List of Cleanest Cities in India under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Cleanliness is the most important factor for the development of any country. It is not something to be achieved instantly but it needs a proper planning, making of rules, implementation and the cooperation of the people of the nation as well.

The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi understood the value of cleanliness and for this, he launched a nationwide cleanliness campaign called Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” on 2nd October 2014 from Rajpath New Delhi.

He launched this cleanliness campaign with a view to achieve 100% sanitation and Open Defecation free nation by 2nd October 2019 which is the 150th birth anniversary of great Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The Government has left no stone unturned to make this campaign possible and surely it has succeeded to achieve the almost total cleanliness in India.

It was very important for the government to get the accuracy and detail of the success of the campaign for which there was a nationwide survey also conducted in 2019 called “Swachh Survekshan survey”. The Swachh Survekshan Survey covered more than 4237 cities across India to measure the success of the campaign. The result of the survey was quiet satisfactory and a number of cities showed their great changes under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Let us discuss some of the top ranking cities in Swachh Survekshan Survey under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Cleanest Cities under Swachh Bharat Mission

The Ministry of Urban Development operated Swachh Survekshan Survey was a very well organized survey which showed some important and notable changes. The details of the survey are noted under the data of the government and we are presenting here some important cities and with some of their details for you to provide you some general information. So the list of the cleanest cities is:

1. Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

The city holding the position of first rank in the list of cleanest cities in India is Indore. Indore is a populous city of the Madhya Pradesh which has showed a praiseworthy co-operation of its people. The state government established door to door garbage collection service has provided here a great contribution in making the city clean. It has lessened the problem of littering everywhere and has made people to use dustbin for garbage.

Also many well aware families in Indore carry a dustbin even in their Car while travelling outside so that the road must be left clean. Garbage composting has trend rapidly in Madhya Pradesh and its effect can clearly be seen in Indore. Even the benefits of cleanliness and harmfulness of littering and garbage are taught to children in Schools so that the students should be lead promoters of cleanliness in Madhya Pradesh.

2. Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh)

Chhattisgarh is a central and an important state in India and is especially famous for its Temples, forests and waterfalls. Ambikapur, which is named after the Goddess Ambika, is one of the oldest cities in India Chhattisgarh and proudly holds the second place in the ranking of Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019. Ambikapur is the cleanest city in Chhattisgarh and second cleanest city in India.

The whole city of Ambikapur is based on the “Solid and Liquid Resources Management Model”. Ambikapur is declared the 100% open littering free city. People in Ambikapur and especially women are employed in Solid and Liquid Resource Management so that they can participate in cleanliness campaign, provide their assistance and also can earn their livelihood as well. With 100% open dumping free condition; the monuments of Ambikapur are now the best places to visit.


3. Mysore (Karnataka)

Karnataka is an Indian state located in south west India. Karnataka is a hub for shopping and night life. The cultural capital of Karnataka is Mysore which is also well known for its prodigal temples and monuments. Mysore, the great city of palaces, holds the 3rd rank in the list of cleanest cities in India. What have made Mysore to achieve a place in the world’s cleanest cities is the door to door garbage collection service and also the dry and wet waste segregation services.

Mysore has established many waste segregation plants with modern technologies to make their services efficient and well-functioning. A School level education and training program is also implemented in Mysore to educate the children and make them learn about the benefits of cleanliness and how to apply it in their lives.

4. Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)

Another city of Madhya Pradesh has fixed its place in the list of top cleanest cities in India. Ujjain is a sacred pilgrim of Hindus situated at the bank of river Kshipra. Ujjain is also one of the four places were the holy and grand Kumbh Mela is celebrated. The campaign of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has also shown a lot of impact on the city of Ujjain. The Plastic and plastic waste is slowly being eliminated according to the survey data collected by the agencies.

In fact, the amount of plastic and polythene in the waste coming out of the city has decreased by 40% percent in 2 years. Even the catering businessmen of the city are also encouraging people to use crockery and paper disposals instead of plastic disposals. But the thing that has changed the most in Ujjain is the habit of people, now there is no need to ask anyone for promoting cleaning activities. People take part in it voluntarily.

5. New Delhi Municipal Corporation (New Delhi)

The part of New Delhi under the control of Municipal Corporation is called New Delhi Municipal Corporation and abbreviated as NDMC. This area is also placed under the top cleanest cities in India under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. NDMC has always been serious about cleanliness and for it they have used equipped technologies and strategies to promote cleanliness in this area.


Door to door service has contributed a lot in this area and has also shown active participation of the people as well. NDMC has also effectively segregated and used wet and dry wastes. The wet wastes are used for land filling and composting while the dry wastes are sent for recycling. Open dumping in this area has also been effectively prevented by installing various underground bins.

6. Ahmadabad (Gujarat)

If we talk about Gujarat then Ahmadabad, which is the biggest city in Gujarat, has seized the 6th position in the cleanest cities in India. Ahmadabad is certified the 100% open defecation free city. Ahmadabad has created 350+ public and communal toilets in the area. The people in Ahmadabad are very responsible and they understand their duty very well. Ahmadabad as secured a reputable position in the cleanliness survey for which all the credit goes to its citizens.

7. Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)

The western Coast of Maharashtra is called Navi Mumbai. According to the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019, Navi Mumbai has successfully got a place under cleanest cities in India. The Navi Mumbai has showed an exceptional improvement towards the cleanliness for which the Municipality Corporation admits the mass cooperation of the people in the Clean India Campaign to make it successful.

All these factors together made Navi Mumbai to stand on 7th position by national ranking under Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019. Navi Mumbai was on the 9th position in the last Swachh Survekshan Survey but after being 2 steps ahead in Survey conducted in 2019, the people of Navi Mumbai are feeling some excitement for cleanliness.

8. Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)

The Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh holds the 8th position in the ranking of cleanest cities. Tirupati is an important city of the state and is also a holy pilgrimage of Hindus. Andhra Pradesh has always performed well in the Swachh Survey before and also has succeeded in placing under 10 for many times.

Tirupati is well known for its awareness for cleanliness. The Government of Andhra Pradesh congratulated for being selected in top 10 and also said that it becomes possible every year only because of the dedication of the people towards cleanliness for which it will always be grateful to them.

9. Rajkot (Gujarat)

After achieving the 6th position in the list by a city of Gujarat, another city of Gujarat named Rajkot has made its position on the 9th place. Rajkot has not performed much well in the previous surveys but in the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019, Rajkot has shown a tremendous improvement and achieved the 9th position.

The authority and the government said that the improvement in ranking has become possible only because of the technologies used in Rajkot. The segregation of dry and wet waste and proper disposal of them has made Rajkot to stand on this position leaving other major cities behind.

10. Dewas (Madhya Pradesh)

Madhya Pradesh has proved to be the best performing state after having its 3rd city to bang its position under top 10 cleanest cities in India. Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh is popular for government bank note press but this time it has also become famous for getting the 10th rank in Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019.

Dewas has motivated youngsters to promote cleanliness and the best thing about Dewas is that the youngsters here have actively participated in cleanliness too. Several groups of volunteers has responsibility to clean the city and their courage brought the crown of glory in the favour of Dewas.

These were top 10 cleanest cities under Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019 which set an example for the whole nation to focus their minds towards cleanliness. The main reason behind conducting this survey by the government is to prompt other cities and states to work for the cleanliness of their own.

The Swachh Survekshan Survey is operated jointly by the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Swachh Survekshan Survey is an important factor to calculate the percentage of cleanliness in the different parts of the nation. To make our city and state best in the ranking, we would have to do our best towards cleanliness which will return to us with lots of benefits.