Swachh Sarvekshan Report-2021

Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the central government initiated the ‘Swachh Survekshan Puraskar’ in 2016. Through the award, the Government of India is trying to encourage and connect cities and states with cleanliness.

India’s Cleanest City – Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city has secured the first position in the category ‘Population more than 10 lakhs’. Indore has received this award for the fifth time in a row. In this category, Surat ranked second, while Vijayawada third. Navi Mumbai and Pune ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

In the category of ‘Population between 1 – 10 lakh’, New Delhi Municipal Corporation has won first place, while Noida is at the fourth position.

India’s Cleanest State – There are two different categories for India’s cleanest state. The first is states with ‘more than 100 urban local bodies and the second is states with ‘less than 100 urban local bodies. Under the first category, Chattisgarh bagged the first position, while Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh were the first and second runners ups respectively. Jharkhand won India’s Cleanest State award in the ‘less than 100 urban local bodies’ category.