Indore adjudged cleanest city for 7th time in row

Bhopal at 5th place; President presents awards

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
President Smt. Draupadi Murmu presented the Cleanest City Award for the year 2023 to Indore city at the Swachh Survekshan Award ceremony held at Bharata Mandapam in Delhi today. Indore has achieved this feat for the seventh consecutive time with 7-star rating as a garbage free city. Madhya Pradesh also bagged the second position in the category of cleanest states. Team Madhya Pradesh, under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, received the awards.

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav congratulated the people of the state, public representatives and Swachhata Mitras for this achievement and thanked them for their cooperation. He said that the credit for Indore winning the cleanliness award for the seventh consecutive time goes to the able guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, Madhya Pradesh will continue to contribute in realizing the Swachhata resolve and expressed the hope that the state will perform even better in the upcoming survey.

7 cities have acquired Water Plus status

Due to conscious efforts made for cleanliness in the state, 7 cities have acquired Water Plus status, 361 cities have got ODF++, 3 cities have ODF+ and 7 cities have got ODF status. The state has one garbage free city with 7-star rating, one city with 5-star, 24 cities with 3-stars and 132 garbage free cities with 1-star rating.

Bhopal city has acquired the fifth position in the list of clean cities with 5 star rating in Garbage Free City. Budhni has bagged the award for cleanest city of West Zone among cities with population of 15,000 to 20,000 in the state. Among the cities with population less than one lakh, Naurozabad and Amarkantak have got the first and second position in the fast moving city category. Mhow has acquired the title of Cleanest Cantonment Board.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, State Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Minister of State Smt. Pratima Bagri, Indore Mayor Shri Pushyamitra Bhargava and Indore MP Shri Shankar Lalwani were also present in the programme.

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