If the recent news about Delhi coming in as the world’s most air polluted capital has got you down, we’ve got some good news for you. In the Swachh Survekshan Awards that were given out today, NDMC, (New Delhi Municipal Council) area was awarded as cleanest small city in India.
Additionally, Delhi Cantt was also awarded as the cleanest cantonment in the country.
The areas that come under NDMC include Safdarjung’s Tomb, Mughal Gardens, Jantar Mantar, Lodhi Garden, Parliament House, Teen Murti Bhawan, India Gate, Dilli Haat and a few more central areas of the city. These areas are highly populated and to see it come in as the cleanest small city is nothing short of a major achievement.
The award owes itself to the hard work and efforts that were put in by the citizens of NDMC area. The residents and the NDMC authorities worked tirelessly to keep the area spick and span in order to win the cleanest small city award.
Some initiatives taken by citizens and the NDMC include increasing the number of garbage trucks in use, utilizing proper garbage disposal methods and even fining the wrong-doers and rule violators.
Speaking about the award, Arushi Srivastava, a resident of Chanakyapuri said “I am happy that the area that I grew up in has been given this award. It makes me proud to be a resident of NDMC.” Another resident of NDMC, Sahitya Sharma went on to say “This is truly a groundbreaking feat that the city has accomplished. With markets such as Dilli Haat and Connaught Place being so clean, it can improve the reputation of the place.”
Over the past couple of months, Delhi has continued to grow and the developments are boundless. What with all the metro developments and new flyovers, this award comes as a new leaf in the laurel wreath of Delhi.