Ahmedabad has been judged the cleanest large city in India with a population of over 10 lakh. Ujjain bagged the top spot, when it comes to the cleanest mid tier city with population of 3 to 10 lakh. Area coming under the New Delhi Municipal Council has been judged the cleanest in the “small city” category.
Bhopal has been awarded as India’s cleanest capital. Mumbai though didn’t fare well in the rankings and dropped to the forty-ninth place, a decline of 31 slots, Times of India reported. Navi Mumbai though has made a strong show with an overall rank of seven.
Bengaluru’s poor show continued after it bagged a 194 rank out of a possible 425. This though is an improvement of 22 places from the 2018 rank of 210.
The civic representatives of these cities were awarded the Swachh Survekshan 2019 award by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The top-ranked cities received a Mahatma Gandhi statue as a memento for their work towards cleanliness. “Mahatma Gandhi had played a pivotal role in spearheading the movement of cleanliness. I hope people will take inspiration from the just concluded Kumbh Mela and the level of cleanliness in it,” said President Kovind as reported by The Tribune.