As a prelude to encouraging cities to improve urban sanitation, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) conducted ‘Swachh Survekshan-2016’ survey for the rating of 73 cities in January 2016 followed by ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ conducted in January- February 2017 ranking 434 cities. In a bid to scale up the coverage of the ranking exercise and encourage cities to actively implement mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner, MoHUA conducted its third survey 'Swachh Survekshan - 2018' covering 4203 Cities including 61 Cantonment Boards.
The 'Swachh Survekshan - 2018' ranking of the Cities, separately done for those with a population of one lakh or more (national ranking) and those below one lakh (state and zonal rankings), was based on assessment of progress from January 2017 till December 2017 (extended till January 2018 for Cantonment Boards only) under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).
How the cities are ranked?
Service Level Progress - Data provided by Municipal Body
Based on Part 1, Negative Marking If discrepancy found.
Direct Observation - Data Collection through direct observation.
Collection of Direct Citizen Feedback.
Cities are ranked based on marks obtained from Part 1, Part 2A, Part 2B and Part 3