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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Among 400 odd cities, Bhubaneswar ranked 94th  in the list of clean cities in the Swachh Survekshan-2017, the results of which were announced and awarded by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi on Thursday.

Nine cities and towns of Odisha were included under the Swachh Sarvekshan that evaluated 434 cities in the country in the second edition of the survey.

Indore and Bhopal were judged the cleanest cities in India as per the Swachh ratings released today.

Rourkela was placed at the 168th place followed by Berhampur at 187, Puri at 194, Cuttack at 204, Baripada at 261, Sambalpur at 322 and Bhadrak at 349th position.

The second edition of the survey reviewed more than 500 cities and towns with populations of more than 100,000. 421 assessors of Quality Council of India have physically inspected 17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns.

The survey was conducted during January-February this year and 421 assessors were engaged for on the site inspection of cleanliness in 434 cities and towns. 55 teams were also picked for real time monitoring of progress of survey and field inspections.

As per official records, cities from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh did well while cities in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh fared poorly in the ratings.

12 cities from Gujarat figure among top 50 clean cities, followed by Madhya Pradesh with 11 and Andhra Pradesh with eight.

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