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Swachh Survekshan 2018 - Indore the cleanest city

The results for Swachh Survekshan 2018 have been announced by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri.


  • Indore has retained its title of being India's cleanest city for second consecutive year.
  • Bhopal and Chandigarh have been ranked as the second and third cleanest city respectively.
  • The survey assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies, as compared to the 434 cities covered in 2017 and 73 cities covered in the Swachh Survekshan 2016 and.
  • According to the survey report, Vijayawada is cleanest among big cities having more than one million population while Mysuru has emerged as the cleanest among cities with population of three lakh to one million.
  • As per this year’s survey, Jharkhand has become the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
  • Around 2133 cities and urban local bodies have been certified as ODF (Open Defecation Free).
  • In this year’s survey, a substantial weightage was given to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in 2014. Every year, cities and towns across India are Awarded with the title of 'Swachh Cities' on the basis of their cleanliness and sanitation drive as a part of the Abhiyan.

Expected Questions


Which is the 1st pan India sanitation survey to assess sanitation levels of the towns and cities of India?
Swachh Survekshan 2018

Which city has been declared as the cleanest city as per Swachh Survekshan 2018?
Indore, MP

According to the Swachh Survekshan 2018, which is India’s best city in Solid Waste Management?
Navi Mumbai

Which state has become the best performing state as per the survey?
Jharkhand

When was the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched?
2014

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