In the Swachh Survekshan 2017: Sanitation Rankings of Cities, Shimla ranked 47 and Kullu comes at 259 position.

Indore adjusted most clean city of India in 2017, Bhopa-2, Visakhapatnam-3, Surat-4, Mysuru-5, Tiruchirapally-6, New Delhi Municipal Council-7, Navi Mumbai-8, Tirupati-9 and Vadodara-10. Chandigarh ranked 11th in Swachh Survekshan 2017.

While Gonda in UP ranked 434, Bhusawal (Maharashtra)-433, Bagaha (Bihar)-432, Hardoi (Uttarakhand)-431, Katihar (Bihar)-430, Bahraich (UP)-429, Muktsar (Punjab)-428, Abohar (Punjab)-427, Shahjahanpur (UP)- 426 and Khurja (UP)-425 in the survey. Four of the bottom 10 clean cities are from UP, two each from Bihar and Punjab and one each from Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.

Swachh Survekshan-2017 commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development during January – February, 2017 aimed at capturing the improvement in sanitation scenario, primarily based on making cities and towns Open Defecation Free and improvement in processing of municipal solid waste. Accordingly, it is outcome oriented.

In a total score of 2,000, 900 marks were assigned for a city’s performance in Solid Waste Management including Door-to-Door collection, Processing and Disposal, ODF status etc, 600 marks for citizen feedback and 500 marks for independent observations.

Quality Council of India which conducted the survey deployed 421 assessors for on the spot assessment of 17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns. Another 55 persons regularly monitored the survey process in real time.

Filed inspection resulted in evidence based reports on the cleanliness situation with assessors using geo-tagged devices.