Here are the top 10 cleanest cities in India you should know about. In the year 2014, our honorable prime minister Mr. Narendre Modi started the initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) therefore, today let’s see about how well the mission has worked for us.
The winner of the cleanest city in India in Indore, an elegant city that, lies in Madhya Pradesh. What is remarkable is the fact that Indore has bagged this position the fourth time in the year 2020. Even though Indore is the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh, its citizen and government body had made it possible. The government is continuously creating awareness among their people therefore almost 100% of people are segregating their waste at their home itself.
The runner up here is Surat, this city is situated, in Gujarat. Surat’s journey towards cleanliness begun when it got struck by a terrible plague in 1994. It took them a while but, the city has literally transformed itself from a garbage-strewn mess to the second-most cleanest city in India. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) had a very integral role to play here. The SMC is not only one of the oldest in the country, but they are even known to be the most professionally-run civic bodies.
For those who don’t know, Navi Mumbai is Mumbai’s satellite town, which has literally jumped from its seventh position to becoming the third-cleanest city in the country. It is the cleanest city in Maharashtra, here too, the award is bagged by the efforts of the citizens of Navi Mumbai, besides conservancy workers and civic workers. But the city still isn’t satisfied since they wish to bag the first position. Navi Mumbai is said to generate 700 tonnes of waste per day, and as of now, 60 percent of the families segregates waste.
Ambikapur is the city in the state of Chattisgarh. This city is said to generate 45 metric tons of solid waste every day, out of which 90% of which is segregated, through a decentralized waste management model. The city is even known for having no landfills and has been declared a zero-waste city. The best initiative of the city is its Garbage cafe, which is one of its kind. Here they feed food to the poor and homeless free of cost.
Mysore is the city located in the southern region in the state of Karnataka. Mysore is one of the major tourist hotspots in the country therefore, it has to be clean to attract more amount of people. Here both the citizens and civic bodies are known for working hand in hand to achieve their goal of cleanliness. Here the citizens are extremely conscious about segregating their waste, making the task of the municipal corporation very easy. The city is still working on the various aspects were they seem to be lacking.
Vijayawada is the city that lies in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is known to be producing 550 tonnes of solid waste per day. This city uses modern technology for various tasks such as lifting garbage, cleaning roads, and desolation of the drainage system. The citizens too, play a major role by segregating their waste, in their homes itself. They even use social media to spread awareness, which has helped a lot.
Ahmedabad is the beautiful city that lies in the state of Gujarat, near the banks of the Sabarmati River. This city is even the home to many malls, multiplexes, educational institutions, hospitals, multinational companies, and much more. This city has various provisions for clean and well maintained public toilets throughout the city. The other provisions include Door-to-door garbage collection, segregation of dry and wet waste, reduction in the use of single-use plastic, Recycling waste, and decomposing the green waste, in the gardens itself.
8. New Delhi
New Delhi, the capital of our country, personally I do feel a bit bad by seeing our capital on such a lower position on the list. But the city hasn’t stopped its efforts as of yet! In Delhi, there is 100% door-to-door waste and garbage collection and also recycling of waste. The waste here isn’t transferred to landfill instead, it is incinerated, to produce power. The schools throughout the city are provided, with sanitary napkins vending machines, which is a very unique initiative.
Chandrapur is the city located in the state of Maharashtra which, has a population of around 3.7 lakhs. This city is titled as a geological museum and has taken up some fantastic provisions. Solid waste including, industrial waste, medical waste, and electronic waste, and all of these, are amazingly managed. The government even works on the Treatment of sewage water, construction, and demolition waste
The last one up on the list is Khargone, this city is situated, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This city was awarded, with the title of India’s Fastest Moving City, so absolutely a must be the clean city. The city is constantly spreading awareness about reducing the use of plastic and promote the recycling of plastic waste. The management of construction and demolition waste is also handled precisely.