Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudug in Maharashtra have been adjudged as the cleanest districts in India in a report released by Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
To give the crown of cleanest districts, a total of 22 hill and 53 plain districts were evaluated under the Gramin Swachh Survekshan launched in May this year.
In the results, Mandi came out to be cleanest of all the hilly districts and Sindhudurg was considered as the cleanest of all the plain districts.
Each district was tested on four parameters which included households having access to safe toilets, households having no litter around, public places with no litter in the surrounding and households having no stagnant waste water.
Apart from these districts, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Nadia in West Bengal and Satara in Maharashtra also marked significant places in the list.