Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the fourth straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey, the results of which were announced on Thursday (August 20, 2020).

Meanwhile, Surat and Navi Mumbai were ranked second and third respectively in the central government’s cleanliness survey.

The Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020 were announced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a ceremony.

Congratulating the people of Indore, the Union Minister tweeted, “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 Shivraj Chouhan, people, political leadership and Municipal Corporation for this superlative performance.”

 

Puri also congratulated the people of Surat city for being adjudged the second cleanest city of India. “Congratulations Surat! The bustling industrial town of Gujarat emerges as India’s 2nd cleanest city. Congratulations to Gujarat CM Vijay Rupan, people of Gujarat, political leadership & Municipal Corporation for this superlative performance.”

Interestingly, Varanasi, which is also the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been adjudged the ‘best Ganga town’ in the central government’s cleanliness survey.

“”The Ancient holy town of Varanasi is rightfully the cleanest town on the banks of river Ganga. Heartiest congratulations to PM Narendra Modi Ji, who represents the city in Lok Sabha, for his visionary leadership which has inspired the people of the town for this achievement,” Puri tweeted.