Indore cleanest city of India, Biharsharif of Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): If Indore of Madhya Pradesh has been ranked as the cleanest city in India Biharsharif, which is ranked much below (147), is the cleanest in Bihar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, ranked 32 nationally, is the cleanest city of UP, while Gonda in the same state has been ranked the dirtiest among 434 cities/towns of India.
According to a government survey, whose results were announced by Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday, Bhopal, another city from MP has been ranked second while Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Surat in Gujarat third and fourth cleanest cities.
Incidentally, cities in West Bengal have not been ranked as the Mamata Banerjee government did not participate in the Swachh Survekshan. This is so notwithstanding the fact that Kolkata and other cities of the state, witnessed marked improvement in recent years.
Mysuru in Karnataka, which topped the list in the 2015 survey, has slipped to fifth position in the list while Tiruchirapally in Tamil Nadu gets the sixth rank, followed by New Delhi Municipal Council at seventh.
The survey said four of the dirtiest cities are from UP, two each from Bihar and Punjab and one each from Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.
The survey shows that Jharkhand and Chattisgarh have emerged as the best performing states in Swachh Survekshan while UP and Bihar remain the biggest concerns.
Fifty of the 62 cities/towns surveyed in UP are ranked 305 and below among all. UP’s 41 cities and towns are among the
bottom 100 cities.
Nineteen of Bihar’s 27 cities and towns surveyed are ranked beyond 300. The survey shows 15 of these 27 cities are among the bottom 100.