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Swachh Survekshan 2020 Results: Indore Is India’s Cleanest City And Chhattisgarh The Cleanest State, Follow The Highlights

Swachh Survekshan 2020: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announces the results of the fifth annual cleanliness survey which is part of the Swachh Bharat Mission

Swachh Survekshan 2020: Hardeep Singh Puri Announces Winners, Follow The Highlights

New Delhi: Indore is India’s cleanest city for the fourth time in a row and Chhattisgarh is cleanest state for the second time, as per the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ results announced by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Swachh Mahotsav being organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs (MoUHA). Gujarat’s Surat gets the second place and Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai is at number three spot in terms of clean cities with population more than a lakh. Jharkhand is the cleanest state in the category of less than 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). This is the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country.

Here are the top highlights of the Swachh Survekshan 2020:

  1. Indore, Madhya Pradesh has been declared as the cleanest city for the fourth year
  2. Chhattisgarh in the cleanest state in the category of states with more than 100 urban local bodies (ULBs)
  3. Surat in Gujarat is the second cleanest city (Population more than one lakh category)
  4. Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra attains the number three spot in terms of cleanliness (Population more than one lakh category)
  5. Ahmedabad is India’s the cleanest Mega city
  6. Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur is the cleanest smallest city
  7. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is the cleanest capital city
  8. Bengaluru wins the Best Self Sustainability award in the Mega city category
  9. Jharkhand is the cleanest state in the category of state with less than 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
  10. Varanasi is the cleanest Ganga Town

Also Read: Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore Is India’s Cleanest City Yet Again, Here’s Why

Here are the other highlights of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 results announced today:

  1. Best State (More than 100 ULBs):

    a. Number 2: Maharashtra
    b. Number 3: Madhya Pradesh
    c. Fastest mover state: Odisha (jumped 6 positions since 2019)
  2. Best State (Less than 100 ULBs):

    a. Number 2: Haryana
    b. Number 3: Uttarakhand
    c. Fastest mover state: Assam (jumped 25 ranks since 2019)
  3. In cities with population less than one lakh:

    a. Karad in Maharashtra is the cleanest city
    b. Saswad in Maharashtra got the second position in terms of clean cities in less than one lakh population
    c. Maharashtra scored a hat-trick in the clean city under one lakh population with Lonavala winning the number 3 spot
  4. In cantonment boards:

    a. Jalandhar cantonment from Punjab was declared the cleanest among 62 surveyed
    b. Delhi cantonment board came in second
  5. City with maximum citizen participation:

    a. Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh (Population more than one lakh)
    b. Nandprayag in Uttarakhand (Population less than 1 lakh)
  6. City with 10-40 lakh population category:

    a. Cleanest city – Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    b. Best self-sustainable city – Rajkot, Gujarat c. Fastest mover city – Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  7. City with 3-10 lakh population category:

    a. Cleanest city – Mysuru, Karnataka
    b. Best self-sustainable city – Bhilai Nagar, Chhattisgarh
    c. Fastest mover city – Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh (jumped by 215 positions from 2019)
  8. Capital City Category:

    a. Best self-sustainable capital city – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    b. Fastest mover capital city – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Improved 95 positions from 2019)
  9. Best Ganga Town Category:

    a. Number two is Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh
    b. Number three (less than 50,000 population) – Chunnar, Uttar Pradesh
  10. Cleanest City North zone Category:

    a. 50,000 to 1 Lakh population – Ganga Ghat, Uttar Pradesh
    b. 25,000 -50,000 population – Nawanshahr, Punjab
    c. Upto 25,000 population – Awagarh, Uttar Pradesh
  11. Cleanest City South Zone Category:

    a. 50,000 to 1 Lakh population – Palamaneri, Andhra Pradesh
    b. 25,000 -50,000 population – Medchal, Telangana
    c. Upto 25,000 population – Periyapatna, Karnataka
  12. Cleanest City West Zone Category:

    a. 50,000 to 1 Lakh population – Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
    b. 25,000 -50,000 population – Shirdi, Maharashtra
    c. Upto 25,000 population – Panhala, Maharashtra
  13. Cleanest City East Zone Category:

    a. 50,000 to 1 Lakh population – Jorhat, Assam
    b. 25,000 -50,000 population – Mokukchung, Nagaland
    c. Upto 25,000 population – Jiribam, Manipur
  14. Cleanest City East Zone Category:

    a. 50,000 to 1 Lakh population – Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh
    b. 25,000 -50,000 population – Jashpur Nagar, Chhattisgarh
    c. Upto 25,000 population – Patan, Chhattisgarh
  15. Cities with Best Citizen Led Initiative

    a. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
    b. Kareem Nagar, Telangana
    c. Sihora, Madhya Pradesh

Swachh Survekshan is a pan India annual cleanliness survey that ranks India’s cities, towns and states based on sanitation, waste management and overall cleanliness. This time the survey covered a total of 4,242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards and 92 Ganga Towns and saw unprecedented participation of 1.87 crore citizens. This year, the format of the survey was tweaked to adopt a Swachh Survekshan League model, where instead of once in a year exercise of assessing the cities and states for its cleanliness quotient, the assessment happened throughout the year.

The Minister also interacted with select beneficiaries, swachhagrahis (Clean India Warriors), and Safai Karmis (Sanitation Workers) under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) from different parts of the country through video conference.

Swachh Survekshan 2020 Results: Hardeep Singh Puri Announces Winners, Follow The Highlights

Swachh Survekshan 2020 Results: Hardeep Singh Puri interacts with beneficiaries of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan via video conferencing during the ‘Swachh Mahotsav’

A total of 129 awards will be handed out to the top-performing cities and states. Indore has been winning the top slot for the last three years and has also won in the first two quarters of the Swachh Survekshan League announced for this year.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene



  1. Karan

    August 20, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    What about Chandigarh?

  2. Sangram Behera

    August 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Why Bhubaneswar is not their in this list???

  3. nitin

    August 20, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    When will be this cleanliness in kanpur (U.P)here sewage problems are not solved till date by government

  4. Balwant

    August 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Congratulations indore for being cleanest city once again. My heart bleeds to see my city udaipur in Rajasthan being dirtiest city,drains are full with no outlets, garbage dumped here and there, no parks and no playground. Shame on udaipur municipality.

  5. Pawan Jain

    August 20, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I really appreciate swachh India Abhiyan. I feel proud when I find dirt free cities. Surat where I live, once dirtiest now One of the cleanest city. All due to this swachhata Abhiyan.
    Keep it up. If not elderly persons children are quite obessed with it.

  6. Alfred

    August 20, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Utter nonsense! What about places further south of India….what about Coimbatore… what about the other cities of Tamil Nadu…what about the beautiful and clean cities of Kerala??

    This is a gimmick…

  7. Manish u bhatt

    August 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    They have considered AHMEDABAD as a clean city, but I am sorry to say they have not visited inner side of the city.. You can come to my place any time you will see lot’s of garbage… And steel peoples are going toilet in open space… Mostly workers are not getting facilities from their contractors.

  8. Rso

    August 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Congratulations namma Mysuru ….
    and namma Bengaluru…..

  9. rajeev gupta

    August 20, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    its really nice initiatives by government of india to encourage the cleanliness. Media should take the round of these cities and report on cleanliness instead of Sushanta Singh Rajput whole day / night coverage. this is not of any use to any citizen of india. this does not motivate in any case to anyone. So, in my opinion, media should conduct country wide SURVEY what kind of news people want to know / see (contents), so that you design the news / stories accordingly, which can add value to the life of citizens

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