While walking down a street (and any street for that matter) don’t you feel that it could have been a bit cleaner? That the authorities could have done something more, or that citizens could have also contributed towards its maintenance?
Well, the results for Swachh Survekshan 2018 are out, and leading by example are the cities of Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh, which were declared the cleanest cities in India, in the above order!
The two cities in Madhya Pradesh, have retained the positions they achieved in 2017, while Chandigarh moved up from the 11th rank it secured last year.
If you are curious about who was instrumental in making these cities the cleanest in India, your answer is—everyone.
It was neither a top-down approach where the government cleaned up the mess made by citizens, nor was it the sole effort of the concerned residents of the city.
For example, take a look at the assessment test. Some of the main categories were—inspection of open defecation free (ODF) progress, collection and transportation of solid waste, and processing of solid waste.
It also considered data submitted by civic bodies as well as feedback from citizens. According to a report by the Times of India, “The on-field survey for Swachh Survekshan has been conducted by an independent agency, and the data for ranking the cities has been collected from three sources—service level progress, direct observation by random field visits, and citizen feedback.”
Catch a glimpse of how clean and beautiful the cities of Indore, Bhopal, and Chandigarh look, thanks to their proactive citizens and co-operative governmental bodies.
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#IndoreRahegaNo1 We are really happy to see people doing their best to keep the city clean. We are very proud of Mr. Arun Goyal’s family that they made sure to pick all the left overs that was littered by the baaraatis. The best part was they did it on their own without waiting for anyone to do it for them. We urge every one in the city to follow the same footsteps as them and as this is the season of marriages, a step like this will ensure a clean Indore. #indorehd #cleanindore #swachhabharat #swachhaindore #reponsiblities #indorians #smartcitizens #smartcity #IMC #nagarnigam #giveitback #shadis #weddings #citylove #iloveindore #indorediaries #indore #indorecity #madhyapradesh #India For More Interesting updates – Keep a tab on Indore HD : WEBSITE – www.indorehd.com FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/IndoreHD INSTAGRAM – www.instagram.com/IndoreHD TWITTER – www.twitter.com/IndoreHD SNAPCHAT – indorehd
Citizens take initiative to clean up their city
Who wouldn’t want to drive on this road?
Drop by drop, they fill the bucket
What a sight to behold!
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)
Featured image sources: Instagram/ a colorful riot/ Instagram / Puja Dake.