A performance ranking on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of 476 cities in the country, based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices, released by the Ministry of Urban Development placed Mysuru of Karnataka at the top. Apart from Mysuru, 3 more cities from Karnataka namely Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru are in the top 10.
- Among the states West Bengal’s performance was extraordinary as it listed 25 cities in top 100. Prime Minister’s constituency of Varanasi ranks 418. Among state capitals, Bengaluru comes first (number 7 in the list of all cities) and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala was on second (number 8 among all cities). Among the metros, New Delhi Municipal Corporation is at 16th position with the Delhi Cantonment at 15th. Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) came at the bottom at 476th.
- The top 10 ranked cities are Mysore, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala), Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru from Karnataka, Thiruvananthapuram, Halisahar (West Bengal), and Gangtok (Sikkim). Among the top 100, 39 cities from the southern states, 27 from East, 15 from West, 12 from North and 7 from the North-Eastern states. 15 of the 27 capital cities surveyed are among the top 100.
- All the 476 Class-1 cities in 31 states and UTs, each with a population of above 1 lakh were surveyed for assessing total sanitation practices covering a set of parameters including the extent of open defecation, solid waste management, septage management, waste water treatment, drinking water quality, surface water quality of water bodies and mortality due to water born diseases.