Which is the dirtiest state in India?

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Which is/are the dirtiest states in India?

  1. Jammu and Kashmir

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  2. Punjab

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  3. HImachal Pradesh

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  4. Uttarakhand

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  5. Uttar Pradesh

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  6. Bihar

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  7. Jharkhand

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  8. Chattisgarh

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  9. Orissa

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  10. West Bengal

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  11. Andhra Pradesh

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  12. Tamil Nadu

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  13. Kerala

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  14. Madhya Pradesh

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  15. Rajasthan

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  16. Haryana

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  17. Sikkim

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  18. Mizoram

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  19. Meghalya

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  20. Assam

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  21. Karnataka

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  22. Maharashtra

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  23. Nagaland

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  24. Tripura

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  25. Goa

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  26. Arunachal Pradesh

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  27. Gujarat

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  28. Manipur

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  1. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I went to Uttarakhand recently, more specifically to Hardwar and Rishikesh and could not believe how dirty this state is. Compared to Uttarakhand, even UP seemed more developed. SO which state in India is the dirtiest? Lots of people on this forum have travelled more than me, so you know better than me.

    The poll is multiple choice btw.
     
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  3. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    First of all, "dirty" is not the antonym of "developed," so I have no idea what you mean by your post.

    Uttarkhand is by far much cleaner than UP.

    The cleanest state that I have seen are Kerala, Meghalaya, Himachal, and Uttarkhand, in that order.
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Correct. Dirty does not necessarily imply backward. IN this case, however, Uttarakhand is both incredibly dirty and backward. UP has far better roads than Uttarakhand. If you found Uttarakhand to be clean, I cannot even imagine how much of a sh!thole your home state West Bengal must be! Pardon my language.
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Again, "dirty" and "far better roads" do not compare.

    Don't try to imagine, just see with your own eyes: http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...ty-not-any-more-says-survey-2.html#post716498
     
  6. A chauhan

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Can't say but I have heard that Odissa and West Bengal as the dirtiest states, I have heard stories about Ganga Sagar pilgrim in WB by my Mom, however it's still a hearsay.
     
  7. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    All pilgrimage sites are dirty, and that is because of the pilgrims.

    I have lived in Bhubaneswar. One of the cleanest cities in India.
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    North Kolkata or Park Circus is indeed very dirty, especially for me, it was a shock when I landed there from US. :lol:

    I don't know which places your nephew visited, but there are nice areas as well. I would recommend staying in South Kolkata or New Alipore area or Salt Lake. Clean environment, but then the hotels there are expensive.

    Coming back to the OP, I visited Lucknow, then went to Lalkuan, and then went to Nainital, and then visited lots of places in Uttarkhand. I have to say, Uttarkhand is by far one of the most cleanest states I have seen.
     
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  10. Sukerchakia

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    I dont think this thread is in good taste. The country needs to put more emphasis on cleanliness as a whole. Arguing about whose state is more dirty isnt going to help and will only create unnecessary arguments.
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    I am not sure on what bases would one judge because by far we Indians lack the concept of cleanliness per se and we keep our cities, towns, and villages very dirty irrespective, so to rank a state on how clean or dirty it is doesnt sound too convincing. Are we looking for, "among the blind, the squinter rules" (andho mein kana raja)?!

    One thing is for sure, India as a country would rank very lowly internationally in terms of cleanliness.
     
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  12. parijataka

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    @pmaitra - Indians as a nation lack civic, so really everything is relative, like `andhon main kana raja`.
     
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  13. pmaitra

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Actually, the way I see it, there are few states that are really very clean.

    Most of North India is usually dirty, but Himachal and Uttaranchal are very clean. Among the cities, I'd say Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Old Delhi, are extremely dirty. Southern cities are relatively cleaner. Slums, yes, slums, in Kerala are exceptionally clean.

    All over India, some of the best cities to live - Pune, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Trivandrum, Bhubaneswar, and perhaps I am missing some more, and not in any particular order.
     
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  14. Bhadra

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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Yah, put some more money into peoples pockets and they will start remaining cleaner
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    I heard DRDO was working on a project to build toilets for Indian trains?

    :troll:

    However, that won't stop people from pooping on the tracks, would it?
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Uttarkahand is the most sparsely populated and widely spread hardly having any cities.

    Now all the villages have water toilets and electricity. Village life by far is cleaner than streets of Varanasi.

    Where the hell did you find Uttarakhand dirty when Bhayans like you do not inhibit that place.
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    A well fed and well dressed girl would not poop on a track... she might go a little far..
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Uttarakhand is usually very clean in the hilly regions. Haridwar and Rishikesh are as dirty as any other pilgrimage spots in the plains of India. As pmaitra said, pilgrimage spots are always dirty, and this is a matter of great shame. Whether Varanasi or Haridwar or any other pilgrimage spot - any place with a great congregation of pilgrims is usually terribly dirty.

    In Uttarakhand, if you move on further to Guptakashi, Joshimath, Ukimath, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gaurikund etc. etc. you will find things much cleaner. Basically we have much more cleanliness in the actual hill regions as compared to the plains.

    In general, hill regions and hill states are much cleaner than the plains anywhere in India, and among the states, Kerala, Himachal, and even Uttarakhand are very clean. South and West Indian cities, even the tier-2 ones, are usually much cleaner than the ones in the plains in UP/Bihar and rest of North India.
     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    Don't imagine.

    Come and visit.

     
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    Re: Which is the dirtiest state in

    It is difficult to identify a state as the dirtiest as it varies place to place within the same state.

    @pmitra I lived for couple of months in BRITS colony in Bhubaneswar...I have never seen any place dirtier than this....full of lawarish cows and cow dungs and dogs...

    I have never been to Bihar but places in Kolkata with Bihari Muslim population are generally very dirty. Park Circus is not dirty (but one of the cleanest part of the city).... You have confused it with sorrunding areas like Tiljala ( slums full of Bihari Muslims)..

    The cleanest State in India is Sikkim in my opinion; the guys there have good civic sense...

    At last a funny thing......There is a canal just in front of my apartment (I live in Baguiati near airport).....The opposite side of it is under Dumdum Municipalty while our side is under Rajarhat-Gopalpur municipalty. When I crossed the canal over any culvert I feel it is totally a different place. The streets are neat and clean, Dustbins are provided in regular intervals..trees are planted, raillings are painted, direction boards are provided in every junctions....but in our side it is total opposite......So it is also depends a lot on the efficiency of the local bodies....if they give the lead ,,,citizens can follow....
     
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