Recently, we published an article for the Top 10 cleanest cities in India according to the recent Swachh Survekshan Rankings which covered a total of 4,242 cities in India. However, according to the result here are the top 10 least clean cities or 10 dirtiest cities in India according to the survey.
10. Faridabad, Haryana
Faridabad is the most populous city in the Indian state of Haryana and a leading industrial center situated near the National Capital Region bordering New Delhi. Faridabad is one of the major satellite cities located 284kms south of Chandigarh.
It is described as the 8th fastest growing city in the world and the 3rd in India. As of 2001, Faridabad is a part of the Delhi Metropolitan Area. The city of Faridabad is the 10th dirtiest city in India which has 2646.69 points.
9. Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar is one of the popular places in the Indian state of Punjab. The city is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district and the second most populous city in Punjab. Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple which is a spiritual place for Sikhism and one of the most visited temples in India.
The city is known for chess boards and chess pieces manufacturing industry. Amritsar is in the 9th position in the top 10 dirtiest cities in India with a score of 2459.31 points.
8. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
One of the major cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is located in the banks of River Noyyal and is surrounded by the Western Ghats. After Chennai, Coimbatore is one of the second-largest cities in Tamil Nadu and is administered by Coimbatore Municipal Corporation.
The city is the administrative capital of the Coimbatore district. The city is the largest exporter of jewelry, wet grinders, poultry, and auto components. The city is the 8th dirtiest city according to the survey with 2337.12 points.
7. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
An ancient Indian city of India, Meerut is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It dates back to the time of Indus Valley Civilizations where the settlements remain have been found here. The city is the largest producer of Musical instruments in India and Sports goods. The city is known as the ‘Sports City of India’. The city has been ranked the 7th dirtiest city with a score of 2314.59 points.
6. Madurai, Tamil Nadu
One of the major cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Amman Temple and the Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for over 2 millennia.
Madurai is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu and is the administrative headquarters of the Madurai District. The city is ranked 6th among the dirtiest cities in India with a score of 2255.81 points.
5. North Delhi Municipal Corporation (N-DMC), Delhi
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (N-DMC) is one of the municipal corporations in Delhi and is one of the five local bodies of the National Capital Territory. The others being East Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Council, and Delhi Cantonment Board. N-DMC has been ranked 5th dirtiest city with a score of 2169.25 points.
4. Kota, Rajasthan
Located in the southeast part of Rajasthan, Kota previously known as Kotah is located around 150 miles from the capital city of Jaipur and on the banks of River Chambal. It is the 3rd most populous city in Rajasthan and 46th in India. Kota is a premier coaching hub in the country and has many medical and engineering coaching centers. The city is ranked in 4th position with a score of 2051.88 points.
3. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu which was previously known as Madras. It is located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal and is the largest cultural, economic, and educational centre of south India.
It is the 6th most populous city and the 4th most populous urban agglomeration in India. It is termed ‘India’s Health Capital’ and the city attracts 45% of health tourists visiting India. The city of Chennai is 3rd dirtiest city according to the survey with 2010.93 points.
2. East Delhi Municipal Corporation (E-DMC), Delhi
East Delhi Municipal Corporation (N-DMC) is one of the municipal corporations in Delhi and is one of the five local bodies of the National Capital Territory. The others are North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Council, and Delhi Cantonment Board. E-DMC has been ranked 2nd dirtiest city with a score of 1962.31 points.
1. Patna, Bihar
Also known as Pataliputra, Patna is the capital and largest city in the Indian state of Bihar. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world which was founded in 490BCE by the king of Magadha. The city of Pataliputra was the seat of learning and fine arts. It was home to many astronomers and scholars including Aryabhata, Vātsyāyana, and Chanakya.
The modern city of Patna is located on the banks of the River Ganges. It is one of the sacred cities for the Sikhs as the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born here. Patna is one of the dirtiest cities in India according to Swachh Survekshan Rankings with a score of 1552.11 points.
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