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New Delhi [India], October 1 (ANI): Ranked first in the Swachh Survekshan 2022 Awards for the cleanest city in the country, Indore retained the tag for the sixth time in a row in the Centre's annual cleanliness survey, while Madhya Pradesh held on to the tag of the cleanest state.

Gujarat's Surat and Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai stood second and third on the list of the cleanest cities.

The results of the 7th edition of the Swachh Survekshan Awards were announced on Saturday. President Droupadi Murmu presented the awards at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri was also present.

Chhattisgarh got the second prize under the category of 'Best Performing State' in Swachh Survekshan. Chhattisgarh's urban administrationlabour minister Shiv Kumar Dahariya received the award at the event.

Addressing on the occasion, Puri said, "The cleanliness drive (Swachh Bharat Mission) that started 8 years ago as a govt initiative is a mass movement today. Swachhata Survekshan today is the largest sanitation survey in the world, in 2016 it was started as a pilot project in 73 citiesnow in 2022 more than 4,355 cities have taken part in it."The survey to study the progress of the cleanliness drive (Urban) was conducted based on certain cleanliness parameters.

Besides the cities, Uttarakhand's Haridwar was awarded the cleanest Ganga town in the category of 'more than 1 lakh population'.

Following is the list of the top 10 cleanest cities (with population of over 1 lakh) in the country:Rank City State/UT1. Indore Madhya Pradesh2. Surat Gujarat3. Navi Mumbai Maharashtra4. Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh5. Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh6. Bhopal Madhya Pradesh7. Tirupati Andhra Pradesh8. Mysore Karnataka9. New Delhi Delhi10. Ambikapur Chhattisgarh(ANI)

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