Published on: October 10, 2022

Swachh Survekshan ranking

Swachh Survekshan ranking

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The Bangalore city managed to secure the 43rd national rank by scoring 2,892.98 out of 7500.


  • Bengaluru was one among the 45 cities with a population of above 10 lakh that was surveyed for ranking.
  • Last year, Bengaluru ranked 28th among 48 cities that had more than 10 lakh population. It had scored 3,585.56 points out of 6,000.
  • The BBMP has received good scores for non-availability of open garbage dumps, daily sweeping of residential areas, and cleanliness of market areas, segregated door to door collections and others.
  • Mysuru city has been ranked the cleanest among the medium-sized cities in the country with a population between 3 lakh and 10 lakh as per the Swachh Survekshan ranking for 2022. Mysuru was also adjudged 8th cleanest among all urban local bodies with a population above 1 lakh, an improvement over the previous year’s ranking when it had slid to 15th place nationally.
  • The city has also been ranked 2nd cleanest – after Tirupathi – among cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh, as per the survey ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year’s ranking when Mysuru was ranked 7th in the same category.

National rankings:

  • Indore in Madhya Pradesh has hit a sixer by emerging as the cleanest city for a record sixth consecutive time, a tag which Mysuru had bagged in 2016 when 73 cities were adjudged.
  • Surat is the second cleanest city and Navi Mumbai comes a close third in the category of cities with a population more than a lakh.
  • Madhya Pradesh is the cleanest state in the country.
  • The overall marks for SS-2022 was 7,500 against which Mysuru scored 6,566 marks while Indore has a scored 7,146. The city was helped by 1,000 marks under Open Defecation Free (ODF) category while it scored 2,452 under service level performance out of a maximum of 3,000 marks.
  • In the population category of less than one lakh, Panchgani and Karad from Maharashtra bagged the first and third positions respectively, while Patan from Chhattisgarh bagged the second position.
  • Tirupati received the best city award in Safai Mitra Suraksha category, while Haridwar in Uttarakhand received the award for the best Ganga town in more than one lakh population cities. Shivamogga in Karnataka received the fast mover city award.
  • The State awards saw Madhya Pradesh emerge as the Cleanest State in the category of “more than 100 Urban Local Bodies”, relegating Chhattisgarh, the cleanest State of the previous three years, to second place. Maharashtra emerged as third cleanest State.
  • Similarly, Tripura got the cleanest State award in the “less than 100 urban local bodies category”, dislodging Jharkhand, which had won in the past two consecutive years. Jharkhand and Uttarakhand received the second and third spots respectively.

Reasons for poor ranking of Bangalore city

  • Bengaluru had to compete with other cities that have more than a 10 lakh population, whereas earlier we were competing with mega cities.
  • The BBMP did not meet the criteria on Garbage Free Cities certificate and Water Plus (treatment of sewage and re-use of wastewater), and hence, did not apply for the certification. The only certification the BBMP had was on Open Defecation Free (ODF). Because of this, out of 2250 marks for certification, the BBMP scored only 600.
  • Not providing quarterly details on “service level progress” as mandated by the Ministry also resulted in poor scoring.
  • Out of the 3,000 scores, the BBMP scored 1309.61. In the “citizen voice”, the BBMP scored 983.37 marks out of 2250 marks.The citizen voice results shows the BBMP received poor grades in cleanliness of public toilets, while the citizen redressal system still remains a major concern and cleanliness of drains is not satisfactory.

About The Swachh Survekshan 2022

  • The Swachh Survekshan 2022 was conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and covered 4354 urban local bodies, 62 cantonments, and 90,441 wards while there were 2701 assessors on the ground.
  • The Swachh Survekshan 2022 was 100 per cent digitalised as the documents had to be submitted online through a dedicated portal.