Cities in India- with “Swachh Bharat Rankings” – Published

The Union Government of India has launched on 02nd October 2014, the‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”/ ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’  with focus on the following:

Swachh Bharat Mission
  • To Construct  Individual House hold Toilets and Community and Public Toilets to eradicate open defecation in all the cities and towns of India
    Public Toilet in Tiruchirappalli
  • To ensure door-to-door collection and disposal of ‘Solid Wastes’ in all the cities and towns of India
Swachh Bharat Programs

All the 476 Class I cities in the 31 States in India were surveyed and ranked based on the data pertaining to the  practices covering a set of parameters including the following:

  • The extent of open defecation,
    open defectation in India
  • Solid waste management,
    Solid Waste Management
  • Septage management,
    Septage Management
  • Waste water treatment,
    Waste Water Treatment
  • Drinking water quality,
    Drinking Water
  • Surface water quality of water bodies and
    Surface Water Quality Testing
  • Mortality due to water born diseases etc.
    Water Born Diseases

The Press Information Bureau of the ‘Ministry of Urban Development’ of the Union Government of India, under ‘Swachh Bharat’ Scheme  has published on 8th August 2015, a list of rankings of 476 Class I cities in 31 States of  India, for which surveys were taken as detailed below:

State/Number of Cities Surveyed

Uttar Pradesh(UP)/61

West Bengal/60

Maharashtra/43

Madhya Pradesh(MP)/32

Gujarat/30

Andhra Pradesh(AP)/30

Tamil Nadu(TN)/29

Rajasthan/28

Bihar/27

Karnataka/26

Haryana/20

Punjab/16

Telengana/11

Odisha/10

Jharkhand/10

Chattisgarh/9

Kerala/6

Uttarkhand/6

North Eastern States/6

The following are some of the ‘Highlights’ of the Reults of the Survey of ‘Swachh Bharat’Scheme:

  • The State of Karnataka has 4 cities in the ‘Top 10’, with Mysore in Number One
  • The State of West Bengal has 25 cities in the ‘Top 100’
  • The Southern States have 39 cities in the ‘Top 100’
  • The Northern States have 12 cities in the ‘Top 100’
  • The Northern States have 74 cities in the ‘Bottom 100’
  • The Eastern States have 21 cities in the ‘Bottom 100’
  • The Western State have 3 cities in the ‘Bottom 100’
  • The Southern States have 2 cities in the ‘Bottom 100’
  • Out of 27 State Capital Cities surveyed are in the ‘Top 100’ and 5 State Capital Cities are ranked below 300.
  • Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka is in the 7th rank and Patna the capital of Bihar is in the bottom at 429th rank

The following are the Top 10 Cities in the ‘Swachch Bharat’Rankings of Cities Sanitation-wise, based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in the cities:
Rank/City/State

1/Mysore/Karnataka

Mysore

2/Tiruchirappalli/Tamil Nadu

Tiruchirappalli

3/Navi Mumbai/Maharashtra

Navi Mumbai

4/Kochi/Kerala

Kochi

5/Hassan/Karnataka

Hassan

6/Mandya/Karnataka

Mandya

7/Bengaluru/Karnataka

Bengaluru

8/Thiruvananthapuram/Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

9/Halisahar/West Bengal and

Halisahar

10/Gangtok/Sikkim

Gangtok

The following is the list of the ‘Swachch Bharat’Rankings of  the State-Capitals:

S.No/Capital city/State/Swachh Bharat Rank

1/Bengaluru/Karnataka/7 (In Top 10)

2/Trivendrum/Kerala/8
(In Top 10)

3/Gangtok/Sikkim/10
(In Top 10)

4/New Delhi MunicipalCouncil /Delhi/16

5/Chandigarh/Punjab&Haryana/21

6/Puducherry/Pondicherry/23

7/Agartala/Tripura/32

8/Port Blair/Andaman &Nicobar/34

9/Aizawl/Mizoram/35

10/Guwahaty/Assam/51

11/Kolkata/West Bengal/56

12/Chennai/Tamil Nadu/61

13/Dimapur/Nagaland/76

14/Imphal/Manipur/83

15/Shimla/Himachal Pradesh/90

16/Bhopal/Madhya Pradesh/106

17/Shillong/Meghalaya/120

18/Greater Mumbai/Maharashtra/140

19/Srinagar/Jammu&Kashmir/152

20/Lucknow/Uttar Pradesh/220

21//Ranchi/Jharkhand/223

22/Hyderabad/Telengana & Andhra Pradesh275

24/Raipur/Chhattishghar/293

24/Gandhinagar/Gujarath/310

25/Bhubaneswar/Odisha/331

26/Dehradun/Uttarkhand/360

27/Jaipur/Rajsthan/370

28/Patna/Bihar/429(In Bottom 100)

The following is the list of ‘Swachch Bharat Rankings of some of the other cities in various States in India:

S.No/City/State/Swachh Bharat Rank

1/Mangalore/Karnataka/11

2/Madurai/Tamil Nadu/20

3/Jalandhar/Punjab/28

4/Pune/Maharashtra/31

5/Kozhikode/Kerala/41

6/Surat/Gujarat/63

7/Ahmedabad/Gujarat/79

8/Jamshedpur/Jharkhand/109

9/Anantnag/Jammu&Kashmir/115

10/Darjeeling/West Bengal/129

11/Tirupati/Andhra Pradesh/137

12/Agra/Uttar Pradesh/145

13/Secunderabad/Telengana/191

14/Coimbattore/Tamil Nadu/196

15/Visakhapatnam/Andhra Pradesh/205

16/Raibareilly/Uttar Pradesh/240

17/Kanpur/Uttar Pradesh/241

18/Nagpur/Maharashtra/256

19/Vijayawada/Andhra Pradesh/266

20/Cuttack/Odisha/296

21/Puri/Odisha/298

22/Ujjain/Madhya Pradesh/355

23/Ludhiana/Punjab/381

24/Allahabad/Uttar Pradesh/383

25/Gwalior/Madhya Pradesh/400

26/Ajmer/Rajasthan/401

27/Udaipur/Rajasthan/417

28/Varanasi/Uttar Pradesh/418

29/Jammu/Jammu&Kashmir/427

30/Amritsar/Punjab/430

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