste management among cities with a population of over 10 lakh.