Jairampur Shines as Arunachal Pradesh’s Cleanest City, Aalo Follows Close Behind

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According to the latest Swachh Survekshan results, Jairampur in the Changlang district was announced as the cleanest city in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. Following Jairampur, Aalo in the West Siang district secured the second position in the state-level recognition category for the cleanest city in the state.

The cleanest city awards were presented to Jairampur and Aalo during the Swachh Survekshan 2023 ceremony at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. The event was attended by President Draupadi Murmu and Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who highlighted the notable achievements of these cities in sanitation and cleanliness.

Swachh Survekshan 2023, initiated by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), began its field assessment in July 2023. With over 3,000 assessors evaluating the performance of more than 4,500 cities across 46 critical indicators, the survey aimed to promote efficient waste processing and scientific waste management under the theme of “Waste to Wealth.”

Making the announcement on X, CM Pema Khandu wrote, “Congratulations to Jairampur in Changlang dist and Aalo in West Siang dist on being awarded the cleanest cities in Arunachal Pradesh in the Swachh Survekshan 2023 award ceremony held at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi. Your commitment to cleanliness sets a great example for all.”


The primary goal of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage extensive citizen participation and raise awareness across all sections of society about the importance of collective efforts in improving living conditions in towns and cities. The annual survey aims to demonstrate that every city in India can achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and promote sustainable practices among citizens and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

The emphasis of this year’s survey was on ensuring that smaller and medium-sized cities could benefit from the initiative, making Swachh Survekshan an effective tool for sanitation improvement, according to Hano Takka, the director of Urban Local Bodies.

The survey’s indicators included parameters like segregated door-to-door waste collection, organizing zero-waste events, providing Divyang-friendly toilets, enhancing plastic waste management, and cleaning backlanes. These criteria collectively contribute to creating cleaner and more sustainable urban environments.

Swachh Survekshan, since its inception in 2016, has become the world’s largest urban sanitation and cleanliness survey, fostering healthy competition among towns and cities to improve service delivery and work towards cleaner and more vibrant urban spaces.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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