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Results of Swachh Survekshan-2018 to be out by May: Official

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

The results of the Swachh Survekshan-2018, a government survey to rank 4,203 cities nationwide on the basis of cleanliness, would be announced in the second fortnight of May, a said today.

In Swachh Survekshan-2017, in was declared the country's cleanest city.

"The results of Swachh Survekshan-2018 will be announced in the second fortnight of This time 4,203 cities have been covered as part of this survey," Durgashankar Mishra, Secretary, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, told reporters here.

Mishra expressed confidence that by October 2, 2018, would be open defecation free (ODF). He informed that at present, 15 states and 2,500 cities had been declared ODF.

In reply to a question, he informed that door-to-door collection of garbage covered 76 per cent of urban households.

In these areas, 39 per cent waste was being segregated while 29 per cent of solid waste was being managed and disposed off scientifically.

He said that more efforts were needed in the field of scientific disposal of garbage.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:50 IST