Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan-2023: Madhya Pradesh’s IT Hub Indore Secures First Rank

The Indian city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh has been ranked first in the Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan-2023 by the Central Pollution Control Board for its impressive efforts towards environmental conservation. This survey focused on cities having a population of more than 10 lakhs. Interestingly, Madhya Pradesh's cities dominated the top spots with Indore at first and Bhopal at the fifth position. The cities were assessed based on how they managed challenges like solid waste, road dust, construction waste, vehicular emissions, and industrial pollution. Indore scored an exceptional 187 out of 200, demonstrating its comprehensive approach towards environmental preservation. All these factors have resulted in maintaining cleaner air quality and promoting sustainable urban development in the area.


  1. The Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan-2023 survey aims to assess the efforts of cities towards environmental conservation.
  2. Indore and Bhopal from Madhya Pradesh have achieved the first and fifth positions respectively.
  3. The performance was measured based on tackling pollution from various sources like solid waste, road dust, vehicular emissions, and more.
  4. Self-assessment and accountability are encouraged through the online portal “PRAN” under the National Clean Air Programme.
  5. The dedication of local authorities has resulted in achieving these remarkable ranks and promoting sustainable urban development.