Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022

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    In Context

    • Recently, the President of India presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022.

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    • Cleanest City overall:
      • Indore has been adjudged India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row, while Surat has retained the second position.
    • Best performing states:
      • Madhya Pradesh secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra in the category of best performing states in ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022’.
      • Haryana was in the second position while Tamil Nadu was third.
      • Among smaller states and Union territories, Andaman and Nicobar secured the first position followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Sikkim.
      • Telangana won the first prize under the large states category under the Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG) 2022 which looks into the sanitation status of rural areas.
    • Cities with Population:
      • In the category of cities having a population fewer than one lakh, Maharashtra’s Panchgani was ranked number one, followed by Chhattisgarh’s Patan (NP) and Maharashtra’s Karhad.
      • Haridwar was adjudged the cleanest Ganga town in the category of more than 1 lakh population, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh.
      • Tirupati received the best city award in Safai Mitra Suraksha category.
      • Bijnor was ranked the first among Ganga towns with fewer than one lakh population. followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar respectively.
      • In the survey, Maharashtra’s Deolali was adjudged the country’s cleanest Cantonment Board.

    Source: TH