In a notable recognition of cleanliness efforts, Surat in Gujarat and Indore in Madhya Pradesh emerged as joint winners of the cleanest cities in India at the Swachh Survekshan awards 2023. The annual clean city awards, organized by the Union Urban Affairs Ministry, saw Navi Mumbai securing the third position in this prestigious ranking.
The awards ceremony, graced by President Droupadi Murmu, celebrated the outstanding cleanliness achievements of these cities. In her address, President Murmu emphasized the importance of embracing mechanized cleaning methods to eradicate manholes. She remarked, “Only by eliminating manholes through mechanized cleaning, will we be able to establish our identity as a sensitive society.”
Surat and Indore’s shared recognition reflects their commitment to maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. The Swachh Survekshan awards play a crucial role in motivating cities across the nation to actively participate in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, contributing to the overall cleanliness and sanitation goals.
Surat, known for its civic consciousness, and Indore, renowned for its consistent efforts in waste management, have set an inspiring example for other cities. Navi Mumbai’s third-place acknowledgment further underscores the nationwide drive toward cleanliness and sustainable urban development.
As India continues its pursuit of a cleaner and healthier environment, the Swachh Survekshan awards serve as a platform to applaud and encourage cities that excel in maintaining cleanliness, fostering a collective sense of responsibility for a cleaner, greener future.