Government of India Honors 15 Cities for Cleanliness

M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Swachh Survekshan awards in New Delhi on February 15, 2016
M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Swachh Survekshan awards in New Delhi on February 15, 2016

Fifteen cities from across the country were today felicitated by the Indian government for their good work in different areas of sanitation.

Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu presented trophies and mementos to these cities after announcing the results of ‘Swachh Sarvekshan-2016’ for their efforts to improve sanitation in respective cities.

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Details of the awardees are :




Overall best performing city


Best performer in North Zone and Best in Citizen feedback category


Best performer in behavior change communication

New Delhi Municipal


Best performer among Smart Cities and Best in Service Level Status


Best Performer in South Zone and Best in Independent Observation Category


Best Performer in West Zone


Best performer in door-to-door collection and transportation of Solid waste and sweeping


Best performer in North-East and Best performer among capitals

Pimpri Chindwad

Best performer among satellite cities

Greater Mumbai

Best Performer among mega cities


Top mover in North Zone (improved the rank by maximum number)


Top mover in West Zone


Top mover in South Zone


Top mover in East Zone


Top mover in North-East

Venkaiah Naidu announced that all the 500 cities each with a population of one lakh and above will be surveyed for cleanliness every year and a Rolling Trophy will be presented to the best performer.

States will also be advised to rank cities so as to honour the best performing city in respective states and each urban local body to similarly identify the best ward in respect of sanitation.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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