Chandigarh Ranks 11th Cleanest City of India | Swatch Sarvekshan Survey 2017

Jay Jacobs
May 5, 2017

Bhusawal in Maharashtra has been ranked as the second dirtiest city, while Bihar's Bagaha stands third and Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi fourth.

Right at the bottom of the table is Uttar Pradesh which accounted for half of the bottom 50 cities in the cleanliness ranking.

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has announced the list of the top ten cleanest cities under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Last year's victor Mysuru dropped to fifth spot this year and Gujarat's Surat was declared No. 4.

Naidu said UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab and Kerala needed to substantially step up efforts to improve sanitation standards in urban areas. "We are determined to make India clean", the minister said. In the previous year, Mysuru (Karnataka) topped the list of cleanest cities of India. Gujarat did so in respect of all cities except Rajkot.

Udaipur was ranked a lowly 310 according to the "Swachh Survekshan-2017" announced today by the Government.

"Gujarat and Chhattisgarh are two other success stories, with most cities improving cleanliness rankings". The only other south Indian city occupying a top 10 spot is Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati.

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The Swacch Survekshan survey scores the Swachh Bharat or Clean India Mission in 434 cities across the country.

Indore bagged the award for the cleanest city.

For Bhubaneswar, the silver lining is getting the Fastest Moving City in East Zone under the category of population of 10 lakh, just like a year ago.

Earlier in 2016, Chandigarh was ranked at the 2nd place as the cleanest cities of India.

Swachh Survekshan was conducted by the Quality Council of India. It said that in Uttar Pradesh, 50 of 62 cities and towns surveyed are ranked 305 and below, while 41 are among the bottom 100 cities.

The survey entailed giving 45 per cent of total 2,000 marks for solid waste management and open defecation-free status.

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