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Indore is India's cleanest city, Bhopal at 2nd spot in survey of 435 cities in country

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BHOPAL: There is a good news for Madhya Pradesh.

Indore has been ranked as the cleanest city in India. Bhopal is at the second spot in this list.

The two major cities of MP have figured at the top in cleanliness, clearly an achievement for MP.

Indore and Bhopal are the two major cities in central India. Both are historic towns. Before independence, Indore and Bhopal were important princely states ruled by Holkar Maharaja and Nawab of Bhopal respectively.

The survey was conducted as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the campaign for clean India. Earlier, Mysore was the cleanest city in India. 

TOP TEN CITIES IN THE LIST

In the 2017 rankings, Indore is number 1, Bhopal 2nd, Vishakhapatnam is 3rd, Surat is 4th, Mysuru is 5th. Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), Navi Mumbai, Tirupathi and Vadodara complete the list of top ten.

Gonda, the city in Uttar Pradesh, ranks last in the list of 434 towns. Most North Indian cities, especially, that of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have fared badly in the survey for the year 2017. 

The other MP cities in top 50 include: Ujjain is 12th, Khargone 17th, Jabalpur 21st, Sagar 23rd, Katni 24th, Gwalior 27th, Omkareshwar 36th, Rewa 38th, Ratlam 48th.

The ministry of urban development has released the rankings today. Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said that 3.7 million citizens responded by providing valuable feedback about their municipalities' performances.

The Quality Council of India, Swachh Sarvekshan has judged the cities on the bsais of data obtained from the municipal bodies, which carried marks apart from data collected through observations and independent assessment.