Indore ranked 1st in the Swachh Bharat Survekshan for the fourth time

 Indore has been declared as the cleanest city in the country for the fourth consecutive time by the Center in their yearly Swachh Survekshan 2020. Surat scored second place and Navi Mumbai came third in this survey. 

On Thursday, the minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri announced the results of this annual cleanliness survey on Twitter. His tweet read,

"Heartiest congratulations! Indore is India’s cleanest city 4th year in a row. The city & its people have shown exemplary dedication towards cleanliness. Congratulations to MP CM @ChouhanShivraj people, political leadership & Municipal Corporation for this superlative performance."

The Union Minister also congratulated Jalandhar Cantt for being India's cleanest cantonment in Swachh Bharat Survey.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Urban Administration Minister Bhupendra Singh, Indore Mayor Malini Gaur, Indore Collector, and other officials attended this video conference. 

The announcement of Indore's 4th consecutive win in the cleanliness survey instilled joy among municipal employees and the people of Indore. This award is the result of the hard work of all sanitation workers who are constantly working to keep the city clean.

Even during the lockdown, all municipal workers worked tirelessly to keep Indore clean. With the implementation of the lockdown in March, they kept cleaning the streets of Indore until Unlock-1 in June, all roads were washed every night, garbage was taken daily from house to house, and dustbins along the road were frequently washed.

The city has about 5 lakh residential and commercial units from where the garbage truck picks up garbage daily. Around nine thousand cleaners maintained the cleanliness system of the entire city by working around the clock. The garbage continued to segregate as before.

The Health Officer, Dr. Akhilesh Upadhyay, said that due to the fear of corona it was a big challenge to get personnel to work. The then Commissioner Ashish Singh sent elderly and sick workers on leave. Those who were still working were given safety resources like gloves, masks, sanitizers. Officials would accompany the workers during their cleaning routes to keep up the morale.

During the lockdown, there was a lot of discussion on how to deliver fruits, vegetables, and ration. In this case too, the garbage trucks made the process easier. Collector Manish Singh chose the pre-established route of door-to-door garbage collection trucks for the delivery of essential goods.

We also thank all sanitation workers for their round-the-clock services in keeping our city clean!

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