Guwahati: Assam was the worst performer along with Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir amongst all large states of the country on parameters of rural sanitation, said the Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG) 2022 report released on Sunday.
On the other hand, Telangana, Haryana and Tamil Nadu emerged as the cleanest.
The survey report released by President Droupadi Muru has ranked states and districts on the basis of their performance attained on involvement of the rural community in improving the sanitation status. The survey checked all qualitative and quantitative parameters.
As per the report, Assam’s Golaghat district was at the bottom of all 709 districts surveyed. The two other worst performers were from Bihar – Banka (708 rank) and Katihar (707).
Bhiwani district in Haryana was ranked the cleanest while the second and third best performers’ award were bagged by Jagtial and Nizamabad districts of Telangana.
Since Delhi and Chandigarh are fully urbanised UTs, these were not ranked.
While the housing and urban affairs ministry carries out the swachhta ranking of urban areas, the Jal Shakti ministry conducts the survey of rural areas.