Visakhapatnam Ranks Third Out Of 434 Cities

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Vizag in Swachh Survekshan 2018

Visakhapatnam ranks third out of the survey conducted on 434 cities in the country. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced today that Indore in Madya Pradesh is the cleanest city in India, followed by Bhopal in Madya Pradesh and Visakhapatnam ranking third.


The list of 25 cleanest cities of India was put together as a part of the Modi government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, aka the Clean India Mission. The cities were ranked as part of the same based on 37 lakh votes cast.

Gonda in Uttar Pradesh was found the dirtiest and the New Delhi Municipal Council area slipped to seventh position. Visakhapatnam rose from fifth position to third this year, while Mysuru that topped the list last year dropped to fifth place this year.

Addressing the Swachh Survekshan 2017 function in New Delhi, Venkaiah Naidu praised Gujarat and added that it has done well this year. MP and Jharkhand were also found to have improved their cleanliness levels. He stated, “Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are the movers and shakers of the ongoing drive.”

The criteria for ranking is based on attainability of infrastructure, hygiene via domestic and community toilets, and also dispensation of municipal hard leftover. This was the second edition of the survey conducted to map cleanliness in the country. Making the country clean by 2019 is the endgame for PM Modi via this mission. Andhra Pradesh contains multiple cities that scored well on the survey.

Swachh Survekshan Rankings
Rank 2017 Survey 2016 Survey
1 Indore Mysuru
2 Bhopal Chandigarh
3 Visakhapatnam Tiruchirapalli
4 Surat New Delhi
5 Mysuru Visakhapatnam
6 Tiruchirapalli Surat
7 New Delhi Rajkot
8 Navi Mumbai Gangtok
9 Tirupati Pimpri-Chinchwad
10 Vadodara Mumbai
11 Chandigarh Pune
12 Ujjain Navi Mumbai
13 Pune Vadodara
14 Ahmedabad Ahmedabad
15 Ambikapur Imphal
16 Coimbatore Panaji
17 Khargone Thane
18 Rajkot Coimbatore
19 Vijaywada Hyderabad
20 Gandhinagar Nagpur
21 Jabalpur Bhopal
22 Hyderabad Allahabad
23 Sagar Vijayawada
24 Murwara (Katni) Bhubaneshwar
25 Navsari Indore
26 Vapi Madurai
27 Gwalior Shimla
28 Warangal Lucknow
29 Mumbai Jaipur
30 Suryapet Gwalior


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  1. Great work Vizag, Aim for 1st Rank in Next Year………..
    All the very best and Become an IT promotor like Banglore and become a Beach Boy like Goa and become a God place like Tirupathi and become a fin-tech valley like Mumbai …

    So become the best city in India and make Modi Ji Dream come true by Make in India like Make in Vizag.

    All the Very Very Best and grown as soon as faster you can.

    Best Regards
    Vijay Kumar

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