Swachh Survekshan 2022: Chandigarh is Indias 12th cleanest city


DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Moving up from rank 66 in the last Swacch Sarvekshan, Chandigarh secured the 12th cleanest city tag in Swachh Survekshan 2022 and was adjudged the Fastest Moving Capital city in the Country. The results of the survey conducted among 4354 cities were announced at an event at Talkkatora Stadium, Delhi. The Hon'ble President of India presided over the ceremony. Later, Sh. Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State, MoHUA, gave away the awards of 'Swachh Survekshan-2022. The ceremony was organised by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at New Delhi. The award was received by the Mayor of Chandigarh Smt. Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon and Ms. Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, present in the award ceremony at New Delhi accompanied by Sh. Dalip Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anup Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Mrs. Isha Kamboj and Sh. Gurinder Singh Sodhi, Joint Commissioners, Chief Engineer and Superintending Engineers. Chandigarh, also known as city beautiful and one of the country's best-planned cities, has seen a huge improvement from its 66th position in the Swachh Survekshan 2021, when it lacked proper garbage disposal and did not score well in citizen's feedback on how clean the city was. Learning from the drawbacks, the Corporation this time put concerted efforts in these segments and managed to secure the 12th spot. On achieving this feat, the Mayor of Chandigarh said that it is a proud moment for all the Chandigarh residents, officials and Municipal Councillors who worked together to make Chandigarh stand true to its identity as a City beautiful. The Mayor congratulated the entire Corporation team under the dynamic leadership of the Commissioner and urged people to keep up the good work to ensure the city remains clean always. In this year's Swachh Survekshan, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs gave more weightage to Service Level Progress component (sustainable sanitation and safaimitra Suraksha, Segregated collection of waste and processing and disposal) category by allotting 40 percent marks, a major criteria in deciding the outcome of Chandigarh's ranking. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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