Recently Union Urban Development Ministry conducted a survey on safe sanitation practices in Indian cities. A majority of 423 cities were rated on different parameters like absence of visible open defecation, proportion of total human excreta generation that is safely collected, proportion of treated waste water that is recycled etc.
Chandigarh has topped the list while Churu in Rajasthan is at the bottom of the list..About 190 cities mostly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are on the brink of public health and environmental decay.
Delhi in spite of being the capital of the country is no better.96% of Delhi which comes under Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been put under the black category which means it needs considerable improvement.
The top ten cities are:
Surat New Delhi (area under NDMC)
The bottom ten cities are: