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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has secured 19th place in the Swachh Bharat results which were announced by the Union government.
The city, which was ranked 275th among the 476 cities in India in a survey conducted last year, is now placed 19th among 73 major cities with populations of more than 10 lakh. Also in Telangana state, Warangal was ranked 32.
Visakhapatnam was ranked 5th and Vijayawada 23rd. While Vizag was grouped among the leaders, the other three cities were categorised as “aspiring leaders”.
Mysore obtained top position in the list of 73 cities for the second time running. Interestingly, Varanasi, represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was ranked 65.
The survey put Tiruchirapalli in third spot, while New Delhi Municipal Council ranked fourth among top 10 clean cities.
Other cities which have found a place in the 10 cleanest category include Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Surat and Rajkot (Gujarat), Gangtok (Sikkim), Pimpri-Chindwad (Maharashtra) and Greater Mumbai.
The least clean cities include Asansol (West Bengal), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Meerut and Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) and Kalyan Dombivili (Maharashtra).
The survey was commissioned by the Union ministry of urban development and conducted by the Quality Council of India to assess sanitation and hygiene in 73 cities.
The results were released by Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. GHMC commissioner Dr B. Janardan Reddy said in a press release that the central government covered several aspects for a total of 2,000 marks (1,000 marks for citizen charter services and 1,000 for sanitation, public participation in Swachh Bharat and innovative methods adopted for it). Hyderabad got 1,355 marks.

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