Cities are the engines of growth and urban India contribute to about 70% of country’s GDP. For cities to continue their contribution and provide quality of life to citizens, urban cleanliness is of central importance.
To fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up India, the government has surveyed 434 cities and towns so as to measure the progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and to take stock of on ground activities.
Indore in Madhya Pradesh is India’s cleanest city while Gonda in Uttar Pradesh is the dirtiest, according to the ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’, announced by the government here today.
The survey results announced by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said while Indore is the cleanest city in India, Bhopal gets the second position in the cleanliness ranking of 434 cities.
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 4, 2017
The ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ ranked Gonda as the dirtiest city and Bhusawal in Maharashtra stands second-last in the ranking.
Gujarat has the maximum of 12 cities among the top 50 clean cities, closely followed by Madhya Pradesh with 11 and Andhra Pradesh with eight.
— BJP (@BJP4India) May 4, 2017
Uttar Pradesh accounted for half of the bottom 50 cities in the cleanliness ranking.