Hyderabad once again got a poor rank in the Swachh Survekshan 2021 ratings given by the Union Government. Hyderabad ranked 37th position in the overall rankings category and 13th in the cities with a population of over ten lakhs category. Indore and Surat have managed the first two ranks while Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh is ranked third.
Another city of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is ranked eighth. The proposed Executive capital of the neighboring state, Vishakapatnam is ranked twenty-fourth but is still better than the rank of Hyderabad. Swachh Survekshan is a survey conducted about hygiene and sanitation in villages, cities, and towns across India.
Ministry of housing and urban affairs (MOHUA) said that the 6th edition of Swachh Survekshan has become the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey. 4320 cities took part in the survey with over 5 crore citizens' feedback. The 2021 edition of the Swachh Survekshan survey was conducted in a record time of 28 days despite several on-ground challenges owing to the COVID pandemic