19 of 25 dirtiest cities in India are in West Bengal, Indore Cleanest: Report

It has been revealed that 19 out of the top 25 dirtiest cities in India are located in the state of West Bengal as per a cleanliness survey conducted by the union housing and urban affairs ministry.

The list of cities in West Bengal in the top 25 dirtiest cities includes Darjeeling, Siliguri, Serampur, Madhyamgram, North Barrackpore, Bankura etc. They fared extremely poorly on the scale of sanitation indicators like waste collection, processing and disposing of solid waste, open defecation etc.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018 surveyed 4203 Urban Local Bodies from municipal corporations to Nagar panchayats and cantonment boards across the country between January 4 and March 10.

As per the state rankings Jharkhand was awarded the cleanest states followed by Maharashtra and Chattisgarh. Whereas the 3 dirtiest States were Nagaland, Puducherry and Tripura in that order.

The report was released by PM Narendra Modi in Indore on Saturday.

As per the city rankings, the cleanest were Indore followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh. The dirtiest cities as per the survey are North Barrackpore, Bankura and Bhadreswar.