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Swachh Sarvekshan-2016 - Union Minister releases ranking list in the country

Monday, February 15, 2016
New Delhi/Vijayawada

The Union Government today released the list of 73 cleanest cities in the country under Swachh Sarvekshan-2016 with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they are. Incidentally, Visakhapatnam took the fifth place in the list. A nationwide survey was conducted by the Urban Development ministry to know the significant improvement over the situation in 2014. The cities were ranked on their performance on each of the components of Swachh Bharat Mission.

The top ten clean cities are:

  • Mysuru (Karnataka)(1)
  • Chandigarh(2)
  • Tiruchiraplli (Tamil Nadu)(3)
  • New Delhi(4)
  • Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)(5)
  • Surat (Gujarat)(6)
  • Rajkot (Gujarat)(7)
  • Gangtok (Sikkim)(8)
  • Pimpri Chinchwad (Maharashtra)(9)
  • Greater Mumbai (Maharashtra)(10)


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