Bengaluru: Mysuru, known as the cultural capital of Karnataka, has emerged as the cleanest medium-sized city in the fifth edition of the Annual Cleanliness Survey 2020 by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
“Mysuru has been adjudged top city under the 3-10 lakh population category though it missed being among the top five cleanest cities across the country,” an official of the city civic corporation said.
Known for its palaces and heritage, Mysuru was declared the cleanest city in the first edition of the survey in 2016 and ranked among the top 10 clean cities in the subsequent surveys. Indore in Madhya Pradesh received the cleanest city tag for the fourth year in a row.
Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri declared the survey rankings in New Delhi Thursday and the virtual event (Swachh Mahotsav) was telecast live in the Amba Vilas Palace in the city
In the overall national level of above 40-lakh population, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP or the civic body) bagged the best sustainable megacity award.
In the south zone, under the 50,000-1 lakh population category, Hunsur in Mysuru district was adjudged the best city in the Citizen Feedback.
The annual survey assesses the performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India programme) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on October 2, 2014 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.