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The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022 at a function held in New Delhi today (October 1, 2022).

Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated residents, sanitary workers and local administration of the award winning cities. She noted that Indore city has secured the first position for the sixth time in a row. She said that other cities across the country can follow the model of people’s participation adopted by the residents of Indore city.

The President said that Swachh Survey is promoting healthy competition between states and cities for cleanliness. She noted that about nine crore people in more than 4000 cities have participated in this year’s survey. She appreciated the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for raising awareness about cleanliness among the citizens at a wider level.

The President said that continuous efforts of central and state governments and all citizens in the last eight years are behind the success of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. She said that our Safai Mitras have played the most important role in achieving this success. They worked continuously for maintaining cleanliness even during the COVID pandemic.

The President said that on October 1st last year, the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0’ was launched with the aim to make all cities garbage-free by 2026. She was happy to note that from October 2, 2022, a campaign is being launched in cities to make all citizens aware of segregating wet and dry waste at home for better waste management. She said that keeping our streets, villages, localities and cities clean is the responsibility of all citizens. She urged all, especially the youth, to participate in this campaign and increase awareness about cleanliness in the society.

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