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Swach Bharat: Cleanest cities of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, or Clean India Mission, in October 2014, with the aim to eradicate open defecation, build 1.1 million toilets and clean up public places, among other things.

Government released the result of #swachhsurvekshan on 15th February 2016 which used data from 25 teams of surveyors who visited 42 locations in each city, including railway and bus stations, religious places, markets, residential areas and toilet complexes. The survey teams took more than 3,066 photos. Here’s the list of Cleanest Cities in India in 2016:


One of the very few planned cities of the country and capital to two states Haryana and Punjab, Chandigarh is also known as one of the most livable cities of India. As per data available with the Ministry of Urban Development, Chandigarh ranks as cleanest city of India. By 2016, civic administration of the city is also aiming for it to become first solar city.


A city located on the banks of the Kaveri river in Tamil Nadu. Tiruchirappalli, this city's history goes back to 3rd century BC. Even after being the fourth most populous city of the state, it is one of the cleanest cities of the country, India.


This area in the capital city of India is one of those places which are fast becoming a role model for those wanting to keep their cities, localities clean. It is due to the effort of local administration and the armed forces who populate this area that this has been made possible


Diamond city Surat, previously known as Suryapur is in Gujrat state. Surat is also called the city of flyovers. Now this city has added another feather to its cap of being one of the cleanest cities in India.


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