Hubballi-Dharwad has made a huge jump by whopping 183 places, to become the 25th Cleanest city in India in the Swacch Survekshan Survey-2021 conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs.
Hubballi-Dharwad secured 25th place by competing with 372 cities with 1 to 10 Lakh population. Hubballi-Dharwad was at 208th rank in 2020, while it was at 235th rank in 2019.
Mysuru bagged the Cleanest city in Karnataka by securing 7th place at the national level (in 1-10Lakh population category). Tumkur is the only other city in Karnataka to feature in the top 100 by securing 50th place alongside with Hubballi-Dharwad at 25th place.
Performance of other cities in Karnataka (1-10Lakh category)
- Davanagere – 118th rank
- Belagavi – 172nd rank
- Kalaburgi – 182nd rank
- Udupi – 187th rank
- Mangaluru – 227th rank
Hubballi-Dharwad has also secured an award ‘Fastest Mover, Medium city’ in the 3-10Lakh population category, while Mysuru secured ‘Best self-sustainable Medium city’.
President Shri Ramnath Kovind felicitated the awardees of the Cleanest cities of India at the ‘Swacch Amrit Mahotsav’ hosted as part of Swacch Bharat Mission at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
The award ceremony, organized to recognize the good work done towards Swacchta by towns, cities, states, and union territories under various initiatives of the Swacch Bharat mission.
Karnataka and Mizoram became the ‘Fastest Mover States’ in the big (more than 100 ULBs) and small (less than 100 ULBs) state category respectively.
For the fifth consecutive year, Indore was awarded the title of India’s Cleanest City under Swachh Survekshan. Surat and Vijayawada bagged the second and third spots respectively in the ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category.
Speaking at the event, the President said that this year’s Swachh Survekshan Awards have special significance because we are celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The President said that effective management of solid waste is essential to keep the cities clean.
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and Shri Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs also felicitated the Awardee Cities and States, in the presence of dignitaries.