President Droupadi Murmu has presented awards as part of Azadi@75 Swachh Survekshan 2022.



  • Indore has been adjudged the cleanest city of India for the sixth year in a row, while Madhya Pradesh is the cleanest state in the country.
  • 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.
  • Visakhapatnam was adjudged the fourth cleanest city in the country (In over 10 lakh population category).
  • 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.
  • Bijnor ranked first among Ganga towns with less than one lakh population, followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar.
  • Maharashtra’s Deolali was adjudged the country’s cleanest Cantonment Board.
  • Shivamogga in Karnataka received the fast mover city award.
  • Tripura got the cleanest State award in the “less than 100 urban local bodies category”.


About Swachh Survekshan

  • It is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India, launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (specifically under SBA-Urban).
  • It was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) with Quality Council of India (QCI) as its implementation partner.
      • The SBA was launched (on 2nd October 2014) to make India clean and free of open defecation by 2nd October 2019.
      • The SBA was split into two – rural (SBA-Gramin, monitored by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Ministry of Jal Shakti) and urban (SBA-Urban, overseen by the MoHUA).
      • SBM-U 2.0 was recently launched on 1st October, 2021, focused on ensuring complete access to sanitation facilities for all.
          • The vision of a Garbage Free India is an initiative under SBM-U 2.0.
  • The first survey was undertaken in 2016 (covering 73 cities), which had grown to cover 4242 (by the 2020 survey).