Indore was ranked the cleanest city for the fifth consecutive year by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in its annual cleanliness ranking. Among cities, Surat and Vijayawada secured the second and third place, respectively.
The Swachh Survekshan Awards, 2021 included the cleanest State honour for Chhattisgarh for the third time, in the category of States with more than 100 urban local bodies. Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh were ranked second and third in this category respectively. Jharkhand was adjudged the cleanest State with less than 100 ULBs, followed by Haryana and Goa.
Among cities with population over 1 lakh, Indore, Surat, Vijayawada, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Ambikapur, Tirupati, Pune, Noida and Ujjain were among the top 10 cleanest city in the country respectively. Maharashtra’s Vita was the cleanest city followed by Lonavala and Sasvad in the category of cities with population less than 1 lakh.
The New Delhi Municipal Council’s area was ranked the cleanest in the category of cities with 1-3 lakh population. Noida was named the cleanest among medium-sized cities with population between 3-10 lakh. Among the big cities with population between 10-40 lakh, Navi Mumbai was ranked the cleanest. Varanasi, won the award for the cleanest ‘Ganga city’.