Swachh Survekshan results: Mysuru cleanest city; Dhanbad, Varanasi among 10 least clean cities
As per the Swachh Survekshan 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.
Delhi: As per the Swachh Survekshan 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).
Other cities which have found place in 10 cleanest category in the survey include Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Surat (Gujarat), Rajkot (Gujarat), Gangtok (Sikkim), Pimpri-Chindwad (Maharashtra) and Greater Maharashtra.
Delhi took the award for the best performing city in service level status.
The least clean cities included Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Asansol (West Bengal), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Kalyan Dombivili (Maharashtra).
On the other hand, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai made were grouped in "leader cities".
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.
Under the top mover category, Allahabad secured the first position and the runner up for top mover category is Nagpur.
Speaking on the occasion Urban Development Minister M VenkaiahNaidu said, "To make progress we should know where we stand and what next needs to be done."
"I am happy that the change of mind is happening and should happen more," he added.
He also said, "Next time the completion will not be confined to just 73 cities."
The ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ was launched by Prime Minister Modi in 2014.
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