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Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023:

Surat and Indore were jointly adjudged India’s cleanest cities as per the Centre’s annual Swachh Survekshan city cleanliness rankings for 2023.

  • Navi Mumbai secured third place.
  • The Union Housing Ministry confers the Swachh Sarvekshan cleanliness awards, initiated under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Key ranking parameters include:
    • Citizen feedback evaluations
    • Field assessments of sanitation indicators
    • The state governments provide updated data, validated via household surveys and on-ground visits. Additional factors like safety gear for waste workers also get incorporated.
  • The yearly surveying initiative started with assessing 73 major cities in 2016. Currently over 4,400 towns participate.
  • Around 12 crore citizen feedbacks were incorporated this round.
  • The 2023 updated list of top ten cleanest cities above 1 lakh population also features Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Vijayawada, Delhi, Tirupati, Hyderabad and Pune.

Statewise and Category Winners:

  • Maharashtra topped the state ranks, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Smaller cities Sasvad, Lonavala and Patan secured the top three cleanliness positions.
  • Mhow Cantonment Board was rated the cleanest cantonment.
  • Varanasi and Prayagraj won top Ganga town awards.
  • Chandigarh was honored as the safest city for sanitation staff. West Bengal municipalities ranked last across all zones.