Swachh Survekshan

Cities are the engines of growth and urban India contribute to about 70% of country’s GDP.
For cities to continue their contribution and provide quality of life to citizens, urban cleanliness is of central importance.

In order to foster a healthy competition between cities for improving cleanliness standards, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) started the “Swachh Survekshan” survey, ranking of cities on cleanliness and other aspects of urban sanitation, in 2016 which ranked 73 cities across the country. On the same lines, MoUD has initiated “Swachh Survekshan” 2017 which will conduct a survey to rank 500 cities of India.

The performance evaluation of the Swachh survekshan is conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body established by Government of India in 1997 for Quality assurance in all spheres of activities including Governance.


“Swachh Survekshan” survey in 2017 will rank 500 cities across the country based on urban sanitation.

How the cities are ranked?

Area of Evaluation

Waste collection, Sweeping and Transportation
MSW-Processing and Disposal
ODF / Toilets
Information, Education and Behaviour Change
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