The Swatch Survekshan 2017, the cleanliness survey conducted by the Union Urban Development Ministry has announced Indore, in M.P. as the cleanest city out of survey made in 434 cities all over the country. Mysuru, which was No. 1 has been relegated to 5th position. Bhopal is No.2.

Most of the cities in  Kerala,  have gone down in ranks, including Thiruvananthapuram. The cleanest city in Kerala is Kozhikode, but it is only at 254th position. Thiruvananthapuram ranks 372. Other south Indian states including T.Nadu, A.P. etc. have performed better.

Kerala, which was considered clean and hygienic, has gone back very very far. The people of Kerala have to retrospect what has gone wrong.