Here are the best performing and cleanest districts in Assam

Here are the best performing and cleanest districts in Assam

GUWAHATI | AUG 20, 2020:

The fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020 has awarded Assam many titles including the winner of the "Fastest Mover State" in an overall category of Best Performing States.

This was announced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri on August 20.

In the Northeast zone under the category of 50,000 to 1 lakh population category, Tezpur won the best city via the feedback of citizens.

Jorhat won the cleanest city in the Northeast zone and Diphu clinched the title of 'Fastest Mover'. Sivasagar won the best city in 'Innovation and Best practices' criteria while Karimganj clinched the best 'Self Sustainable City'.

Under the 25,000 to 50,000 population category, Hailakandi won the best city in 'Innovation & Best practices,' while Silapathar clinched the 'Fastest Mover City.'

Assam was able to get another spot in the below 25,000 population category where Lakhimpur clinched the 'Fastest Mover City.'

Additionally, Silchar secured an all India rank of 340 in the cleanest city category while emerging as the cleanest city in Assam. This is followed by Dibrugarh with an overall ranking of 353, Guwahati at 356, and Nagaon at 358.

The Swachh Survekshan was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2016 and conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair.

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