The list of 20 cleanest cities in India is out. Like every year, in the Swach Survekshan 2020 awards ceremony Indian cities that were adjudged cleanest in 2020 were announced. Indore has topped the charts for the fourth consecutive year, proudly claiming the first spot of being the cleanest city in India. Let’s take a look at the list of 20 cleanest cities in India below.
Top 20 Cleanest Cities of India
1. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Proper garbage disposal, waste segregation and conversion of waste to useful products like fuel and compost helped Indore rise above all other Indian cities and grab the top position. The largest and most populous city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore ranked 149 in 2014 in cleanliness ranking, but due to political and administrative will, it now proudly holds the “cleanest city of India” title for the fourth consecutive year!
2. Surat, Gujarat
Gujarat’s cleanest city, Surat, ranks second in the list of cleanest cities in India 2020 as per the Swach Survekshan results. One of the fastest-growing cities with the help of its Municipal body has transformed completely from a garbage-strewn mess to becoming the 2nd cleanest city in India in 2020.
Navi Mumbai is the 3rd cleanest city in India and one of the cleanest cities in Maharashtra. Although it bagged the 7th position in last year’s rankings, Navi Mumbai has improved its position and claimed the 3rd position in the country.
4. Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh
Ambikapur, one of the oldest cities in India, has also made it to the list of 20 cleanest cities in India 2020. The city has no dumping yards and is able to generate good income by recycling the waste. It also has put in sincere efforts in segregating at least 90% of the waste generated on a daily basis.
5. Mysore, Karnataka
Karnataka’s cleanest city also ranks 5th in the list of top 20 cleanest cities in India 2020. Once ranking on top for 2 consecutive years, Mysuru still continues its pledge to stay clean and generate minimum waste. The zero-waste plant workers ensure to segregate all the household waste into different categories which is why the city has consistently stayed a recurring name in the list of cleanest cities in India.
6. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Vijaywada bags the fourth position in the list of cleanest cities in India, and Andhra Pradesh outclasses other states and joins the list of cleans states in India. With a population of more 10 lakh, Vijayawada has indeed invested well in converting the city into a clean one and also ranking well on the 2020 list of cleanest cities in India.
7. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Although ranking 7th in the list of cleanest cities in India, it has grabbed the top spot for the category of cleanest cities with a population of over 40 lakh. Like other cities, even Ahmedabad has put in considerable efforts to create awareness about waste segregation which has been helping the city manage its waste efficiently. Such a step has lead to frequent featuring of Ahmedabad in Swach Survekshan list of cleanest cities in India.
8. New Delhi, Delhi
New Delhi has grabbed the 8th spot in the Swach Survekshan 2020 list of cleanest cities in India. The commendable efforts of the NDMC has aided New Delhi to climb up the list and secure the 8th spot. Although infamously known for being a polluted city, the efforts of this body has helped New Delhi find a place in this list.
9. Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Another city in Maharashtra, Chandrapur has also been named one of the cleanest cities in India 2020 list by Swach Survekshan. It has secured the 9th position.
10. Khargone, Madhya Pradesh
Another city from the state of Madhya Pradesh, Khargone, has caught the limelight for being one of the cleanest cities in India as announced by Swach Survekshan 2020 results. Khargone was awarded 5158.36 points and ranks 10th in the list.
11. Rajkot, Gujarat
Like Ahmedabad and Surat, another city from Gujarat has also bagged a position in the Swach Survekshan 2020 list of cleanest cities in India. Efficient garbage-management is the major reason why these (comparatively) small cities in terms of population are now scoring high and ranking well in terms of cleanliness.
12. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh has outshined other states that were frequently ranking well in the list of cleanest states in India and it’s no surprise to see another city from Andhra bag a spot in cleanest cities in India 2020 list. Tirupati is another city that ranks 12th according to Swach Survekshan 2020 list. Home to Lord Balaji, it welcomes lakhs of people each day for darshan. Indeed Tirupati has made the impossible, possible!
13. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Jamshedpur is also one of the cleanest cities in India in 2020. The city that’s largely maintained by the Tatas has grabbed the 13th position. Like Indore, Jamshedpur as a city with a population under 10 lakhs has ranked in the top 15 positions. The cleanliness and hygiene aspects in Jamshedpur have improved drastically over the years making it frequently well-ranked city as per the Swach Survekshan survey.
14. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Another city from Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is also adjudged one of the cleanest cities in India in the Swach Survekshan list for this year. Good dedication, public support and sincere efforts of the municipal corporation has helped Bhopal secure a top spot in the cleanest cities list.
15. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Gandhinagar, a beautiful and serene city of Gujarat has bagged the 15th position in the list of cleanest cities in India 2020. Home to Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhinagar is a great example of technologically advanced and clean city in India.
Although Chandigarh has missed a sweet spot in the top 10 cleanest cities of India 2020, it still managed to secure a position in the top 20 list. The city that is popularly called a well-planned city has also managed to maintain good cleanliness standards and received a score of 4970.07.
17. Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
The second most populous city of Chhattisgarh has surprisingly secured a place in the Swach Survekshan rankings.
18. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
If anyone, Ujjain must sincerely thank the transgenders or kinnars for their relentless efforts of transforming the city into a clean and liveable one. The members of this community created door-to-door awareness of adopting a cleaner lifestyle and also keeping the environment clean. Their efforts lead Ujjain to procure a spot in the list of 20 cleanest cities in India 2020 declared by the cleanliness survey.
19. Nashik, Maharashtra
Nashik has slumped down a couple of positions in the cleanliness ranking but still has managed to be included in the list of cleanest cities in India 2020. The city is now striving to regain its position and climb atop in the cleanliness survey rankings.
20. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
The city won the “Swachhata Excellence awards 2019″ which indicates that the rapidly growing industrial city also focuses on the cleanliness aspect. This time Raigarh has also featured in the Swach Survekshan list of cleanest cities in India 2020. Hope the city keeps up the vibe and gets voted to the top spot someday!
This is the list of top 20 cleanest cities in India 2020 as per the Swach Survekshan survey results.