Navi Mumbai beat Mumbai, Thane and even Pune to win as the cleanest city in Maharashtra while ranking 7th in the country during the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019. The central government’s cleanliness survey declared Navi Mumbai as ‘Cleanest City’ in Maharashtra. Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey. The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi. Swachh Survekshan 2019 that covered all urban local bodies in the country is the largest such cleanliness survey in the world. Addressing the audience the President said that a culture of cleanliness has set in cities and villages across India.
The President also said that there is a need to include cleanliness in the curriculum of schools and higher educational institutions. The cleanliness awards are given by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. In his address, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said that this is the largest survey in the world.
The Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Durga Shankar Mishra too addressed the audience and said that this is fastest digital campaign of this kind.
A team of NMMC led by NMMC Commissioner Dr Ramaswami N received the award at the hands of Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The entire credit of this award is being given to NMMC Commissioner Dr Ramaswamy N who single-handedly steered a movement of cleanliness in Navi Mumbai. From ward to ward and node to node, he kept a personal tab in ensuring that the city rose to the standards of cleanliness expected by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kudos to the Commissioner, his officials and cleaning workers across Navi Mumbai who brought this feat to the city. Bureau report – NMTV News.