Top 10 Cleanest Cities in India, that you can think of moving in!

Who doesn’t love a clean city? A dirty city is always a turn off. Imagine going to a heritage site, and seeing open drains and foul smelling garbage. There is no way you’d want to go back to the place.

Everyone wants their city to be the cleanest. The Government now conducts an annual cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in different cities and towns in India. Recently, we got the results from the 6th edition of Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2021.

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1. Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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Indore was ranked the cleanest city of India for the fifth time in a row.

Safai Mitras (municipal sweepers) are known to stop residents from throwing any garbage on the roads or in public. There have been many social media campaigns against people who have been seen throwing plastic cups in the open.

According to Pratibha Pal, the Municipal Commissioner of the city, it is the consciousness level of the residents along with public involvement, which has helped Indore become the cleanest city in the country.

2. Surat, Gujarat

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Surat is located in the state of Gujarat. It is one of the fastest and most dynamic cities in the state of Gujarat.

Apart from being an economic center, Surat is also one of the cleanest cities in the country. The country is known with names like the “Diamond City”, “Green City” and “Silk City”.

The British landed first in the land of Surat. Along with the Brits, Dutch and Portuguese are known to have established their business centers in the city.

3. Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh

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Chattisgarh is one of the cleanest cities in the country. While people know about Raipur being a clean city, one cannot miss what excellence Ambikapur, a small city in Chattisgarh, has achieved for cleanliness.

Given a 5 star city rating under the Garbage-free city category, Ambikapur has adopted a Mission Clean City, or the “Ambikapur Model” of waste disposal across the state.

The principle of 3Rs – Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, is one of the reasons why Ambikapur did fairly well in the Swachh Survekshan Rankings too.

4. Vita, Maharashtra

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Vita is a city in the district of Sangli, Maharashtra. With a population of less than 1 lac, it is also included in the list of clean cities in the country.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the place is the Revansiddha Temple – a holistic divine temple dedicated to Lord Sri dev Revansiddha.

5. Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

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The third cleanest city in the country, Navi Mumbai has been using the 3Rs like it should.

Navi Mumbai is a clean, lively and a properly planned city.

Flamingos are a major attraction in the town. Hundreds of flamingos descend the wetlands in the area commonly between November and May. In fact, recently a record 1.33 lakh migratory birds were seen, leaving the ping-winged bird watchers thrilled.

6. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

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Vijayawada is one of the biggest cities in Andhra Pradesh, and yet it comes out to be one of the cleanest cities in the whole country. A well-planned settlement, its urban management practices are for other cities to gain insights from.

Some of the most known places to visit in the city are Undavalli Caves, Bhavani Island & Prakasam Barrage.

7. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Known as the “Steel City” of the country, Jamshedpur is also one of the cleanest cities in India. The city is largely maintained by Tata Steel, and its urban infrastructure service provider JUSCO.

In the recent Swachh Survekshan Survey, the city did fairly well in categories like door-to-door garbage collection, and waste conversion. Some of the tourist attractions of Jamshedpur include Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Hudco Lake, and Bhuvaneshwari Temple.

8. Chandigarh, Punjab & Haryana

With a pre-historic past, this planned city is one of the cleanest cities since its inception. In the past, the place where the city was built was a wide lake ringed by a marsh. The land is also known to have settlements from the Harappan times.

9. Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

A well populated and yet a clean city – this is what makes Bilaspur one of the best towns to settle in after retirement. The city is popularly known for an aromatic variant of rice – Doobraj. Apart from this, Bilaspur has many attractions like Bubble Island, Bilasa Taal, Dindeshwari Devi Temple.

10. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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In the Swachh Survekshan Survey, Bhopal was awarded as one of the most self sustainable capital cities in the country.

Along with this, Bhopal was also ranked #3 in the Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge. The major component of the challenge was manual scavenging and sewer cleaning.

With historical landmarks, lakes, religious places, and other archaeological wonders, the city is one of the most clean cities in the country.

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