Swachh Survekshan 2021: Hyderabad awarded 'Best Self Sustainable Mega City'; judged 37th cleanest city in India

For the fifth consecutive year, Indore was awarded the title of India's cleanest city under Swachh Survekshan, while Surat and Vijayawada bagged the second and third spots, respectively.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  20 Nov 2021 12:10 PM GMT
Swachh Survekshan 2021: Hyderabad awarded Best Self Sustainable Mega City;  judged 37th cleanest city in India

Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has been ranked 37th among the cleanest cities in the country, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2021 report.

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For the fifth consecutive year, Indore was awarded the title of India's cleanest city under Swachh Survekshan, while Surat and Vijayawada bagged the second and third spots, respectively.

Tirupati was ranked the eighth cleanest city while Visakhapatnam was in 24th place. In the category '10 lakh and above population', out of 48 cities, Visakhapatnam ranked ninth while Hyderabad ranked 13th. In the category 'between one lakh and 10 lakh population', Tirupati ranked third while Karimnagar ranked 74th.

Hyderabad has also been awarded the title of the 'Best Self Sustainable Mega City' in the category 'more than 40 lakh population'. The city won the title as it focused on decentralized waste management and won the ministry of housing and urban affairs' (MoHUA) Water Plus, the first urban local body in Telangana to achieve this feat. The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), launched by MoHUA in 2014, provides certification to cities in categories ranging from open defecation free (ODF), ODF+, ODF++, and Water Plus.




The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the awards at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan. As many as 4,320 cities participated in the 2021 edition of the survey.

Varanasi emerged as the 'Best Ganga Town' while Ahmedabad Cantonment won the title of 'India's Cleanest Cantonment', followed by Meerut Cantonment and Delhi Cantonment. Secunderabad Cantonment ranked seventh.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh, for the third consecutive year, emerged as the 'Cleanest State' in the category of 'more than 100 Urban Local Bodies' while Jharkhand, for the second time, won the cleanest state award in the 'less than 100 ULBs category'. Andhra Pradesh ranked fifth while Telangana ranked 10th out of 13 states in the 'more than 100 Urban Local Bodies' category.

Under the Prerak Daaur Samman, a new performance category introduced under Swachh Survekshan 2021, five cities – Indore, Surat, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi Municipal Council, and Tirupati - were categorized as 'Divya' (Platinum).


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