Jharkhand was chosen as the best-performing state, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Bhopal has been ranked second and Chandigarh third in the survey at the national level.
Boduppal on the city's outskirts in Ranga Reddy district was titled the best town in the south with the highest percentage of positive citizen feedback on civic amenities. There's no doubt in the fact that our city handsome Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest city in the country as per 2018 survey by bagging the 3rd spot.
Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada was India's Cleanest Big City while the Fastest Mover Big City tag was given to Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, which rose to 32nd place from 356.
Indore was the cleanest city in 2017 as well, but that survey was conducted only for around 430 cities.
If you are wondering which are the "worst-performing cities", in terms of cleanliness, then you have to wait for a while.
The ministry informed that based on performance in Swachh Survekshan-2018, awards will be conferred to 29 cities/cantonment boards at the national level, 20 cities at the zonal level and 3 states having the best performance in urban areas. The survey which was the first pan Indian exercise to assess cleanliness in urban India, surveyed 4,203 cities from January 4 to March 10, 2018. It enhanced the scope to cover a record number of Urban Local Bodies impacting around 40 crore urban citizens by 2700 assessors.
The 2018 survey covered 4,203 such areas. Category-wise assessment of open-defecation free (ODF) progress, collection and transportation of solid waste and processing of solid waste saw their respective weightages being increased in this year Swachchh Survekshan. Citizen feedback taken from 37.66 lakh citizens, who downloaded the Swachhata app, was also taken into consideration while deciding the results which were declared by MHUA Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a press conference on Wednesday. In 2016, the survey was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and the capital city of states or union territories. "It was a conscious decision not to give more than one award to one city".