- PM Modi will announce the results of the fifth 'Swachh Survekshan 2020'
- This year's 'Swachh Survekshan 2020' ranks a total of 4,242 cities
- For three years in row Indore has won the title of the cleanest city title
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be announcing the results of the fifth ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ today. Claimed to be the largest cleanliness survey undertaken by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) every year, it ranks India’s cities, towns and states based on sanitation, waste management and overall cleanliness. In its fifth year, the format of the survey was tweaked to adopt a Swachh Survekshan League model, where instead of once in a year exercise, the survey was conducted every quarter. Announcing this format for the survey 2020 last year in June, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs explained,
Every year, the Swachh Survekshan is redesigned innovatively, to ensure that the process becomes more and more robust, with focus on sustaining the changed behaviours. However, one concern that was commonly voiced was that cities cleaned themselves up just before a survey and slipped down after that. This year, therefore, we are launching the ‘Continuous Survekshan’ – the SS 2020 League, where cleanliness assessments will happen throughout the year – similar to the continuous assessments that are followed in schools and colleges – and feed into the larger annual survey in January 2020.
This year’s survey ranked a total of 4,242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards, and 92 Ganga Towns and saw unprecedented participation of 1.87 crore citizens. The results will be unveiled at a ceremony, “Swachh Mahotsav” by the Prime Minister. PM Modi will launch the Swachh Survekshan 2020 results dashboard and will also be interacting with select beneficiaries, swachhagrahis (Clean India Warriors), and Safai Karmis (Sanitation Workers) under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) from different parts of the country through video conference, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
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On December 31, 2019 the Ministry announced the results of the first and second quarter of the Swachh Survekshan league 2020. Along with this the 28-day exercise for the fifth edition of the annual urban cleanliness survey was rolled out on January 4 and it culminated on January 31.
The results of the first and second quarter of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 saw Indore hold on to the title of India’s cleanest city for the fourth consecutive year. In the first quarter (April – June 2019), under the category of cities having a population of over 10 lakh, Indore held the first position followed by Bhopal and Surat. Whereas, in the second quarter of the Swachh Survekshan League 2020 Indore, Rajkot and Navi Mumbai topped the charts.
The competition among cities have been intensifying over the years to improve their cleanliness quotient. So will Indore continue its dominant position of the last three years and hold on to its title or will it be upstaged by some other city? The results will be out soon.
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