Guwahati Ranked Second Cleanest Capital City In Northeast
GUWAHATI: Guwahati has been listed as the second cleanest capital in the northeastern region according to the Swachh Surveksan 2019 results.
The city was ranked in 303rd position out of the 425 cleanest cities in the nation. Gangtok topped the charts as the cleanest capital city in the northeast and secured the rank of 275 among the cleanest in the nation.
Silchar and Dibrugarh have been ranked 1st and 2nd among the dirtiest cities in the northeastern region according to survey. Silchar got an all India rank of 423 out of the 425 dirtiest cities in the country and Dibrugarh is listed in the 415th position.
Indore topped the charts being the cleanest city in the country followed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka.
Swachh Surveksan is an annual survey of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene among the towns and cities of the country. It was launched under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which aims to clean the streets, towns, urban and rural areas of the nation.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared India as open defecation free during the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.