The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently announced the results of the fourth Swacch Survekshan Survey, in which 4,237 urban areas with population over one lakh participated. The survey was completed in just 28 days, and rankings were accorded based on performances under four categories: service level progress, direct observation, citizen feedback and certifications of garbage-free cities and open defecationfree cities.
Madhya Pradesh’s Indore was declared the cleanest city of India for the third consecutive year. Ambikapur of Chhatisgarh came second in the ranking, followed by Mysuru, Ujjain and New Delhi. Ahmedabad was ranked the sixth cleanest city, while Navi Mumbai, Tirupati, Rajkot and Devas (Madhya Pradesh) completed the list of the top 10 cleanest cities of the country.