Under the Swachh Survekshan 2018, Belagavi has been ranked 270 (out of 485) on a national level and 14 (out of 26) in Karnataka.
In the 2017 Swachh Survekshan rankings Belagavi was ranked 248 so it has slipped 22 places.
The survey was conducted under the Swachh Bharat Mission, in cities with over 1 lakh population (Amrut cities). Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan four years ago. The Clean Survey 2018 was organized to evaluate the cleanliness in urban areas. In all 4,203 cities were surveyed in the country from January 4 to March 10. In this, 43 Amrut cities and 217 cities with less than one lakh population participated from the state.