Indore emerges as the Cleanest City of India, Odisha capital Bhubaneswar ranks 94

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The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Swachh Survekshan – 2017 awards, at a function, in New Delhi on May 04, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Shri Rajiv Gauba is also seen.

 

New Delhi: Odisha capital Bhubaneswar ranks 94, Rourkeal 168, Berhampur187, Balasore190, Puri194, Cuttack204, Baripada 261, Samblpur 322, Bhadrak 349 position in Swachh Survekshan 2017 ranks.

Indore has emerged as the India’s Cleanest City in the Swachh Survekshan-2017 conducted in 434 cities and towns, the results of which were announced here today by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venakaiah Naidu.

Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Chandigarh are among the Top 10 clean cities in that order.

10 towns that came at the bottom of the 434 surveyed are; Gonda (UP) ranked 434 followed by Bhusawal (Maharashtra), Bagaha (Bihar)- 433, Hardoi (UP)-432, Katihar (Bihar)-431, Bahraich (UP)-429, Muktsar (Punjab)-427, Muktsar (Punjab)-426 and Khurja (UP)-425.

Announcing the Survey Results, Shri Naidu described Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh followed by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as the Movers and Shakers for having significantly improved their rankings from that of the Survey conducted in 2014 before the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October, 2014. Swachh Survekshan conducted in 2016 covered 73 cities with over million population each besides capital cities.

The Minister further informed that in Swachh Surekshan-2017, all the cities surveyed in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have substantially improved their rankings over that of 2016 and 2014. Gujarat did so in respect of all cities excepting Rajkot and similar being the case in respect of Chattisgarh except Bilaspur. In Telangana, only two cities have dropped in rankings this year while it happened in respect of four cities in Andhra Pradesh.

Shri Naidu stated that a total of 14 States were represented in the Top 50 clean cities with Gujarat accounting for 12, followed Madhya Pradesh-11, Andhra Pradesh-8 and one each from Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh.

25 towns from Uttar Pradesh are ranked among the bottom 50 cities with followed by Rajasthan and Punjab with five each, two in Maharashtra and one each from Haryana, Karnataka and Lashadweep.

Varanasi has however, improved its rank from 418 in 2014 to 32 this year to become the Fastest Big City Mover in the North Zone.

The Minister said that UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab and Kerala need to substantially step up efforts to improve sanitation standards in urban areas.

Faridabad in Haryana has improved its rank from 379 in 2014 to 88 this year and has been awarded for being the ‘Fastest Mover’ among cities with a population of above one million each.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu stressed that this year’s survey results are “Citizens’ Verdict” on cleanliness in urban areas of the country with 37 lakh citizens’ enthusiastically providing feedback on cleanliness in 434 cities and towns accounting for about 60% of the total urban population in the country. He stated that such survey will be commissioned in all the 4,041 statutory towns and cities.

Shri Naidu further referred to India improving its position by 12 places in the global Travel and Tourism Competitive Index and feedback from media persons as further confirmation of improving sanitation in urban areas.

Referring to Mysuru in Karnataka which topped the ranks in 2016 and 2014 and ranked five in this year’s survey, Shri Naidu asserted that in no way it meant that cleanliness has declined in the city or the city government scaled down its efforts. He explained that Mysuru scored over 87% out of the total score of 2,000 in both 2017 and 2016 indicating that sanitation level has not come down this year while other cities have scored over Mysuru. “This spirit of competition is sought to be promoted through such surveys to help cities know where they stand in absolute terms and in relation to other cities as well” said the Minister.

38 cities were awarded including the Top five clean cities at the national level, cleanest cities and fastest movers in different zones in 5-10 lakh and 2-5 lakh population categories.

Swachh Survekshan-2017 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. Of the total score of 2,000, 900 marks were assigned for performance in respect of ODF and solid waste management, 600 marks for Citizen Feedbak and 500 marks for Independent Observation.

Quality Council of India that conducted the survey during January-February this year deployed 421 assessors for on the site inspection of cleanliness in 434 cities and towns and another 55 for real time monitoring of progress of survey and field inspections. Field inspectors used geo-tagged devices for collecting evidence in real time of their inspection at 17,500 locations.
Swachh Survekshan – 2017: Sanitation Rankings of Cities/Towns State/UT-wise

S.No State/UT and no.of cities surveyed Cities/Towns with rankings
1 A and N Islands (1) Port Blair-221
2 Andhra Pradesh (32) Visakhapatnam-3, Tirupati-9, Vijayawada-19, Tadipatri-31, Narasaraopeta-40, Kakninada-43, Tenali-44, Rajahmundry-46, Ongole-70, Chittore-71, Nandyal-80, Machilipatnam-83,Eluru-86, Bhimavaram-87, Guntakal-93, Tadepallegudem-97, Chilakaluripeta-107, Guntur-118, Srikakulam-119, Vizianagaram-126, Proddatur-133, Dharmavaram-149, Kadapa-154, Gudivada-156, Kavali-159, Hindupur-160, Nellore-165, Kurnool-176, Anantapuram-213, Srikalahasti-214, Adoni-224, Madanapalle-281
3 Arunachal Pradesh (1) Itanagar-216
4 Assam (4) Guwahaty-134, Nagaon-161, Silchar-280, Dibrugarh-297
5 Bihar (27) Biharsharif-147, Kishanganj-257, Patna-262, Bettiah-270, Hajipur-272, Bhagalpur-275, Sasaram-278, Bodh Gaya-293, Muzaffarpur-304, Jehanabad-307, Buxar-327, Dehri-334, Purnea-342, Motihari-348, Darbhanga-356, Aurangabad-357, Gaya-362, Siwan-376, Arrah-390, Danapur-391, Saharsa-396, Begusarai-404, Jamalpur-414, Munger-415, Chapra-422, Katihar-430, Bagaha-432
6 Chandigarh (1) Chandigarh-11
7 Chattisgarh(8) Ambikapur-15, Bhilai Nagar-54, Durg-85, Raigarh-104, Raipur-129, Rajnandgaon-164, Bilaspur-179, Jagdalpur-232
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli (1) Silvassa-264
9 Daman & Diu (2) Diu-340, Daman-350
10 NCT of Delhi (5) NDMC-7, Delhi Cantonment-172, East MCD-196, South MCD-202, North MCD-279
11 Gujarat (31) Surat-4, Vadodara-10, Ahmedabad-14, Rajkot-18, Gandhinagar-20, Navsari-25, Vapi-26, Bhavnagar-33, Kalol-34, Jamnagar-35, Jetpur Navagadh-39, Godhra-49, Junagadh-52, Bharuch-60, Dwaraka-66, Gandhidham-67, Nadiad-69, Botad-79, Palanpur-95, Morbi-96, Bhuj-98, Mehsana-99, Veraval-101, Anand-103, Patan-111, Deesa-120, Amreli-123, Valsad-142, Surendranagar Dudhrej-150, Gondal-153, Porbandar-184
12 Goa (1) Panaji-90
13 Haryana (18) Karnal-65, Faridabad-88, Gurugram-112, Panchkula-211, Sonepat-243, Thanesar-253, Jind-265, Sirsa-274, Kaithal-282, Hissar-291, Rohtak-295, Rewari-303, Ambala Sadar-308, Panipat-335, Bhiwani-345, Yamunanagar-346, Bahadurgarh-353, Palwal-397
14 Himachal Pradesh (2) Shimla-47, Kullu-259
15 Jammu & Kashmir (4) Leh-100, Anantnag-197, Srinagar-241,  Jammu-251
16 Jharkhand (9) Chas-41, Jamshedpur-64, Giridh-81, Hazaribagh-91, Deogarh-102, Dhanbad-109, Ranchi-117, Mango-131, Adityapur-144
17 Karnataka (27) Mysuru-5, Mangaluru-63, Udupi-143, Shivmoggar-147, Mandya-148, Tumkuru-152, Gadag Betagiri-167, Hubbali-Dharwad-199, Bagalkot-203, Bengaluru-210,  Bhadravati-217, Ranebennur-220, Chikmagalur-225, Hasan-227, Belgavi-248, Bellary-283, Davanagere-288, Kalaburgai-294, Vijayapura-312, Bidar-315, Hospet-317, Raichur-328, Chitradurga-337, Robertsonpet-347, Kolar-373, Gangavati-381, Badami-388
18 Kerala (9) Kozhikode (Calicut)-254, Kochi (Cochin)-271, Palakkad-286, Guruvayoor-306, Thrissur-324, Kollam-365, Kannur-366, Thiruvananthapuram-372, Alappuza -380
19 Lakshadweep (1) Kavaratti-416
20 Madhya Pradesh (35) Indore-1, Bhopal-2, Ujjain-12, Khargone-17, Jabalpur-21, Sagar-23, Katni-24, Gwalior-27, Omkareshwar-36, Rewa-38, Ratlam-48, Singrauli-51, Chindwara-53, Sehore-55, Dewas-58, Hoshangabad-59, Pithampur-61, Khandwa-73, Mandsaur-74, Satna-75, Korba-77, Betul-78, Chattarpur-92, Nagda-114, Bhind-128, Neemuch-136, Burhanpur-138, Seoni-163, Vidisha-173, Morena-205, Shivpuru-228, Damoh-242, Dabra-260, Guna-266, Datia-289
2 Maharashtra (44) Navi Mumbai-8, Pune-13, Greater Mumbai-29, Shirdi-56, Pimpri Chindwad-72, Chandrapur-76, Ambarnath-89, Solapur-115, Thane-116, Dhule-124, Mira Bhayander-130, Nagpur-137, Vasai Virar-139, Ichalkaranj-141, Nashik-151, Satara-157, Kulgaon Badlapur-158, Jalgaon-162, Panvel-170, Kolhapur-177, Nandurbar-181, Ahmadnagar-183, Nanded Waghala-192, Ulhasnagar-207, Osmanabad-219, Parbhani-229, Yavatmal-230, Amaravati-231, Kalyan-Dombivili-234, Sangli Miraj Kupwad-237, Malegaon-239, Udgir-240, Barshi-287, Akola-296, Aurangabad-299, Beed-302, Achalpur-311, Wardha-313, Latur-318, Gondia-343, Hinganghat-355, Jalna-368, Bhiwandi Nizampur-392, Bhushawal-433
22 Manipur (1) Imphal-122
23 Meghalaya (1) Shillong-276
24 Mizoram (1) Aizawl-105
25 Nagaland (2) Kohima-208, Dimapur-277
26 Odisha (9) Bhubaneswar-94, Rourkela-168, Berhampur-187, Balasore-190, Puri-194, Cuttack-204, Baripada-261, Sambalpur-322, Bhadrak-349
27 Puducherry (2) Puducherry city-189, Ozukarai-206
28 Punjab (16) SAS Nagar-121, Bhatinda-132, Ludhiana-140, Pathankot-188, Firozepur-222, Jalandhar-233, Amritsar-258, Barnala-284, Hoshiarpur-323, Malerkotal-363, Moga-369, Khanna-400, Patiala-411, Batala-418, Abohar-427, Muktsar-428
29 Rajasthan (29) Bundi-171, Sikar-180, Pali-186, Jodhpur-209, Bhilwara-212, Jaipur-215, Ajmer-226, Gangapur City-255, Beawar-285, Jhunjhuni-292, Sujangarh-300, Chittorgarh-301, Udaipur-310, Bikaner-319, Tonk-329, Hanumangarh-332, Kota-341, Baran-354, Sawai Madhopur-358, Ganganagar-359, Alwar-364, Hindaun-367, Bhaaratpur-371, Nagaur-384, Dhaulpur-387, Jhalawar-402, Bhiwadi-403, Churu-405, Kishangarh-419
30 Sikkim (1) Gangtok-50
31 Tamil  Nadu (28) Tiruchirapally-6, Coikbattore-16, Kumbakonam-37, Erode-42, Madurai-57, Tambaram-62, Tiruppur-68, Hosur-82, Vellankini-84, Dindigul-106, Vellore-108, Karaikkudi-110, Puthukottai-113, Rajapalayam-125, Kanchipuram-127, Salem-135, Pallavarm-155, Avadi-169, Nagercoil-174, Nagapattinam-185, Thirunelveli-193, Thanjavur-198, Thuthukkudi-223, Greater Chennai-235, Thiruvannamalai-238, Cudalore-250, Ambur-267, Rameswaram-268
32 Telangana (12) Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation-22, Warangal-28, Suryapet-30, Siddipeta-45, Nizamabad-178, Miryalaguda-182, Ramagundam-191, Adilabad-195, Nalgonda-200, Karimnagar-201, Khammam-236, Mahboobnagar-249
33 Tripura (1) Agartala-290
34 Uttarakhand (6) Rourkee-218, Haridwar-244, Kashipur-256, Dehradun-316, Nainital-330, Haldwani-Kotgodam-395
35 Uttar Pradesh (62) Varanasi-32, Aligarh-145, Jhansi-166, Kanpur-175, Sahranpur-245, Jaunpur-246, Allahabad-247, Ayodhya-252, Agra-263, Lucknow-269, Orai-273, Bareilly-298, Chandausi-305, Sultanpur-309, Gorakhpur-314, Lalitpur-320, Moradabad-321, Rudrapur-325, Shamli-326, Loni-331, Akbarpur-333, Etawah-336, Deoria-338, Meerut-339, Muzaffarnagar-344, Ghaziabad-351, Mathura-352, Modinagar-360, Ballia-361, Maunath Bhanjan-370, Pilibhit-374, Firozabad-375, Farukhabad-377,Sambhal-378, Mainpuri-379, Mughalsarai-382, Faizabad-383, Banda-385, Basti-386, Mirzaput-389, Amroha-393, Raibareily-394, Azamgarh-398, Rampur-399, Sikohabad-401, Etah-406, Sitapur-407, Hathras-408, Kasganj-409, Lakhimpur-410, Fatehpur-412, Ghazipur-413, Unnao-417, Badaun-420, Baraut-421, Bulandshahr-423, Hapur-424, Khurja-425, Shahjahanpur-426, Bahraich-429, Hardoi-431 and Gonda-434.

 

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May 4, 2017

 

 

 

Results and conclusions of Swachh Suvekshan-2017:

-Top 10 clean cities of India in 2017 are : Indore -1, Bhopa-2, Visakhapatnam-3, Surat-4, Mysuru-5, Tiruchirapally-6, New Delhi Municipal Council-7, Navi Mumbai-8, Tirupati-9 and Vadodara-10

Performance of these top 10 clean cities of India in sanitation surveys of 2016 and 2014:

S.No City Rank in 2017

(434 AMRUT

Cities/Towns surveyed)

Rank in 2016

(73 Million plus population cities and Capitals

Surveyed)

Rank in 2014

(476 cities/towns

Surveyed)

1 Indore 1 25 149
2 Bhopal 2 21 105
3 Visakhapatnam 3 5 205
4 Surat 4 6 63
5 Mysuru 5 1 1
6 Tiruchirapally 6 3 2
7 NDMC 7 4 15
8 Navi Mumbai 8 12 3
9 Tirupati 9 Not surveyed 137
10 Vadodara 10 13 214

 

-From the above, it reveals that 6 of the top 10 clean cities of 2017 viz.,  Indore, Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Tirupati and Vadodara have improved their sanitation rankings in 2017 over the 2016 and 2014 rankings.

-Bottom 10 clean cities/towns  of India in 2017 are: Gonda (UP)-434, Bhusawal (Maharashtra)-433, Bagaha (Bihar)-432, Hardoi (Uttarakhand)-431, Katihar (Bihar)-430, Bahraich (UP)-429, Muktsar (Punjab)-428, Abohar (Punjab)-427, Shahjahanpur (UP)- 426 and Khurja (UP)-425.

Four of the bottom 10 clean cities are from UP, two each from Bihar and Punjab and one each from Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.

These bottom 10 cities were not surveyed in 2016.

Comparison of rankings of bottom 10 cities of 2017 with that of 2014:

S.No City/Town 2017 ranking 2014 ranking
1 Gonda (UP) 434 151
2 Bhusawal (Maharashtra) 432 267
3 Bagaha (Bihar) 431 453
4 Hardoi (Uttarakhand) 430 235
5 Katihar (Bihar) 429 385
6 Bahraich (UP) 428 449
7 Muktsar (Punjab) 427 384
8 Abohar (Punjab) 426 420
9 Shahjahanpur (UP) 425 425
10 Khurja (UP) 424 366

 

While Bagaha and Bahraich have improved their rankings from 2014, Shajahanpur remained stay put while the other 7 have slipped from 2014.

Composition of top and bottom 50 rankings:

-Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh account for 31 of the top 50 clean cities with 12 in Gujarat, 11 in MP and 8 in AP. Telangana and Tamil Nadu account for 4 cities each in top 50, followed by Maharashtra with 3.

Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Delhi, HP, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Sikkim and UP account for one city each in top 50 clean cities of the country.

While 14 States/UTs find a place among the top 50 clean cities, competition is not so much for a place in bottom 50, with UP alone accounting for 25 of the bottom 50 towns.

Rajasthan and Punjab have 5 towns each in the bottom 50, followed by Maharashtra-2 and one each from Haryana, Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

Out of the 62 cities and towns surveyed in UP in 2017, 41 of them figure among the bottom 100 cities/towns.

Surprises of 2017 Sanitation Survey:

Jharkhand and Chattisgarh have emerged as the major success stories  in Swachh Survekshan -2017.

While all the 9 cities/towns of Jharkhand surveyed in 2017 have substantially improved their rankings over that of 2016 and 2014, 7 of 8 in Chattisgarh have achieved this feat.

Comparison of swachh rankings of cities/towns in Jharkhand:

City/Town 2017 Ranking

among 434 cities/towns

2017 Ranking

among 72 million plus

population cities/towns

2016 Rankings of

73 million plus

Cities/capitals

Surveyed

2014 Rankings of

476 cities/towns

Chas 41 Not applicable Not applicable 371
Jamshedpur 64 26 66 109
Giridh 81 NA Not applicable 298
Hazaribagh 91 NA Not applicable 325
Deogarh 102 NA Not applicable Not surveyed
Dhanbad 109 33 72 343
Ranchi 117 36 62 223
Mango 131 NA Not applicable 284
Adityapur 144 NA Not surveyed 404

 

Comparison of swachh rankings of cities/towns in Chattisgarh:

City/Town 2017 Ranking 2017 ranking among 72 million plus cities 2016 Ranking among 73 million plus cities surveyed 2014 Ranking among 476 cities/towns surveyed
Ambikapur 15 Not applicable Not applicable 464
Bhilainagar 54   “ 379
Durg 85 28 46 170
Raigarh 104  Not applicable Not applicable 294
Raipur 129 38 68 293
Rajnandgaon 164 Not applicable Not applicable 399
Bilaspur 179  “ 95
Jagdalpur 232 394

 

So, while Gujarat, MP, Andhra Pradesh continued their good work scoring well  in Sanitation Rankings of 2017, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh emerge as the major success stories given sanitation levels in 2016 and 2014 with substantial improvement.

How did Delhi fare over the years?

Urban Local Body 2017 Ranking among

434 cities/towns

2017 Ranking among 72 million plus cities 2016 Rankings of 73 million plus population cities surveyed 2014 Rankings of 476 cities/towns surveyed
NDMC 7 7 4 15
Delhi Cant 172 Not applicable Not applicable 14
East MCD 196 45 52 397
South MCD 202 47 39 397
North MCD 279 65 53 397

 

-NDMC and the three Municipal Corporations of East, South and North have significantly improved over 2014 Sanitation Rankings, Delhi Cantonment have reported substantial decline.

While East and South MCDs have improved over 2016 rankings, NDMC has slipped marginally.

Matters of concern:

UP: 50 of the 62 cities/towns surveyed in 2017 are ranked 305 and below among the 434 cities/towns surveyed. 41 cities and towns are among the bottom 100 cities. Varanasi is the only saving grace with a rank of 32.

Bihar: 19 of 27 cities and towns surveyed in 2017 are ranked beyond 300 with best rank in the State being 147 for Biharsharif. 15 of these 27 cities are among the bottom 100.

Rajasthan : 18 of 29 cities/towns surveyed in 2017 are ranked beyond 300 and 13 are among the bottom 100. Best Rank for the State being 171 for Bundi.

Kerala : Of the 9 cities surveyed in 2017, best rank for the State is 254 for Kozhikode (Calicut) and four are among the bottom 100.

Punjab: Of the 16 cities/towns surveyed in 2017, best rank for the State is 121 for SAS Nagar and 7 among the bottom 100 ranks.

 

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