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‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report

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  1. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.


‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report


What to study?

For Prelims: Key findings of the survey, top performers.

For Mains: Efforts by Railways to ensure cleanliness, challenges present and ways to address them.


Context: ‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’ (Cleanliness assessment of Non-suburban and Suburban Stations 2019) has been released.


How are the stations ranked?

The total score is out of 1000 and each component (Process Evaluation, Direct Observation, Citizen Feedback) weighs 33.33% of the total score.



Railways have been conducting third party audit and cleanliness ranking of 407 major stations annually since 2016. This year the survey was expanded to include 720 stations and suburban stations were also included for the first time.


Key highlights and findings of the report:

  1. Top three cleanest railways stations are from the western state of Rajasthan- Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura.
  2. Top three railway zones- North Western Railway followed by South East Central Railway and East Central Railway.
  3. Andheri, Virar and Naigaon railway stations were the top three among 109 suburban stations


Efforts in this regard:

Cleanliness programme is being conducted over 6500 stations across Indian Railways to showcase the efforts putting in by Indian Railways to keep trains, stations and railway premises clean.

Indian Railways has also banned single use plastic across its premises today onwards.


Sources: pib.