When it comes to analysing how much a country has developed, one of the most required criteria is its cleanliness. And to maintain sanitation in India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (formerly Ministry of Urban Development) conducted the first Swachh Survekshan in 2016. The survey was created to rate 73 cities according to their sanitation. Later, in 2017, the same survey was done in 434 cities.
On a positive note, this initiative encouraged many towns and cities to participate and created awareness among the people for making their city a better place to live in. People from different sections of the society made efforts towards creating cleaner cities.
Apart from coming up with the list of clean cities, the government also came up with a list of dirtiest ones. So, on the basis of 2017's Swachh Survekshan, here is the list of the dirtiest cities.
Established in 1813, Shahjahanpuri is an agriculture-based district of Uttar Pradesh. Rivers like Ramganga, Garrah Gomti flow through this district. The crops produced at this place are wheat, gram, millet and potato.
Did you know this is the oldest town in the city? And because of the supply of bows, this place was called Teer Kaman Nagar?
A city in Punjab close to India-Pakistan border, Abohar is a city of the fertile land. The population of this city is more than 2 lakh.
We all love the fruit Kinnow. But did you know that the fruit is supplied from this place to all over India?
Popularly known as Sri Muktsar Sahib is the 14th largest city of Punjab (in terms of population). Talking about its name, the city got it after the battle of Muktsar in 1705.
Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bahraich is famous for sharing the international border with the neighboring country, Nepal. The city has a vast forest cover and also different varieties of mangoes are grown in this city, particularly Dasheri.
Among one of the 38 districts of Bihar state, Katihar is famous for having one of the biggest railway stations in Bihar. The major source of living in Katihar is agriculture. The city has to work really hard to remove the 'dirtiest' tag.
Hardoi is a city situated in the center of Uttar Pradesh. An amazing thing about the place is that it was named after the word 'Haridrohi' which basically means anti-God. Yes, the city got this name because one of the rulers of this city didn't believe in God.
According to 2006 census, Hardoi was counted among country's 250 most backward districts, out of a total of 640. The total population of this place is more than 4 lakh.
Bagaha is a city located in Bihar with the population of more than one lakh. The average literacy rate in this city is 38%.
Bhusawal is the biggest taluka of Jalgaon district located in the back of river Tapi. It is just 60km from the famous Ajanta Caves. With more than 1.8 lakh population, the city has 88.38% literacy rate.
According to Swachh Survekshan 2017, Gonda was ranked the dirtiest city in India. The city got its name from the word 'goshala.' Among the famous places of the district are Swaminarayan Chhapaiya, Ayodhya and many more.
That's all, readers. I hope these cities are working hard this time making sure they don't fall short on this list again.
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