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Top 10 cleanest cities of India according to Swachh Survekshan 2017

Top 10 cleanest cities of India according to Swachh Survekshan 2017
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Today, Venkaiah Naidu the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation announced the results of Swachh Survekshan 2017 survey in which Indore topped a list of the 10 cleanest cities in the country. He noted that the overall result was very satisfactory and most cities have only shown improvement in since 2014 when the Swachh Bharat mission was first launched. This was the second edition of the survey conducted since the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neat and clean India project as “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan”.

Ministry of Urban Development started the “Swachh Survekshan” survey in order to foster a healthy competition between cities for improving cleanliness standards. This “Swachh Survekshan 2017” conducted a survey to rank 500 cities of India. The performance evaluation of the Swachh Survekshan is conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body established by Government of India in 1997 for Quality assurance in all spheres of activities including Governance.

Venkaiah Naidu announced Bhopal is the second cleanest city in India, while Vishakhapatnam is at the third position. The fourth position was held by Gujarat’s Surat while Mysore, which was first in the previous list of clean cities, was pushed down to the fifth place. Tiruchirapalli was placed at sixth followed by the New Delhi Municipal Council area at seven, Navi Mumbai at eight, Tirupati at nine and Vadodara at 10. Madhya Pradesh had its moment of pride as Indore and Bhopal featured on the top two places of India’s cleanest cities. Venkaiah Naidu said Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have shown very promising results with accounting for 50 of the cleanest cities on the list. Andhra Pradesh had eight of the cities that scored well on the survey.

He further added that the combined efforts of each and every citizen involved in the Swachh Bharat mission have given it the shape of a ‘mahayagya’ that making the country clean by 2019 and he said it’s not only pertained to the personal vision of the prime minister, it strives to create a developed India. Gujarat had the most, 12 clean cities, closely trailed by Madhya Pradesh with 11 cities. The list of Swachch Survekshan 2017 is based on a massive survey which rating the cleanliness efforts put in by the municipalities in 434 Indian cities. In this ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ survey, Gonda city ranked as the dirtiest city and Bhusawal in Maharashtra stands second-last in the ranking.

Ministry of Urban Development started the “Swachh Survekshan” survey in order to foster a healthy competition between cities for improving cleanliness standards.

Top Ten cities of Swachh Survekshan survey

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

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Pallavi Parmar

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