Swacch Surveskshan 2018: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are Top 3 cleanest cities of India

Swacch Surveskshan 2018 assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies, up from 73 ULBs covered in 2016 and 434 ULBs covered in 2017.

Created On: May 18, 2018 08:28 ISTModified On: May 18, 2018 08:37 IST
Swacch Surveskshan 2018: Indore is the cleanest city of India

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Puri on May 16, 2018 released the results of the Swacch Surveskshan 2018. Indore has emerged as the cleanest city again in India for second year in a row.

Indore and Bhopal have managed to retain their positions as the top 2 cleanest cities, as that of previous year.

List of national level awardees



India's Cleanest City - No. 1

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

India's Cleanest City - No.2

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

India's Cleanest City - No.3


India's Cleanest big City

Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh

India's Fastest Mover big City

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

India's Best City in Citizens Feedback

Kota, Rajasthan

India's Best City in Innovation & Best Practices

Nagpur, Maharashtra

India's Best City in Solid Waste Management

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

India's Cleanest Medium City

Mysuru, Karnataka

India's Fastest Mover Medium City

Bhiwandi, Maharashtra

India's Cleanest Small City

New Delhi Municipal Council

India's 'Fastest Mover' Small City

Bhusawal, Maharashtra

Cleanest State Capital

Greater Mumbai, Maharashtra

Fastest Mover State Capital

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Best State Capital in Citizens Feedback

Ranchi, Jharkhand

Best State Capital in Innovation & Best Practices

Panaji, Goa

Best State Capital in Solid Waste Management

Greater Hyderabad, Telangana

Key highlights

• Chandigarh was ranked as the third cleanest city, moving up from Rank 11 in 2017.

• Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad was named as the fastest moving big city of the Swachh Survekshan 2018, moving up to Rank 36 from the previous 351 in 2017.

• Jharkhand was declared as the best performing state, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

• In terms of sanitation coverage, around 2133 cities and urban local bodies have been certified as ODF and 2679 cities have self-declared themselves as ODF and await certification.

Who organised the cleanliness survey?

• The Swachh Survekshan 2018 was organised by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) with an aim to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.

• This cleanliness survey was undertaken by 2700 assessors between January 4 to March 10, 2018.  

• The survey assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies, up from 73 cities covered in the Swachata Sarvekshan 2016 and 434 cities covered in 2017.


Component Wise Weightage

 Swacch Surveskshan 2018


This year, citizens played a key role in the survey.  Higher weightage was given on citizen feedback alongwith direct observation by assessors on the performance parameters of Swachhta by their local bodies.

The component wise weightage for Swachh Survekshan 2018 had a shift from Swachh Survekshan 2017 weightages.


How the data was collected?

The data for ranking the cities under the Swachh Survekshan was collected from 3 sources:

• Service Level Progress:  This component was chosen with an aim to verify whether Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in the most efficient way.

• Direct Observation:  Assessors made random field visits in different parts of the city and public conveniences to verify general cleanliness in the cities.

• Citizens Feedback:  Feedback was directly collected from citizens and performance of Swachhata App was monitored.


Swachh Survekshan 2018 in a nutshell

Total number of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) assessed


Number of citizens feedback collected

37.66 lakhs

Number of people who downloaded Swachhata App

53.58 lakhs

Complaints filed by citizens on Swachhata App

1.18 crores

Complaints resolved by ULBs and conveyed through App

1.13 crores

Cleanest City


Cleanest state capital


Best-Performing State


Cleanest cantonment

Delhi Cantt



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