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The government announced the launch of cleanliness survey for the year 2018 as part of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Swachh Survekshan 2018. Will rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population.

Swachh Survekshan
  • 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have State and Regional ranking.

Details on Swachh Survekshan 2018

  • The Swachh Survekshan 2018, would be the largest survey impacting more than 40 crore urban population.
  • The focus of Swachh Survekshan 2018 will shift from process and output based indicators to indicators focusing on outcome and sustainability.

    What is the Impact on People?

  • the results of two previous such surveys announced in 2016 and 2017 have generated substantial excitement and enthusiasm among the cities and citizens besides promoting a healthy competition among all the stakeholders, leading to expanding the scope of the survey to all urban areas of the country.

    What Are the Parameters Considered While Ranking the Cities?

  • The survey attempts to capture the progress in following 6 broad parameters -
  1. Collection and Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste: Ensure that segregated dry and wet waste is collected daily from the households and public areas are clean.
  2. Processing and Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste: to encourage cities to process their waste and wherever possible recycle the dry waste.
  3. Sanitation related progress: to verify whether city is ODF with access to toilet available for citizens.
    • This year all Petrol Pumps of the country are coming forward to offer their toilets as Public Toilets.
  4. IEC (Information, Education and Communication) : Whether cities have started campaigns promoting Swachh Survekshan, engaging citizens in waste management, maintenance of Community and Public Toilets etc.
  5. Capacity Building: Assess whether officials in the ULBs (Urban Local Bodies) were provided sufficient opportunities to attend trainings and go for exposure visits.
  6. Innovation and Best Practices: This component has been introduced first time in this survey - encourage cities to come forward and share their best practices in Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • It will help the country to learn how our cities have responded the call for Make India Clean and ODF by October 2019.

    Other Facts About Swachh Bharat Mission

  • In October, 2015, the Swachh Bharat Mission team in the Ministry introduced the healthy competition ‘Swachh Survekshan’ among cities to improve the status of urban sanitation in India.
  • Swachh Survekshan-2016 conducted in January, 2016 assessing 73 Urban Local Bodies. Mysuru got the tag of Cleanest City of India.
  • Swachh Survekshan-2017 was conducted in January-February 2017 covering 434 ULBs. Indore emerged as the Cleanest City of India.
  • During declaration of the Swachh Survekshan-2017 results on 4th May, 2017, it was announced that all 4041 cities will be part of Swachh Survekshan-2018 to be conducted from January to March, 2018.
  • SwachhataApp, a grievance mechanism tool handed over to citizens also contributes in indicating the efforts made by the cities in resolving the issues raised by the citizens. Till date more than 49 lakh citizens have downloaded the App.

How is the Data Collected?

The methodology of the survey focuses on collection of data from 3 sources:

  1. Service Level Progress:
    • will carry 35 % weightage in the survey,
    • ULB՚s documents are physically verified to assess whether systems and processes are in place to implement Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in the most efficient way.
  2. Direct Observation:
    • will have 30 % weightage
    • Observe and ascertain general cleanliness in the cities by making random field visits in different parts of the city and public conveniences covering Community/Public Toilets.
  3. Citizens Feedback:
  • Will have 35 % weightage.
  • diagnose the experience of the citizens checked by collecting citizens response against 6 specific questions covering issues around general cleanliness and sanitation related progress made by the city.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 12, 2018

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