Swacch Bharat Survey : Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh cleanest states; UP filthiest

May 05 2017
Swacch Bharat Survey : Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh cleanest states; UP filthiest

Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have emerged as the top two states with the most number of clean cities — 12 and 11, respectively — in India's top 50 clean cities, according to Swachh Survekshan 2017, an annual survey aimed at capturing the outcomes on ground of the ongoing efforts to make urban areas open defecation free and to improve door-to-door collection, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste.

Indorein Madhya Pradesh was ranked India's cleanest city among 434 cities andtowns, representing 60 percent of the country's urban population.

Thecities and towns were judged on their performance based on making habitations open defecation-free and solid waste management, citizen feedback and independent observations.

The other top-10 clean cities in orderwere Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Surat (Gujarat), Mysuru (Karnataka) — ranked the cleanest city last year — Tiruchirapally (Tamil Nadu), New Delhi Municipal Council (Delhi), Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra), Vadodara (Gujarat) and Chandigarh.

Twenty-fivetowns in Uttar Pradesh were ranked among the bottom 50 cities, followedby Rajasthan and Punjab with five each, Maharashtra with two, and one each from Haryana, Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

Tentowns that came at the bottom of the 434 surveyed are: Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Bhusawal (Maharashtra), Bagaha (Bihar), Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Katihar (Bihar), Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Muktsar (Punjab) and Khurja (UP).
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