According to Business Today, the central government's cleanliness survey declared Indore as India's 'Cleanest City'.
They have been awarded the title for the third year in a row. The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur and Mysore.
The Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi.
In an interview with The Times of India, President Kovind said,
Mahatma Gandhi had played a pivotal role in spearheading the movement of cleanliness. I hope people will take inspiration from the just concluded Kumbh Mela and the level of cleanliness in it.
While the New Delhi Municipal Council area was adjudged as the 'Cleanest Small City', Uttarakhand's Gauchar bagged the 'Best Ganga Town' award.
In addition, Raipur won the Fastest Moving Big City and Mathura-Vrindavan won the tag of Fastest Moving Medium Cities.
The top-ranked cities received a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as a memento for their work towards cleanliness.
Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world.