The Swachh Maharashtra Mission (Urban) was launched by the State government with the aim of creating ‘Sustainable ODF communities’. In a short span of time, the mission has resulted in 52 ODF cities. This document summarises the initiatives taken by ODF cities to achieve and sustain ODF status. It also highlights the extra efforts taken by some proactive urban local bodies (ULBs) and certain case-specific solutions that were devised to address local challenges. Individual reports of the 19 ODF cities have been referred along with discussions with ULB officials of these cities. The individual ODF reports are available on the official website of the Swachh Maharashtra Mission.