10 dirtiest cities in India, according to The 'Swachh Survekshan' is a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development, that's conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI) to review the sanitation and hygiene conditions in 75 major municipals, including 53 cities with a population of above 10 lakh each and the state capitals. The survey commenced on January 5, 2016.
1. Dhanbad in Jharkhand
The second most populated city in Jharkhand, Dhanbad is famous for its coal mining and has some of the largest mines in India. The Indian School of Mines (ISM) is located in Dhanbad.
2. Asansol in West Bengal
Asansol is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata and the 35th largest urban agglomeration in India. It is located between the Damodar and Ajay rivers.
3. Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh
The capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. Important economic activities include farming and agriculture.
4. Patna in Bihar
Patna is the capital and the largest city of Bihar. Patna is the second largest city in eastern India after Kolkata. With over two million people, Patna is the 19th largest city in India.
5. Meerut in Uttar Pradesh
An ancient city with settlements dating back to the Indus Valley civilization, remains of which have been found in and around the area, Meerut is the largest city in the National Capital region. As of 2011, it is also the 33rd most populous urban agglomeration and the 26th most populous city in India.
6. Raipur in Chhattisgarh
The capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is also the largest city in Chhattisgarh. It was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh before the state of Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000.
7. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh
A part of the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, Ghaziabad is sometimes referred to as the 'Gateway of UP'. It is known for its high crime rate and for being the most polluted city in Uttar Pradesh.
8. Jamshedpur in Jharkhand
The most populous urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Jharkhand, Jamshedpur has been predicted as the 84th fastest growing city in the world for the time-frame 2006-2020, with an average annual growth of 2.59 percent.
9. Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is a North Indian city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. Known as the 'Spiritual Capital of India', Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
10. Kalyan Dombivilli in Maharashtra
Formed in 1982 to administer the twin townships of Kalyan and Dombivli, Kalyan-Dombivli is a twin city and a municipal corporation with its headquarters located in Kalyan in Thane district in Maharashtra.