Swachh Survekshan 2020 Report: MoHUA


  • Recently, the Swachh Survekshan 2020 report has been launched by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Key Findings

  • Cities with a population of more than 10 lakh:
    • Indore was ranked first, securing the rank for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Surat and Navi Mumbai.
    • All the National Capital Region (NCR) cities, Greater Mumbai, Bruhat Bengaluru, Amritsar, Kota, Chennai, etc. have performed poorly.
    • Patna with the rank 47, is at the bottom of the list.
  • Cities with a population of 1-10 lakh:
    • Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur has been surveyed as the cleanest city in the country, followed by Mysore and New Delhi.
    • Bihar’s Gaya with a rank of 382, is at the bottom.
  • Cities with a population of less than 1 lakh:
    • Karad has been ranked as the cleanest followed by Sasvad and Lonavala (all three in Maharashtra).
  • Other Categories:
    • Varanasi has been ranked the cleanest among 46 Ganga towns.
    • Jalandhar got the top rank among 
    • New Delhi was the cleanest capital city.
    • Chhattisgarh was ranked the cleanest State out of those with over 100 urban local bodies (ULBs) or cities.
    • Jharkhand was the cleanest state with less than 100 ULBs or cities.

Source: Hindustan Times/PIB

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