The Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced the list of the Swaccha Sarvekshan awards, instituted to encourage cleanliness in public places. He said many factors were taken into consideration to give rankings to the cities. Vizag bagged two awards in this list. A total of 73 cities and towns were considered for the awards. 32 cities bettered their ranks this year. Hyderabad and Warangal found place in the top 30.
TopTen in the List: Mysore, Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, Delhi Municipal Council, Vizag, Surath, Rajkot, Gangtak, Pimpri, Chindwad and Greater Mumbai.
Lowest in the List: Kalyan, Dombivilli, Varanasi, Jamshedpur, Ghaziabad, Raipur, Meerut, Patna, Itanagar, Asansol and Dhanbad.