In Swachh Sarvekshan 2016 Mysuru Declared as Cleanest City


In terms of cleanliness Mysuru city from Karnataka has been ranked first for second time among the 73 surveyed cities in Swachh Sarvekshan 2016. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has announced this during the Swachh Survekshan 2016 award function at New Delhi.

Key facts:

The Quality Council of India (QCI) has conducted the rankings of the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2016 as part of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ to measure degree the impact of efforts under Swachh Bharat Mission for solid waste management, construction of toilets and service delivery level.

Cities are measured with total marks of 2000 and categorized as

  • 70%: categorized as Leaders (15 cities).
  • 60%-70%: categorized as Aspiring Leaders (20 cities)
  • 50%-60%: cities need to accelerate their efforts.
  • 50%: categorized as Slow Movers (need to work harder to improve sanitation. )

Top 10 cities are:

  • Mysore (1st rank),
  • Chandigarh (2nd),
  • Tiruchirappalli (3rd),
  • Delhi (4th),
  • Visakhapatnam (5th),
  • Surat (6th),
  • Rajkot (7th),
  • Gangtok (8th),
  • Pimpri-Chinchwad (9th)
  • Greater Mumbai (10th).

10 Least clean cities:

  • Dhanbad (73rd),
  • Asansol (72nd),
  • Itanagar (71st),
  • Patna (70th),
  • Meerut (69th),
  • Raipur (68th),
  • Ghaziabad (67th),
  • Jamshedpur (66th),
  • Varanasi (65th)
  • Kalyan Dombivili (64th).


The Union Urban Development ministry has conducted first Swachh Survekshan Survey in 2014 for 476 cities and municipalities which have a population of over 1, 00, 000. The government has set a target of building one crore individual household toilets and over 2.5 lakh community toilet seats up to 2nd October, 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 16, 2016