Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan when he came to power in 2014. The program emphasizes the benefits of cleanliness in anyone’s life. Yesterday, Modi released the cleanliness ranking of the municipalities after conducting the survey named ‘Swachh Survekshan’.

According to the latest survey, West Bengal emerged as the dirtiest with seven municipal areas making it to the list of dirtiest municipalities in the country. One municipality from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha also made it to the list. West Bengal has participated in the survey for the first time. Last year, Gonda in Uttar Pradesh was named the dirtiest municipal. However, it has improved its rank quite impressively, as it jumps to 228. The survey was conducted in a total of 4,203 municipal areas.

Coming to the cleanest cities in the country, Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh retained their top spot from last year. Chandigarh, Pune and Vijayawada showed considerable jump and made it to the top 10. Chandigarh jumped to number 3rd from last year’s 11th. NDMC also jumped to 4th as compared to their 7th position in last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi also took a decent jump and secured the 29th position as compared to 32nd rank from last year.

Top 10 Cleanest Cities:

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Chandigarh

New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Maysuru, Karnataka

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Pune, Maharashtra

Top 10 Dirtiest Cities:

Bhadreswar, West Bengal

Bankura, West Bengal

Simari Bakhtiyarpur, Bihar

Champandi, West Bengal

Bansberia, West Bengal

Chandbali, Odisha

Khardah, West Bengal

Bidyabati, West Bengal

Panihati, West Bengal

Khoda Makanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Our Prime Minister Modi is pretty confident that we can make our country clean pretty soon. He said, “During the past four years, we have built more than 8.3 crore toilets in rural and urban areas”

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