To encouraging cities to improve urban sanitation, Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) had conducted a ‘Swachh Survekshan-2016’ survey for the rating of 73 cities in January 2016. In a bid to scale up the coverage of the ranking exercise and encourage towns and cities to actively implement mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner, MoUD now proposes to conduct its second survey to rank 500 cities (with a population of 1 lakh and above) under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).
The objective of the survey is to encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in. Additionally, the survey also intends to foster a spirit of healthy competition among towns and cities to improve their service delivery to citizens, towards creating cleaner cities.
The below list is the previous top 20 ranking of cities.