NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities


The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), indeed the cleanest part of Delhi, has ranked 16th in the Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Urban Municipalities in India. According to the Ministry of Urban Developed, which carried out this ranking, Mysore (in Karnataka) has won the First Rank followed by Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) and Navi Mumbai.

The Swacch Bharat Rankings are based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in the cities of India. The city of Mysore leads the cities with minimal open defecation and extensive adoption of solid waste management practices. The top 10 Ranking cities are as follows:

  1. Mysore (Karnataka)
  2. Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  4. Kochi (Kerala)
  5. Hassan (Karnataka)
  6. Mandya (Karnataka)
  7. Bengaluru (Karnataka)
  8. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  9. Halisahar (West Bengal)
  10. Gangtok (Sikkim)

Interestingly, the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) has Ranked 15 in this list while the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been given the 398th Rank. It should be noted that the NDMC, the DCB and the MCD together make the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

The Ranking therefore brings forward the unique characteristic of the NCT Delhi, some parts of which are very clean and some other parts of which are very dirty. Unfortunately, the total area of the clean parts is much less than the total area of the MCD.

Out of the top 100 cleanest cities in this ranking, 39 cities belong to South India while 27 cities are from East India. 7 cities from the sparsely populated North-east India also feature in the first 100. In addition, 15 cities from West India and only 12 cities from the highly urbanised North India appear in the first 100. At the same time, among the bottom 100 cities, 74 are from North India, 21 from East, 3 from West and 2 from South India.

Damoh in Madhya Pradesh has been ranked at the bottom of this list, at Rank 476. The lowest Swacch Bharat Ranking cities are as follows:

476. Damoh (Madhya Pradesh)
475. Bhind (Madhya Pradesh),
474. Palwal (Haryana)
473. Bhiwani (Haryana)
472. Chittaurgarh (Rajasthan)
471. Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh)
470. Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh)
469. Rewari (Haryana),
468. Hindaun (Rajasthan)
467. Sambalpur (Odisha)

The Swacch Bharat Ranking survey was commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India as required under the National Sanitation Policy of 2008.

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