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Government Announces Cleanest Cities of India. Indore Tops The List

Published on 4 May, 2017 at 4:30 pm By

As a part of the Swachh Bharat initiative by the Modi government, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced the list of the top 50 clean cities of India today. Indore has been declared as the cleanest city of India, followed by Bhopal as the runner up.

Swachh Survekshan 2017 was a survey of cleanliness conducted in 434 cities of the country. Cleanliness of the cities was measured on the basis on 5 parameters – solid-waste management, waste collection, sanitation strategies, construction of toilets, and behavior change communication. The rankings were based on the data from feedback by people, municipal corporations and independent assessors.

Mysuru, the cleanest city of India as per last year’s survey has been knocked down to 5th position. Vishakhapatnam and Surat are on number 3 and 4 respectively.

 

Narendra Modi’s home state also did fairly well with 12 of its cities featuring in the top 50. As per the survey, the dirtiest of all the cities is Gonda of Uttar Pradesh.



Among other notable findings of the survey, surroundings of railway stations in 185 cities were found to be cleaner than earlier. 75 per cent of the people found public toilets better ventilated, well lit and supplied with water.

Overall, 82 per cent of the survey respondents reported cleaner surroundings and 82 per cent reported an improved sanitation and infrastructure than previous year.

Here are the top 10 cleanest cities as per the survey

  1. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  2. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  3. Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  4. Surat, Gujarat
  5. Mysuru, Karnataka
  6. Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
  7. New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi
  8. Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
  9. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  10. Vadodara, Gujarat


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