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2021 Swachh Survekshan Awards Details

President Ram Nath Kovind
presented the Swachh Survekshan
Awards 2021 at the Swachh Amrit
Mahotsav organised by the Ministry
of Housing and Urban Affairs in New
Delhi on November 20, 2021.
Indore has been adjudged as the
cleanest city of India for the fifth
consecutive year. The cities are ranked
based on three parameters, which are
SLP, certifications and citizen’s voice.

List of Award-winning Cities
✹Cleanest city – Indore
✹Cleanest Ganga town – Varanasi
✹Cleanest State (with more than 100
urban local bodies)- Chhattisgarh
✹Cleanest State (with less than 100
urban local bodies)- Jharkhand
✹Cleanest City (with less than one
lakh population) – Vita city of
✹Cleanest small city (1-3 lakh
population) – New Delhi Municipal
✹ Cleanest medium city (3-10 lakh
population) – Noida
✹Cleanest big city’ (10-40 lakh
population) – Navi Mumbai
✹Cleanest cantonment board –
Ahmedabad cantonment
✹Cleanest district Surat
✹ Fastest Mover small city
Hoshangawad, Madhya Pradesh
✹Best Small City in Citizens’
Feedback – Triputi, Maharashtra
✹Top city in Safaimitra Suraksha
Challenge- Navi Mumbai

New Category
Prerak Daaur Samman‘ is a new
performance category introduced
under SS 2021, five cities – Indore,
Surat, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi
Municipal Council and Tirupati were
categorized as ‘Divya’ (Platinum).

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About the Survey

✲ Swachh Survekshan is an annual
survey of cleanliness, hygiene and
sanitation in cities and towns across
✲It was launched as part of the
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which
aimed to make India clean and free
of open defecation.
✲Ministry of Housing and Urban
Affairs ranks all cities under Swachh
Bharat Mission- Urban (SBM-U)
with Quality Council of India (QCI)
as its implementation partner.
✲The first survey was undertaken in
2016 and covered 73 cities; by 2020
the survey had grown to cover 4242
cities and was said to be the largest
cleanliness survey in the world.