Swachh Wayu Survekshan

"Swachh Vayu Survekshan" a new initiative by MoEF&CC is proposed to rank cities on the basis of air quality and also on implementation of activities approved under city action plan in 131 Non-attainment cities.


The objectives of Swachh Vayu Survekshan are:

  • To create awareness among all sections of the society
  • Inform citizens about the health impacts related due to exposure
  • Comparing air quality conditions at different locations/cities
  • To achieve the goal of NCAP "Clean air for all".


The Criteria for Ranking of cities for ambient air quality will be on population basis. 131 cities are divided into 3 categories mentioned below:

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Category No. of Cities Population
Category 1 47 cities above 10 Lakh plus population (5 nos. of NCAP funded cities are also Million plus cities (MPCs) apart from 42 MPCs under XV-FC)
Category 2 44 cities above 3 to 10Lakh population
Category 3 40 cities under 3 Lakh population


These ranking of cities under NCAP will be applicable for the period of four years from FY 2022-23 to FY 2025-26.

Budget Provision & Financial Allocation

  • An amount of Rs. 21 crores have been allocated for distribution of cash prize as award to best performing cities for the period of four years from FY 2022-23 to FY 2025-26.
  • Better performing cities i.e top 3 cities in each category, will be rewarded by the Ministry of Environment, forest and Climate change with cash price, trophy and Certificate with title “National Clean Air City” under National Mission for Clean Air on 7th September every year on “International day of Clean Air for Blue skies”.
  • Assessment will be done every year and performance assessment for ranking of cities shall be made for the period (financial year i.e 1st April to 31st March) of the preceding financial year.

Assessment Framework

Assessment of Non Attainment cities included below criteria with total of 200 marks.

  1. Measures to abate emissions from biomass/ municipal solid waste burning; weightage - 20%
  2. Measures to abate Road Dust; weightage – 20%
  3. Measures to abate dust from Construction and Demolition waste (C&D); weightage - 5%
  4. Measures to abate Vehicular Emissions; weightage - 20%
  5. Measures to abate emissions from Industries; weightage - 20%
  6. Measures to abate Other Emissions; weightage - 10%
  7. ICE activities/ Public awareness; weightage – 2.5%
  8. Improvement in PM10 concentrations; weightage – 2.5%

Click here to view Guidelines for Ranking of Cities under NCAP "Swachh Vayu Survekshan" for FY 2022-23 to 2025-26.

For FY 2021-22 Surat City scored 186/200 as per City Self-Assessment and 172/200 as per CPCB Assessment.

Click here to view Surat City detailed Assessment report for FY 2021-22 "Swachh Vayu Survekshan".