Bhubaneswar bags Top Mover (East Zone) award in Swachh Sarvekshan results announced today. In the list of 73 cities, Bhubaneswar ranked 24th and Cuttack 59th.
Mysore, Chandigarh and Tiruchirapalli are the cleanest cities in India. As the survey conducted in 73 cities with 10 lakh and above population is being called, has revealed that cities in south and east India have taken better to the Swachh Bharat Mission than cities in north and west India.
The first survey had been conducted in 2014 before the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in October 2014. Even then the 476-city survey had thrown up Mysuru as the winner.
A comparative analysis of the two successive surveys has shown that four cities have improved their ranks to break into top 10 in 2016. These include Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot and Gangtok. These cities have pushed down Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Nashik, which had finished in the top 10 in 2014.
Dhanbad has been found the dirtiest city by the survey.