Sikkim Is India’s Cleanest State, Jharkhand Comes Last In Swachhta Survey

Sikkim, the small north eastern hill state, is the cleanest in India, with Kerala coming in a close second, according to a Swachhta (cleanliness) survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) on the condition of sanitation in rural areas of 26 states.

Chhattisgarh and neighbouring Jharkhand placed last in the survey, which was carried out last year.

“A survey on Swachhta status was conducted by NSSO during May-June 2015 covering 73,176 households in 3,788 villages across India,” said the report called Swachh Survekshan – Gramin 2016.

Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Haryana were among the well performing states, while Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan were among the states that did not fare well.

The percentage figures have been derived by multiplying “the percentage of households having sanitary toilets and the percentage of people using household/community toilets of the people having access to toilets,” the survey report said.

Sikkim recorded 100 per cent in the category of people using household/community toilets and 98.2 per cent in the category of percentage of households having sanitary toilet. Kerala has been ranked second, followed by Mizoram in third place and Himachal Pradesh in the fourth.

According to the survey, Chhattisgarh has 21.2 percentage of households having sanitary toilet while Jharkhand has only 18.8 percent.

West Bengal ranked 12th while Jammu and Kashmir with 47.4 per cent of households having sanitary toilet ranked 17th.


  1. Even though I am not from sikkim but I really impressed by these states I did my management from therein the year 2000. I have seen how much sikkim has change its not because of modi.It is because of sikkim government and people of sikkim.

  2. Kailas Bhattarai

    Proud to be Sikkimies.
    Jai hind

  3. Cleanliness, Sanitation and hygiene is a personal thing. It depends on our personal choices. Some people prefer to throw garbage on roads and some people dump it in bins. It has nothing to do with government.

  4. And karnataka state burns the highest garbage in India. I thought Karnataka would come last

  5. Where is Gujrat. Modi had slapped swach Bharat tax as a punishment to kerala and Sikkim.

  6. Dr.Cajetan Coelho

    Sages say – cleanliness is next to Godliness.


    Kindly before giving the award there must be the check in the river conditions too. One can see in this vdo how swachhata n clean the rivers are kept at Sikkim.

  8. and Gujarat, where Modi ruled?

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