New Delhi: Indore was awarded as India’s cleanest city for the third straight year in the Swachh Survekshan 2019, conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind in the national capital earlier on Wednesday. The second and third positions in the category were bagged by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka. The cleanest state capital city award went to Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.

Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world. Top-ranked cities received a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as a memento for their work towards cleanliness.

List of Swachh Survekshan 2019 Winners:

  • Indore – India’s cleanest city
  • Ambikapur – Second cleanest city
  • Mysuru – Third cleanest city
  • New Delhi Municipal Council – Cleanest small city
  • Ahmedabad – Cleanest big city
  • Ujjain – Cleanest Medium city
  • Gauchar – Best Ganga town
  • Raimahal – Second best Ganga town
  • Sahibgani – Third best Ganga town
  • Raipur – Fastest Moving Big City
  • Mathura-Vrindavan – Fastest Moving Medium city
  • Orai – Fastest Moving small city
  • Chennai – Fastest Moving capital/UT city
  • Navi Mumbai – Best city in citizens feedback (above 10 lakh population)
  • Iabalpur – Best city in innovation and best practices (above 10 lakh population)
  • Surat -Best city in solid waste management (above 10 lakh population)
  • Chandrapur – Best city in citizens feedback (3-10 lakh population)
  • Jhansi – Best city in innovation and best practices (3-10 lakh population)
  • Latur – Best city in citizens feedback (3-10 lakh population)
  • Tirupati – Best city in citizens feedback (1-3 lakh population)
  • Dewas – Best city in innovation and best practices (1-3 lakh population)
  • Nagda – Best city in citizens feedback (1-3 lakh population)
  • Bhopal – Cleanest state capital
  • Ranchi – Best capital/UT city in citizens feedback
  • Greater Mumbai – Best capital/UT city in innovation and best practices
  • Chandigarh – Best capital/UT city in solid waste management

Best performing states award in Swachh Survekshan 2019 was given to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra respectively. (Click Here For Full List of Awardees)

Addressing the event, President Kovind said, “Mahatma Gandhi had played a pivotal role in spearheading the movement of cleanliness. I hope people will take inspiration from the just concluded Kumbh Mela and the level of cleanliness in it.”

He added, “There is a need to change the mindset of the people towards cleanliness as many people pay a lot of attention to personal hygiene and cleanliness at home but not to public cleanliness. The culture of cleanliness has to become an integral part of in the lives of the citizens.”

He also said there is a need to include cleanliness in the curriculum of schools and higher educational institutions.