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Swachh Survekshan 2021 Award Winners

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind felicitated the awardees of Swachh Survekshan 2021 at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ organised by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 20 November 2021.

  • This was the 6th edition of the Swachh Survekshan.
  • ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ was hosted by MoHUA as part of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0.
  • This year’s Survekshan, participated by 4,320 cities, also saw an unprecedented number of citizens’ feedback – over 5 crores, compared to 1.87 cores last year.

Swachh Survekshan 2021 (SS 2021): Awardees of Cleanest Cities/States of India

India’s Cleanest City:
In the ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category:

For the fifth consecutive year, Indore was awarded the title of India’s Cleanest City under Swachh Survekshan, while Surat and Vijayawada bagged the second and third spots respectively.

In the population category of ‘less than 1 lakh’:

Vita, Lonavala and Sasvad, all from Maharashtra, bagged the first, second and third positions respectively.

Best Ganga Town:

Varanasi emerged as the ‘Best Ganga Town’.

India’s Cleanest Cantonment:

Ahmedabad Cantonment won the title of ‘India’s Cleanest Cantonment’, followed by Meerut Cantonment and Delhi Cantonment.

In the category of ‘Fastest Mover’ City: In the ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category

Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh) emerged as the ‘Fastest Mover City’ with a jump of 274 ranks from 361st position in the 2020 rankings to the 87th position this year, thus securing a place among the top 100 cities.

In the State awards:
In the category of “more than 100 Urban Local Bodies:

Chhattisgarh, for the third consecutive year emerged as the ‘Cleanest State’

In the category of “less than 100 Urban Local Bodies:

Jharkhand, for the second time, won the Cleanest State award.

In the category of ‘Fastest Mover’ States:

In the big (more than 100 ULBs) state category: Karnataka

In the small (less than 100 ULBs) state category: Mizoram

Prerak Daaur Samman:
Under the Prerak Daaur Samman, a new performance category introduced under Swachh Survekshan 2021:

Five cities – Indore, Surat, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi Municipal Council and Tirupati were categorized as ‘Divya’ (Platinum).

» Maharashtra has successfully bagged a total of 92 awards, the highest by any State in this year’s Survekshan, followed by Chhattisgarh with 67 awards.

Other Awards:
First ever Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge:

The second session of the event was dedicated to Safaimitras, the frontline soldiers of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban.

Commemorating World Toilet Day on 19th November, this session saw the top performers under the first ever Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge being recognized.

Indore, Navi Mumbai, Nellore and Dewas emerged as the top performers, across different population categories among 246 participating cities in the Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge.

Among the States, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh bagged the award for best performing State and Union Territory under the Challenge.

Garbage Free India under SBM-U 2.0:

The results of 3-star and 5-star rated cities were announced under the Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free Cities.

A total of 9 cities – Indore, Surat, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Ambikapur, Mysuru, Noida, Vijayawada and Patan- have been certified as 5-star cities while 143 cities have been certified as 3-star.

The Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free Cities was introduced as a SMART framework by MoHUA in 2018, to holistically evaluate cities across solid waste management parameters.

Source: PIB

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