The Government of India came out with their list of the country’s cleanest cities as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2016. The survey was conducted over 73 cities, with Mysuru (Mysore) being the cleanest city and Dhanbad the dirtiest.
And here’s why these ten cities have been named the cleanest:
- Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka When the city looks like this, why wouldn’t it be named cleanest of all? And all thanks to the citizens of the city!
- Chandigarh This green city sweeps off other cities when it comes to being clean!
- Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu With programs like Gold for Plastic to keep the city plastic free, it is no surprise that this city in Tamil Nadu is the third cleanest city!
- New Delhi Mechanical road sweepers, increased door-to-door garbage collection, and extra efforts by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon have contributed to this ranking of the city!
- Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh A brilliant waste management along with public awareness and communication has enabled Visakhapatnam to reach this position. Well deserved!
- Surat, Gujarat Door-to-door collection, building of more public toilets, and a plan to start a biogas plant to process agricultural waste, Surat has well deserved this position!
- Rajkot, Gujarat Decrease in open defecation, creating dedicated hawker zones and the best performer in door-to-door collection and waste transportation, Rajkot has got to the seventh spot because of the efforts of the RMC and the city residents.
- Gangtok, Sikkim Gangtok’s policy of communicating the message to the public through education and good waste management strategy has contributed to its cleanliness. Go Gangtok!
- Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra Improved waste management, building more toilets, and awareness programs have secured this place for Pimpri-Chinchwad. And the civic body has some major improvement plans lined up!
- Greater Mumbai, Maharashtra Comprising of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane, this city is ranked the 10th cleanest city and it is all due to the efforts of the Bombay Municipal Corporation to cleanse it.