Swachh Survekshan awards 2019

Context: 

  • The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were recently conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world.

Performance of various countries:

  • Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year. The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysuru in Karnataka.
  • Bhopal is country’s Swachh capital.
  • New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the ‘Cleanest Small City’ award.
  • Uttarakhand’s Gauchar was adjudged the ‘Best Ganga Town’.
  • The ‘Cleanest Big City’ award has been bagged by Ahmedabad, while Raipur is the ‘Fastest Moving Big City’.
  • Ujjain has been the adjudged the ‘Cleanest Medium City’ and Mathura-Vrindavan bagged the tag of the ‘Fastest Moving Medium Cities’.

Source:PIB