It is a proud moment for Madhya Pradesh, as Indore and Bhopal have been ranked first and second position respectively in the category of cleanest cities in India, announced on 16th May 2018 under the ‘SwachhSarvekshan 2018’ for the 2nd consecutive year. This survey has been conducted in around 4200 cities all over India. The survey aimed at assessing all the municipal cities in the country for their progress on the government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission that was announced by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs-Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri.
While most metropolitan Indian cities are laden with an acrid odor, wreck and litter, growing towns like Indore and Bhopal have managed to retain its title and have been proven that Madhya Pradesh is a star state in cleanliness.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh-Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan also congratulated and thanked residents for their efforts in keeping the city clean. He said, “I’m extremely happy, drawing inspiration from the PM and we are running Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across state. I congratulate & thank all residents; it is due to their efforts that we have achieved such targets and hope to continue the same”.
Last year eight cities of Madhya Pradesh were among top 25 clean cities of India. This year the state has claimed that they have achieved the 100% target of door- to – door garbage collection in area under urban bodies to become the first state in India. In Indore, the waste is collected in 3 bins format- wet waste, dry waste and domestic hazardous waste that include medical waste and sanitary waste. The collection of the waste is done on daily basis from house- hold and on the same day, it is treated effectively.
On the other hand Madhya Pradesh government have established centralized unit in major cities for treating wet waste and many decentralized channels for decomposing the waste within the area. Indore and Bhopal have set a benchmark for all other cities of India in order to maintain cleanness and provide a pollution free environment for the residents.