As per the Swachh Sarvekshan results announced by the government on Monday, Dhanbad in Bihar was said to be the dirtiest city while Mysuru won the crown for the cleanest city.
Mysuru was judged cleanest among 73 cities. Swachh Survekshan results is a cleanliness monitor based on extensive surveys across Indian cities carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI).
On the other hand, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai made were grouped in “leader cities”.
The “Swachhta Sarvekshan” ranked Varanasi –Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency — among the bottom ten dirtiest cities.
The other in the dirty list included Asansol, Patna, Meerut, Raipur, Ghaziabad, Jamshedpur, Kalyan Dombivilli and Itanagar.
In October 2014, Modi wielded the broom in the Capital to promote cleanliness as part of his pet Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).
In the Aspiring Leaders category Panaji leads the pack while Bihar’s capital Patna was bunched in the group of laggards category.
Best Performing city in Information, Education and Behaviour Change Communication (IEBC) activity was Tiruchirappalli.
The best performing city in North East was Gangtok and Greater Mumbai got the Best Performing city among Mega Cities.
But except the NDMC, which is home to the city’s VIPs and is ranked fourth, the rest of Delhi continues to be among India’s dirtiest.
The Capital has been ranked based on its three municipal corporations. While East Delhi Municipal Corporation is ranked 52, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation are 43 and 39 respectively.
Geographically, cities in the south and west fared better than those in the north and east.
The cities were ranked on their performance on each of the components of SBM — solid waste management, construction of individual, community and public toilets and sanitation strategies and behavior change communication.
Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the result. This is the second such survey carried out as part of the government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission to make India clean and open defecation free by 2019.