The civic bodies of cities will be honoured for their swachh efforts by the Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at the National Media Centre, New Delhi today at the launch of Swachh Survekshan 2017 will be announced today in New Delhi. The second edition of the survey reviewed more than 500 cities and towns with populations of more than 100,000. 421 assessors of Quality Council of India have physically inspected 17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns. Breaking it down further, around 2,680 residential locations, 2,680 commercial locations and 2,582 commercial and public toilets were inspected in these cities and towns in order to take stock of ground level sanitation status. The idea was to measure where the Swachh Bharat or Clean India mission is making the most inroads.
Speaking at the India Sanitation Conclave held recently in New Delhi, Dr. Ravi P. Singh, Secretary General of Quality Council Of India said, this years’ Swachh Survekshan results will take everyone by surprise. There is no doubt Swachhta has increased in all cities compared to last year and the results and findings will prove just that.
The Evaluation Process
The results have been tabulated at length by taking an independent assessment score, data submitted by local bodies about sanitation and cleanliness work undertaken in their areas, in addition to the citizen feedback about the cleanliness in their cities. This years’ survey gives a 30 per cent weightage to direct citizen feedback.
Swachh Score: Leading Cities
According to a recent tweet from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, eight cities of Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Khargone, Sagar, Rewa, Pithampur have been selected in top 25 list of cities in the country based on cleanliness and sanitation.
Congrats to Municipal Presidents, Mayors & people of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Khargone, Sagar, Rewa, Pithampur #SwachhSurvekshan2017
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 2, 2017
“Congrats to Municipal Presidents, Mayors & people of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Khargone, Sagar, Rewa, Pithampur #SwachhSurvekshan2017”
There is also a buzz that both the smart cities of Odisha, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela might be the winners of Swachh Survekshan 2017.
Highlights of Swachh Survekshan 2017
The survey commissioned by the Union Ministry Of Urban Development under Swachh Bharat Mission shows positive impact on cleanliness situation in urban India – This time around 80% of people have said in their feedbacks that there is an improvement in cleanliness over the past 2 years.
Minister of Urban Development, M Venkaiah Naidu motivated by the results of Swachh Survekshan 2017 tweeted saying, “Delighted by encouraging results of #SwachhSurvekshan2017, showing major improvement in cleanliness of cities in last 1 yr. #SwachhBharat .“
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 2, 2017
Other Main Highlights Of The Survey
Now the wait is to know which cities will top the charts as the cleanest in India and which ones will be at the bottom of the table as the dirtiest cities of India.