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Swachh Survekshan 2021: A Look At How Cities Will Be Assessed This Year

Swachh Survekshan 2021 has gotten underway, a look at how SOME OF the cities and urban local bodies will be assessed this year and how they are preparing to win the title of India’s Cleanest City

Swachh Survekshan 2021: A Look At How Cities Will Be Assessed This Year
Highlights
  • Swachh Survekshan 2021 assessment is scheduled from March 1-31
  • This year, cities will be ranked out of the total of 6,000 marks
  • Five new performance categories have been introduced this time

New Delhi: It’s that time of the year again when cities across India are assessed on the basis of their Swachh quotient. From sanitation to waste management and observe basic cleanliness and hygiene levels in the areas, the municipal corporation of all the cities are doing their best to perform better and attain the title of the ‘Cleanest City’ of India. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has announced the rollout of Swachh Survekshan 2021 across India and the assessment is scheduled from March 1 to March 31.

In a bid to sustain the onground performance and efforts of cities and ensure continuous monitoring of service level progress, last year, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has introduced Swachh Survekhsan (SS) league, as part of the SS league, quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns in India are done. This time also the assessment will be done in three quarters – July to August, September to November and December to February 2022.

Also Read: Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore Continues Its Winning Streak, Is India’s Cleanest City Again; Here’s The List Of Winners

Here’s a quick lowdown on this year’s Swachh Survekshan will be different:

Swachh Survekshan 2021 Assessment Process

This year, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has not revised the marking scheme for the overall assessment, it remains the same as previous year. Under Swachh Survekshan 2021, cities will be ranked out of the total of 6,000 marks like last time in 2020 and each quarter holds 2,000 marks.

But the ministry has revised the data collection criteria and its weightage this time of the year – citizen voice (30 per cent or 1800 marks), service level progress that includes sustainable sanitation, processing and disposal of waste and segregated waste collection (40 per cent or 2400 marks) and certification (30 per cent or 1800 marks).

What’s New

In Swachh Survekshan 2021, five new performance categories have been introduced to push the competition further – Platinum (Divya), Gold (Anupam), Silver (Ujjwal), Bronze (Udit) and Copper (Aarohi) and these are being called as ‘Prerak DAUUR Sammman’. Under this ranking, cities and ULBs will be assessed on the basis of:

– Segregation of Waste (Wet, Dry & Hazardous)
– Processing Capacity against wet waste generated
– Processing of Wet Waste
– Processing/ Recycling Dry Waste
– Construction & Demolition Waste Processing
– Percentage of waste going to the landfill
– Current Sanitation Status

The History Of Swachh Survekshan

Swachh Survekshan, what the government now claims to be the world’s largest cleanliness survey was initiated back in 2016 wherein only 73 cities were assessed on their swachh quotient. In 2017, in the second edition, Swachh Survekshan widened the coverage of the survey to 434 cities, with a population of one lakh and above. Whereas, in the year 2018, the annual assessment got bigger and better and surveyed 4,203 cities, which is almost 10 fold increase from the previous year’s survey. In 2019, the survey was conducted across 4,237 towns and cities and 62 Cantonment Boards, impacting around 40 crore people. And in 2020, the survey assessed a total of 4,242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards and 92 Ganga Towns for its cleanliness.

Also Read: Ahead Of Swachh Survekshan 2020 Results, A Lookback At The Five Year Journey Of Swachh Survekshan

In terms of Swachh Survekshan winners, in 2016, Mysuru, the third most populous city in Karnataka was crowned India’s Cleanest City whereas in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Indore was declared India’s Cleanest City.

A Look At How Some Cities Are Preparing For Swachh Survekshan 2021

Indore: To keep the tradition of winning the title of India’s cleanest city alive, Indore is once again gearing up to put its best foot forward for the 2021 Swachh Survekshan award. The city’s municipal corporation is sprucing up the city by installing colourful lights on the roads, decorating walls with unique paintings, most of them are based on the swachh and swasth messages. Talking about how the city is gearing up for the swachh awards to ANI, Pratibha Pal, Indore Municipal Corporation Commissioner said,

I am sure the citizens of Indore will do their best to preserve the legacy of the previous cleanliness awards. The visual impact of cleanliness comes from maintenance and beautification and these are also the parameters of Swachh Survekshan.

The city has also gone a step ahead and set up stalls at Palasia intersection where car dustbins, eco-friendly straws, cloth bags, containers for making compost are given on rent, to ensure that citizens do not throw trash from moving cars and also learn the importance of managing their own waste. Moreover, the gardens across Indore have been beautified and an ”eco mart” has been built, where recycled plastic items are kept, Ms Pal said, adding that the civic body has “completed preparation on all the parameters for Swachh Survekshan.”

Also Read: Swachh Survekshan 2020: Chhattisgarh Is India’s Cleanest State, Here’s What It Did Right

Navi Mumbai: The municipal corporation of Navi Mumbai has introduced Swachh Survekshan Mascots in commercial and public areas in bid to spread the word among citizens about the survey thereby making sure the city remains clean and adopt swachh habits.

Vadodara: Adopting the message of recycling, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation has introduced bottle recycling machines wherein one can dispose of bottles and enjoy rewards.

Gurgaon (Gurugram) : On the other hand, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has taken it upon themselves to educate the house helpers or volunteers on the correct way to segregate and manage household waste.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

26,78,24,983Cases
22,84,48,447Active
3,40,97,388Recovered
52,79,148Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,78,24,983 and 52,79,148 have died; 22,84,48,447 are active cases and 3,40,97,388 have recovered as on December 9, 2021 at 3:47 am.

India

3,46,66,241 9,419Cases
94,742 1,009Active
3,40,97,388 8,251Recovered
4,74,111 159Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,66,241 confirmed cases including 4,74,111 deaths. The number of active cases is 94,742 and 3,40,97,388 have recovered as on December 9, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,40,888 893

9,964 157

64,89,720 1,040

1,41,204 10

Kerala

51,78,892 5,038

41,615 887

50,95,263 4,039

42,014 112

Karnataka

29,99,098 399

7,284 155

29,53,565 238

38,249 6

Tamil Nadu

27,32,648 703

7,946 36

26,88,142 728

36,560 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,74,217 181

2,011 3

20,57,749 176

14,457 2

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,502 10

139 7

16,87,452 3

22,911

West Bengal

16,20,803 574

7,576 0

15,93,659 568

19,568 6

Delhi

14,41,514 65

404 28

14,16,010 36

25,100 1

Odisha

10,50,760 255

1,931 11

10,40,403 264

8,426 2

Chhattisgarh

10,07,075 37

341 9

9,93,140 27

13,594 1

Rajasthan

9,54,984 40

236 16

9,45,792 24

8,956

Gujarat

8,27,873 67

417 45

8,17,361 22

10,095

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,288 14

140 1

7,82,619 13

10,529

Haryana

7,71,904 29

223 15

7,61,626 14

10,055

Bihar

7,26,259 9

36 6

7,14,133 3

12,090

Telangana

6,77,546 205

3,871 19

6,69,673 185

4,002 1

Assam

6,18,042 134

2,541 24

6,09,374 158

6,127

Punjab

6,03,578 22

350 0

5,86,614 20

16,614 2

Jharkhand

3,49,383 16

129 7

3,44,113 23

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,402 17

192 3

3,36,799 14

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,38,198 151

1,639 38

3,32,070 111

4,489 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,753 69

722 14

2,23,174 81

3,857 2

Goa

1,79,307 65

441 37

1,75,478 28

3,388

Mizoram

1,37,377 320

3,049 10

1,33,819 309

509 1

Puducherry

1,29,128 23

230 1

1,27,022 22

1,876

Manipur

1,25,429 23

325 5

1,23,119 28

1,985

Tripura

84,888 14

94 11

83,968 3

826

Meghalaya

84,631 12

240 11

82,916 23

1,475

Chandigarh

65,515 7

67 2

64,628 5

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,298 3

29 2

54,989 5

280

Sikkim

32,390 8

200 2

31,785 6

405

Nagaland

32,143 1

116 2

31,328 3

699

Ladakh

21,749 14

230 17

21,304 31

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,405

11 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,691 1

3 0

7,559 1

129

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