Madhya Pradesh's Indore city has been declared as India's cleanest city for 5th time in a row under the Centre's Swachh Survekshan 2021 award. While Surat (Gujarat) and Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) grabbed the second and third positions respectively, as the Centre announced the results of its latest annual cleanliness award.Surat in Gujarat, which grabbed the second spot in the cleanest cities’ list last year, has retained its position this year as well. Meanwhile, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh has bagged the third position as the list. In 2020, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra was adjudged as the third cleanest city in India.As many as 342 cities were conferred with some star rating in this year's annual cleanliness survey, with a total of 4,320 cities taking part in it. The Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MOHUA) that conducted the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’ awards with the Quality Council of India (QCI) under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) said in a statement earlier that the sixth edition of the event has become the “world's largest urban cleanliness survey.