Swachh Sarvekshan Report 2016

Ministry of Urban Development on 15 February this year released the SWACHH SURVEKSHAN Report 2016 that ranks 73 cities on cleanliness and other stated parameters that were covered for survey, as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched in October 2014.

The purpose of the nationwide survey was to assess the progress made by various cities under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on parameters as stated below and rank cities on that basis. The purpose of the report is also to introduce an element of competitiveness amongst cities to try and improve their rankings in coming times.

The survey was entrusted to the Quality Council of India (QCI) which submitted its report to the Government of India on schedule.

The report ranks cities based on an ‘overall score’ earned on the basis of points earned as per ‘Independent Observer’ as well as ‘Citizen’s feedback’. This was done to achieve a balance between the Independent Observer’s study and what the local citizen’s feel. The report included pictures to back up the Independent Observer’s feedback.

The service level parameters of evaluation covered:

  • Planning: Strategy for Open Defecation Free Town (ODF) and Integrated Solid Waste Management (SWM)
  • Communication: Information, Education and Behaviour Change Communication (EBC) activity
  • Waste Management: Door to door collection, Sweeping, Collection & Transport
  • Sanitation: Public & Community Toilet Provision
  • Sanitation: Individual Household Latrines

The Citizen’s feedback was based on responses to the following questions:

  • Is the city always clean?
  • Always able to find dustbins?
  • Is there daily door-to-door collection?
  • Are there toilets within 500 meters?
  • Is there basic infrastructure available at Public/Community toilet?
  • Does an individual household have a toilet?

Top 10 Cleanest Cities in India

1. Mysuru

  • Overall score: 1749
  • Independent Observer Score: 467 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 3
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 7
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 2

2. Chandigarh

  • Overall score: 1716
  • Independent Observer Score: 439 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 7
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 1
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 4

3. Tiruchirappalli

  • Overall score: 1715
  • Independent Observer Score: 475 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 2
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 10
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 5

4. Delhi – NDMC

  • Overall score: 1704
  • Independent Observer Score: 464 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 4
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 24
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 1

5. Visakhapatnam

  • Overall score: 1643
  • Independent Observer Score: 486 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 1
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 11
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 8

6. Surat

  • Overall score: 1605
  • Independent Observer Score: 410 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 10
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 12
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 6

7. Rajkot

  • Overall score: 1574
  • Independent Observer Score: 401 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 13
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 5
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 7

8. Gangtok

  • Overall score: 1565
  • Independent Observer Score: 407 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 11
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 2
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 11

9. Pimpri Chinchwad

  • Overall score: 1559
  • Independent Observer Score: 399 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 14
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 6
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 9

10. Greater Mumbai

  • Overall score: 1534
  • Independent Observer Score: 442 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 6
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 22
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 10

Top 10 Least Clean Cities in India

1.  Dhanbad

  • Overall score: 464
  • Independent Observer Score: 467 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 73
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 73
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 71

2.  Asansol

  • Overall score: 497
  • Independent Observer Score: 168 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 71
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 59
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 73

3.  Itanagar

  • Overall score: 639
  • Independent Observer Score: 250 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 63
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 56
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 72

4.  Patna

  • Overall score: 746
  • Independent Observer Score: 243 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 65
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 70
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 66

5.  Meerut

  • Overall score: 760
  • Independent Observer Score: 270 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 59
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 66
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 69

6. Raipur

  • Overall score: 818
  • Independent Observer Score: 166 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 72
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 40
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 61

7.  Ghaziabad

  • Overall score: 820
  • Independent Observer Score: 293 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 52
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 65
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 65

8.  Jamshedpur

  • Overall score: 827
  • Independent Observer Score: 222 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 67
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 46
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 64

9.  Varanasi

  • Overall score: 839
  • Independent Observer Score: 264 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 61
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 69
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 63

10.  Kalyan Dombivili

  • Overall score: 858
  • Independent Observer Score: 292 out of 500 ; Section Rank – 53
  • Citizen’s Feedback: Section Rank – 31
  • Service Levels: Section Rank – 68

Observations:

While Mysuru tops the cleanest city list, as a state, Maharashtra takes the top rank hosting 6 cities that score in the Top 20 and include Pimpri Chinchwad, Greater Mumbai, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Nagpur.

Amongst the Metros, Mumbai has performed the best, with 3 of its cities – Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane, making it to the Top 20.

Gujarat comes 2nd – state wise, by hosting 4 cities – Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara and Ahmedabad, in the Top 20 list.

Amongst the least clean cities, Dhanbad has the dubious distinction of topping the list. Unfortunately, 3 cities of Jharkhand are in the Top 15 worst performing cities and include Dhanbad, Jamshedpur and Ranchi. This makes Jharkhand the worst performing state.

U.P follows Jharkhand, with 3 of its cities – Meerut, Ghaziabad and Varanasi, being included in the Top 10 worst performing cities. It is sad to note that despite the PM’s personal interest and stake in Varanasi, it ranks 65th out of 73 cities covered in the survey.

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