New Delhi: Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh are top two India's cleanest cities while Gonda in Uttar Pradesh is the dirtiest, according to the 'Swachh Survekshan-2017', announced by the government on Thursday.
The survey results announced by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said while Indore is the cleanest city in India, Bhopal gets the second position in the cleanliness ranking of 434 cities.
The 'Swachh Survekshan-2017' ranked Gonda as the dirtiest city and Bhusawal in Maharashtra stands second-last in the ranking.
Gujarat has the maximum of 12 cities among the top 50 clean cities, closely followed by Madhya Pradesh with 11 and Andhra Pradesh with eight.
Uttar Pradesh accounted for half of the bottom 50 cities in the cleanliness ranking.
Cities from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jharkhand did well, while those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar fared poorly in the ratings.
Announcing the results, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “Gujarat and Chhattisgarh has the most cities improving in the cleanliness rankings.”
Urban Development Ministry had launched the Swachh Survekshan 2017 on January 4. The initial deadline for citizens to submit their submissions was February 13, which was extended to February 28.
The survey ranks 434 cities across the country on cleanliness and other aspects of urban sanitation. Feedback from citizens account for 30% of the scoring with other data being provided by the municipal corporations.
Around 37 lakh citizens submitted their responses. The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of India.
Last year’s survey ranked 73 cities across the country in which 1 lakh citizens had given their feedback.
The top 10 cities are: Indore, Bhopal, Vizag, Surat, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Tirupati and Vadodara