Swachh Survekshan Rankings 2017 is out . It was announced by Union Urban Development Minister Shri Venkaiah Naidu .Around 37 lakh citizens submitted their responses. The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of India.Last year’s survey ranked 73 cities across the country in which 1 lakh citizens had given their feedback.The cleanliness survey was carried out during January and February.
Cities were evaluated on five parameters – waste collection, solid-waste management, construction of toilets, sanitation strategies and behavior change communication.
The rankings are based on the data provided by municipal corporations, independent assessors and feedback from people. In all, 3.7 million citizens participated in the exercise.India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh is also the dirtiest. Fifty of the 62 of its cities that were surveyed ranked below 300.
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