"Looking at the way citizens of big winning cities had turned Swachhata into a Jan Andolan".
Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore, the financial capital of the state in the cleanliness survey 2018.
A total of 73 cities were covered in the Swachata Sarvekshan 2016, 434 cities were covered in the Swachata Sarvekshan 2017 and the pool was expanded to 4,041 cities in 2018. The union government's results for the cleanliness survey for the current year were out on Wednesday. Chandigarh was ranked as the third most clean city. While there were widespread hopes that the city would improve its 3rd rank from a year ago and bag the top spot, the recently revealed data has proved otherwise. Navi Mumbai has emerged as the best in the big city category in managing solid waste while Mangalore is the best in the medium city category while Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is the best city managing solid waste management in small city category. Similarly, Ranchi has been adjudged the best capital and Kota in Rajasthan has been adjudged the best city in the citizen feedback category. Each city was rated only for one award. "You have to wait to get the details of rankings of all cities, including the ones that did badly", an official said.
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The Swachh Survekshan 2018, which was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) assessed 4,203 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). The Swachh Bharat Survey was conducted in February this year.
In 2014-15, when the Swachh Survekshan Survey was launched for the first time under Modi Government, Chandigarh had bagged the first position. Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weight to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.
Mayor Nanda Jichkar said the city failed on one ground - no segregation of garbage. Another unique experiment carried out by BMC was radio station installed at Roshanpura Square which was assembled using scraps collected from the city under the initiative called "Kabaad se Jugaad" to spread awareness among locals about civic sense.