Indore Retains Cleanest City Tag For 4th Year In A Row

Indore Retains Cleanest City Tag For 4th Year In A Row

Indore Retains Cleanest City Tag For 4th Year In A Row

If the first six months of the current financial year are any indication, Madhya Pradesh’s Indore is all set to bag the top award for the fourth time in a row, in the government's clean city survey. According to the Swachh Survekshan League 2020 rankings based on cities' performance in the April-June (Q1) and July September quarter (Q2), Indore is the cleanest city in India that is home to more than 10 lakh people.  

Kolkata is the least clean big city in India as the City of Joy features at the bottom of the list in both the quarters.

Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur, on the other hand, tops the category where the index ranks cities with population numbers spanning between 1 and 10 lakh.

While Bhopal and Surat were the second and third rankers in the over-10 lakh category in Q1, those positions were occupied by Rajkot and Navi Mumbai in Q2.  

In the 1-10 lakh category, the national capital’s New Delhi Municipal Corporation areas and Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur have been ranked second and third, respectively, in Q1, while Chandrapur and Khargone obtained those positions in Q2. Several West Bengal and Bihar cities have been placed at the bottom of the index in this category.

In the overall ranking, Indore stayed at the top spot in both the quarters, while Bihar’s Sithmadhi and Karnataka’s Chikmagalur were ranked at the bottom of the list in Q1 and Q2, respectively.  

Tamil Nadu’s St. Thomas, UP’s Jansi and the national capital's Delhi Cantt were ranked the top three cleanest cantonment areas in Q1. In Q2, the Delhi, Jalandhar and Jansi occupied the top positions in that order.

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Category (based on population)

Ranking (Q2)


More than 10 lakh



More than 10 lakh



More than 10 lakh



Between 1 and 10 lakh



More than 10 lakh


Greater Mumbai

More than 10 lakh



Between 1 and 10 lakh



More than 10 lakh


Source: Swachh Survekshan League 2020

(With inputs from Housing.com News)


Last Updated: Thu Jan 02 2020

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