New Delhi, June 24: Madhya Pradesh’s Indore bagged the tag of the cleanest city in India for the second consecutive time, followed by Bhopal in the Swachh Survekshan 2018,  a nationwide cleanliness survey conducted by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Liquor Baron Doles Out Money For 180-seater Plane Just to Fly 4 People to Delhi

Chandigarh and New Delhi (NDMC) emerged as the third and fourth cleanest cities in the nationwide cleanliness survey. PM Narendra Modi who was in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday felicitated the cities calling them an inspiration for the rest of the Country. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19

Coming to states, Jharkhand (which was ranked last in 2015 Swachh Survekshan) topped the list, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Also Read - After Rajasthan, Locusts Enter Maharashtra, Delhi - Why is This a Worrying Situation?

Delhi bagged India’s cleanest cantonment tag in the survey, followed by Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital in Uttarakhand, St Thomas Mount Cantt in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Jutogh Cantt, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh).

Notably, the survey was conducted on the basis of six parameters including collection and transportation of municipal solid waste, sanitation related progress, and whether cities have started campaigns promoting Swachh Survekshan, engaging citizens in waste management, maintenance of community and public toilets.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018 rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population, while 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have State and Regional ranking.

A similar survey was done in 2016 in 73 cities, when Mysuru bagged the cleanest city award. In 2017, the scope of Swachh Sarvekshan was enlarged to cover 434 cities and Indore was awarded the cleanest city tag.

(With inputs from agencies)