Swacch Survekshan 2021 reported Pune being the 5th cleanest city with the score of 4900.94, under the category of cities with population over 10 lakh. Pune was on 15th rank according to the report of 2020.
Not only the city upgraded it’s rank but also bagged the best self-sustainable city award for the category of population between 10-40 lakh. The city has also achieved the rating of three stars in Garbage Free City (GFC) rating. In the citizen's voice category, the city has a score of 1540 out of 1800 points and as a municipal corporation with 1 lakh plus population, Pune ranked eighth.
The ranking for cities was declared by the Union Urban Development Department on the basis of cleanliness practices. The upgraded rank is indeed a result of collective efforts by the administrations and the citizens of Pune.