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The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu with the recipients of the Swachh Survekshan – 2017 awards, at a function, in New Delhi on May 04, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Shri Rajiv Gauba, the Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen.

Faridabad ‘Fastest Mover Big Clean City’ in the country; Varanasi, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar at Zonal level

Newdelhi:4/5/17:Faridabad in Haryana has emerged as the ‘Fastest Mover Big City’ at the national level in the Swachh Survekshan -2017, results of which were announced here today by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu.

At the national level, Tirupati was ranked the ‘Cleanest Medium City’ while Ambikapur, Chattisgarh bagged this honour in Small Cities category. Rewa, Madhya Pradesh emerged as the ‘Faster Mover’ in medium cities category, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh moved the fastest by significantly improving it’s rank this year over that of 2014 Survey in small cities category.

Winners of Cleanest and Fastest Mover Awards at Zonal level are:

Category North Zone South Zone East Zone West Zone North-East
Cleanest Big City New Delhi Municipal Council Tiruchirapally,

Tamil Nadu



Navi Mumbai,



(Cleanest State


Fastest Moving Big City Varanasi Vijayawada, AP Bhubaneswar Gwalior, MP Aizawal


Cleanest Medium City Karnal, Haryana Kakinada, AP Bhilainagar,


Ujjain, MP Nagaon,


(Overall outside capital cities)

Fastest Moving

Medium City

Jhansi, UP Ongole, AP Rourkela,


Sagar, MP  
Cleanest Small City Leh, J and K Suryapet,


Chas, Jharkhand Navsari, Gujarat  
Fastest Moving Small City Ferozepur,


Tadipatri, AP Rajnandgaon,


Pithampur, MP

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