About SwachhSurvekshan

About SwachhSurvekshan

  • SwachhSurvekshan is an annual ranking exercise taken up by the Government of India since 2016 to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness and active implementation of Swachhata mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner.
  • The objective of the survey is to-
    • Encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities better
    • Foster a spirit of healthy competition among towns and cities to improve their service delivery to citizens, towards creating cleaner cities and towns.
  • The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India takes up the SwachhSurvekshan in urban areas.
  • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation takes up the Swachh Survekshan in rural areas.
  • The Quality Council of India (QCI) has been commissioned the responsibility of carrying out the assessment.



Highlights of the Swachha Sarvekshan – Urban 2019

  • SwachhSurvekshan – Urban 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world.
  • It covered 4,237 cities in a completely paperless, digital format for data collection.
  • The SwachhSurvekshan awards 2019 were conferred by Ram NathKovind.
  • The President conferred the cleanliness awards to the winners annoounced by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • List of awardees in different categories-
    • Cleanest cities in the country:
      1. Indore in Madhya Pradesh (India’s cleanest city for the third straight year)
      2. Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh
      3. Mysore in Karnataka
    • Cleanest small city: The New Delhi Municipal Council area.
    • Cleanest Big City: Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
    • Cleanest Medium City: Ujjain (MP)
    • Best Ganga town: Gauchar (Uttarakhand)
    • Fastest Moving Big City: Raipur (Chhatisgarh)
    • Fastest Moving medium City: Mathura-Vrindavan (UP)
    • Cleanest capital: Bhopal
  • Top-ranked cities received a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as a memento for their work towards cleanliness.
  • Among states, Chhattisgarh emerged India’s top performer followed by Jharkhand and Maharashtra.

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