Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced the Cleanest Cities with the Country and the quickest moving cities on sanitation ladder under Swachh Sarvekshan-2017.
Indore is actually adjudged as being the cleanest city in India while Gonda in Uttar Pradesh is actually ranked as being the dirtiest city among surveyed. In one payemnt, 434 cities and towns with a population of merely one lakh and above were surveyed. Not too long ago survey had surveyed only 73 cities with a population of 10 lakh and above.
Cities and towns in West Bengal couldn't take part in the survey as being the Mamata Banerjee government did not participate in the Swachh Survekshan.
The factors for selecting the cities for ranking for the year of 2010 included 45% marks for cities becoming open defecation-free; solid waste management like sweeping, collection, transportation and processing of garbage; education and capacity building. 25% marks got for field inspection and another 30% marks got for citizen feedback. In one payemnt, feedback from at a minimum 18 lakh citizens down the surveyed cities around the sanitation were received.
The top highly ranked cities are: Indore (1st), Bhopal (2nd), Visakhapatnam (3rd), Surat (4th), Mysuru (5th), Tiruchirapally of Tamil Nadu (6th), New Delhi Municipal Council (7th), Navi Mumbai (8th), Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh (9th), Vadodara (10th).
Overall, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh have emerged as being the best performing states in Swachh Survekshan, 2017. States like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have performed well in sanitation rankings
Down to the survey, four among the dirtiest cities are from UP, two each from Bihar and Punjab the other each from Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. Overall, UP and Bihar continues to be the biggest concerns. In UP, 50 in the 62 cities/towns surveyed have been ranked beyond 305. In Bihar, 19 of 27 cities/towns surveyed have been ranked beyond 300.
The worst performing cities are: Gonda of Uttar Pradesh (434th), Bhusawal of Maharashtra (433rd), Bagaha of Bihar (432nd), Hardoi of Uttar Pradesh (431st), Katihar of Bihar (430th), Bahraich of Uttar Pradesh (429th), Muktsar of Punjab (428th), Abohar of Punjab (427th), Shahjahanpur of Uttar Pradesh (426th), Khurja of Uttar Pradesh (425th).