In the latest edition of the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020‘ Odisha was awarded the ‘Fastest Moving State’ results which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday.
In the category of best medium-sized cities in innovation and best practice, Berhampur Municipal Corporation has also been ranked top position.
Odisha is also the country ‘s eight most clean state. In a population class ranging between 50 000-1 lakh, Six state-owned cities — Paradip, Barbil, Dhenkanal, Rajgangpur, Vyasanagar and Choudwar — are among top 20 in the Eastern Region.
Chattisgarh was the cleanest city under the category “States with more than 100 ULBs” and Indore, according to the annual national survey on cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation, was for the fourth time running as the cleanest city of the country in a row.
Surat was ranked second and third cleanest in Gujarat and Navi Mumbai were ranked second and third among cities with populations over 1 lakh, each in Maharashtra.
Under the “States with less than 100 ULBs,” Jharkhand became the cleanest nation.
The survey ranked 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 Ganga towns, which account for a population of approximately 1.87 crore people in the country.
The government has also launched the Swachh Survekshan League under the Swachh Surveyshan 2020, which will ensure a continuous assessment of and sustainability of urban results on the field.
This new addition was a cleanliness evaluation of three quarters of towns and cities with a weighting of 25% integrated into the Swachh Surveyshan final results for this year.
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