UPSC IAS Prelim exam: Facts about Swachh Survekshan – 2017

Latest current affairs and GK are vital for UPSC IAS Examination. It is significant for UPSC IAS Prelims as well as mains exam. Recently the government has released the Swachh Survekshan – 2017 report. Here we are giving the facts about Swachh Survekshan – 2017 report.

The Prime Minister had launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a cleaning mission in connection with Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. To monitor the performance of each state a survey was conducted. Swachh Survekshan-2017 was appointed by the Ministry of Urban Development during January – February 2017. It is aimed at apprehending the improvement in sanitation scenario, mainly based on making the cities and towns Open Defecation Free and development in treating of municipal solid waste.

The survey was carried out in 434 cities across the country. The criteria and weightages for various components of sanitation related aspects used for the Survey are:

  • Strategy for Open Defecation Free town and Integrated Solid Waste Management
  • Education, Information, and Behavior Change Communication activity
  • Door to door Collection, Sweeping, Collection and Transportation
  • Treating and Disposal of Solid Waste
  • Public and Community Toilet Facility
  • Individual Toilets

Top 10 cities according to Swachh Survekshan – 2017

  1. Indore
  2. Bhopal
  3. Visakhapatnam
  4. Surat
  5. Mysuru
  6. Tiruchirapally
  7. New Delhi Municipal Council
  8. Navi Mumbai
  9. Vadodara
  10. Chandigarh

The last 10 cities according to Swachh Survekshan – 2017

  • Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) (434th place) Last place
  • Bhusawal (Maharashtra)
  • Bagaha (Bihar)
  • Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Katihar (Bihar)
  • Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Muktsar (Punjab)
  • Abohar (Punjab)
  • Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Khurja (Uttar Pradesh)

Other rankings at National Level

  • Fastest Mover Big City: Faridabad in Haryana
  • Fastest Mover Medium City: Rewa in Madhya Pradesh
  • Fastest Mover Small City: Khargone in Madhya Pradesh
  • Cleanest Medium City: Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
  • Cleanest Small City: Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh

Zone wise Best cities

Category South Zone North Zone East Zone West Zone
Cleanest Big City Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu New Delhi Jamshedpur, Jharkhand Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Cleanest Medium City Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh Karnal, Haryana Bhilainagar, Chhattisgarh Ujjain, M.P.
Cleanest Small City Suryapet, Telangana Leh, Jammu and Kashmir Chas, Jharkhand Navsari, Gujarat
Fastest Moving Big City Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Varanasi Bhubaneswar, Odisha Gwalior, M.P.
Fastest Moving Medium City Ongole, Andhra Pradesh Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh Rourkela, Odisha Sagar, M.P.
Fastest Moving Small City Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh Ferozpur, Punjab Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh
Category North East Zone
Cleanest Big City Gangtok, Sikkim (Cleanest State Capital)
Cleanest Medium City Nagaon, Assam (Overall outside capital cities)
Fastest Moving Big City Aizwal, Mizoram (Overall)

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