Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, NDMC, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara, Chandigarh make the top 1
GN Bureau | May 4, 2017
Indore is India’s cleanest city, while Gonda in Uttar Pradesh is the country’s dirtiest, according to the Swachh Survekshan-2017 that was conducted in 434 cities and towns.
Union urban minister M Venakaiah Naidu announced the results on Thursday.
Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Chandigarh are among the top 10 clean cities in that order.
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The 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.
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.
The minister said 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.
As many as 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 Lakshadweep.
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.
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