Mysuru India’s cleanest city, Modi’s Varanasi among dirtiest

The government today released the list of 73 cleanest cities of the country. Cities with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they are.

The “Swachhta Sarvekshan” that covered 73 cities shows, Karnataka’s Mysuru is India’s cleanest city, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency stands among the bottom ten dirtiest cities.

After Mysuru comes Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli , the New Delhi Municipal Council –where 1.5 % of Delhi’s 16.78 million resident live – and Visakhapatnam make up the top five , a nationwide survey by the Urban Development (UD) ministry has found.


Except the NDMC, which is home to the city’s VIPs and is ranked fourth, the rest of Delhi continues to be among India’s dirtiest.

A similar survey in 2014 ranked Mysuru and Tiruchirappali among the five cleanest cities as well.

The other in the dirty list included Dhanbad, Asansol, Patna, Meerut, Raipur, Ghaziabad, Jamshedpur, Kalyan Dombivilli and Itanagar.