Madhya Pradesh is a clear winner in the cleanliness contest. Two of its cities – Indore (rank 1) and Bhopal (rank 2) – have retained the title of being the cleanest in the country in the government’s Swachh Survekshan survey. Chandigarh came in third. Vijayawada, Mysuru and the New Delhi Municipal Corporation are the cleanest big (population over 1 million), medium-sized (300,000 to 1 million) and small (under 300,000) cities, respectively. Jharkhand has been adjudged the best-performing state for showing improvements across towns. The survey used three metrics: self-declarations by cities; observation and surveys; and citizen feedback.