With a population of above 135 crores, India is one of the most diverse countries. It is the second most populated country, the 7th largest country by area, and the world’s most populous democracy. But when it comes to cleanliness, it falls at the bottom of the list of cleanest countries in the world. So why not go through the cleanest cities in India?
Here Is A List Of The Top 15 Cleanest Cities In India:
1. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
This city is the cleanest in India due to its political and administrative will. The city managed to resolve about 90% of its solid waste. Indore managed to top the list of cleanest cities in India for four years consecutively, including the year 2020, as announced by the urban development ministry.
2. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Again, a city in Madhya Pradesh managed to take place in the list of cleanest cities in India. Bhopal ranked second for the last two years repeatedly. In partnership with the Smart City project, Bhopal has invested over 40 crores in garbage transfer stations. They also recycle waste, which is then used for road construction.
3. Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
The GVMC (Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation) is gaining an appreciable ranking in cleanliness in the Swachh Survekshan 2020. Vishakapatnam follows three cleaning services, with each one facing a rigorous 50 point inspection. It also includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, and general excellence.
4. Surat, Gujarat
Surat, the port city of Gujarat, is one of the cleanest cities in India. The movement to clean up Surat began after the plague struck it in 1994. SR Rao, who was the then municipal commissioner, started the systematic cleaning up of the city. He introduced numerous innovative steps to keep the city very clean, and they are yielding good results for Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) even today.
5. Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka
Mysuru topped the list of cleanest cities in India by Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for 2015 and 2016. But now its rank has lowered a bit. Mysore has tried to maintain this cleanliness since the old Mysuru. The only solace for Mysuru is that the city has been awarded the title of ‘Cleanest Medium City’ in the 3-10 lakhs population category.
6. Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), Tamil Nadu
The citizens of Trichy found it was the negligence of the corporation that did not take the cleanliness of their city very seriously in the year 2018 as it dropped its rank to 13 from 6. But now, it has retained its title as the cleanest city in Tamil Nadu.
7. New Delhi, Delhi
Once the dirtiest city in India, Delhi has managed to be amongst the cleanest cities in India. The segregation of waste right at the source is what made Delhi garbage-free. Further, the authorities attempted to solve the pollution issues by making their city plastic-free. It has been ranked high in the Swachh Survekshan.
Navi Mumbai gets a five star for cleanliness. And it is the only city in Maharashtra to get the elusive rating for it. The credit goes to all the citizens and the sanitation workers that made their city one of the cleanest cities in India.
9. Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
Shri Venkateshwara Temple receives around 65,000 pilgrims each day. On special occasions, this number rises to about five lakhs. The temple is recognized as one of the most iconic sites. To achieve this, the Tirupati Devasthanam has dedicated itself to ensure that this shrine stays spotless all year. The primary step in doing so is making sure that the roads leading to the temple stay clean and safe. So they hired over 4000 workers who work day and night to maintain its sanitation.
10. Vadodara, Gujarat
From ranking 232 to making it among the top 10 cleanest cities in India, Vadodara is committed to maintaining and improving its cleanliness. The improvement was only possible with prominent citizens, voluntary organizations, and opinion-makers to maintain cleanliness in the city.
11. Chandigarh, Chandigarh
‘The City Beautiful’ has taken a beating in Swachh Survekshan’s 2019 rankings, falling from the third position in 2018 to the 20th this year. Hiring a consultant hasn’t helped either. The fact that the city fared poorly in the certification aspect shows that the authorities need to put their heads together to firm up a strategy to phase out garbage dumps. But it is still on the go to make it beautiful again.
12. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
The city lost its ranking in a recent cleanliness survey, due to its bad performance in the nation wide-cleanliness survey. The city ranked 17th in the new cleanliness survey compared to its 12th rank as per the previous year. Under the new measure, the municipal is spreading awareness with the help of the transgender community.
13. Pune, Maharashtra
In 2017 it was ranked 13th on cleanliness, while in 2018, this city was ranked 10th at the Swachh Survekshan awards. But Molak (Civic Officer and Zonal Commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation) has promised the citizens to rank number one in the coming Swacch Survekshan.
14. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Sharing the joyous news from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Patel wrote, ‘In the category of cities with population more than 10 lakh, Ahmedabad ranks first as ‘Clean Big City.’ The award was part of the Swachh Survekshan 2019 ranking, in which Ahmedabad received the sixth position across the country.
15. Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh
Ambikapur is Chhattisgarh’s cleanest city, according to the Swachh Survekshan. The city has managed to segregate and recycle 90% of its waste. The city has no open dumping yards. The best thing about Ambikapur’s transformation is how it managed to get all stakeholders involved in its seamless waste management chain—right from the residents to the ragpickers; everyone had their part to play in the process.
There is more to the list. But making your city one of the top 15 cleanest cities in India or maintaining your city’s position in the top 15 is very important. So make sure to pitch in for your city’s cleanliness, and let us make India CLEAN INDIA.