Swachh Survekshan 2023 Report on Bhopal

Swachh Survekshan 2023 Report on Bhopal


In the latest Swachh Survekshan 2023 rankings, Bhopal has demonstrated significant progress, securing the 5th position among cities with a population exceeding 1 lakh. This marks an improvement from its 6th position in the previous year’s survey.

  • Notably, Bhopal has earned a prestigious 5-star Garbage Free City (GFC) rating, distinguishing it as the cleanest state capital in the country.
  • Furthermore, the city stands at the 5th spot in the category of cleanest million-plus cities.
  • Bhopal’s rise in cleanliness can be attributed to its adoption of best practices, innovative approaches, and distinctive initiatives.


GS-02 (Governance)

Effective Waste Management in Bhopal:

  • Handling 850 tons of waste daily, Bhopal has implemented comprehensive waste management practices.
  • The city’s municipal corporation focuses on scientific waste disposal, waste-to-wealth projects, recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste, utilization of CNG-powered waste collection vehicles, and emphasizes the principles of Reduce, Reuse & Recycle (3Rs).
  • The removal of garbage-vulnerable points has enhanced the city’s aesthetic appeal, with waste efficiently collected and processed through C&D, bio-CNG, and charcoal plants. Bhopal boasts 469 door-to-door garbage collection vehicles and 202 road-sweeping waste collection vehicles for routine cleaning.

Organized Segregation and Sustainable Practices:

  • To ensure effective waste processing and disposal, Bhopal has established a well-organized segregation system at all 12 Transfer Stations.
  • The municipal corporation has shifted from traditional waste treatment methods and now utilizes hazardous waste as a valuable source of fuel. Separate facilities are dedicated to handling biomedical waste and construction and demolition waste generated by the city.
  • Bhopal’s commitment to sustainable practices is evident through its 18 sewage treatment plants for liquid waste management. Notably, about 31% of the treated water is reused in various applications, including central verge, fountains, fish farming, agriculture, and horticulture.