Swachh Survekshan 2021: Government Launches Field Assessment Of The Annual Cleanliness Survey

Swachh Survekshan 2021: Government Launches Field Assessment Of The Annual Cleanliness Survey

According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, indicators under Swachh Survekshan 2021 focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with faecal sludge management
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Swachh Survekshan 2021: Government Launches Field Assessment Of The Annual Cleanliness SurveyAssessment under Swachh Survekshan 2021 has kickstarted with over 2,000 assessors examining the performance of cities across the country
Highlights
  • Swachh Survekshan 2021 assessment will be done during March 1-28
  • Swachh Survekshan was introduced by MoHUA in 2016
  • The aim is to inspire cities to improve urban sanitation and cleanliness

New Delhi: Cities and towns across the country are once again ready to be assessed on the basis of their Swachh quotient as the Ministry of Housing and Housing Affairs (MoHUA) launched the field assessment of the Swachh Surveshan 2021 on Monday (March 1). It is the sixth edition of the cleanliness survey which is being conducted every year by MoHUA since 2016. While Mysore in Karnataka achieved the tag of the cleanest city in 2016, Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been winning every year since 2017. This year, in order to find the cleanest city, the ministry has roped in over 2,000 assessors who will be examining the performance of cities and towns. The assessment which will continue till March 28 will also take into consideration over 3 crore citizen feedback received through platforms like Vote for Your City App, Swachhata App and Swachh Survekshan portal, amongst others.

Also Read: Swachh Survekshan 2021: Here Is How Indore Is Gearing Up To Win Top Ranking For The Fifth Time

While launching the field assessment in a web event, Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA said that Swachh Survekshan is a competitive framework to encourage cities to improve the status of urban sanitation while encouraging large scale citizen participation. He said,

Swachh Survekshan has led to a spirit of healthy competition among cities and towns of India. The journey that started in 2016 with only 73 cities with million plus population has grown manifold, with 434 cities in 2017, 4,203 cities in 2018, 4,237 cities in 2019 and 4,242 cities in 2020, including 62 Cantonment Boards.

According to MoHUA, with an aim to ensure the sustainability of efforts made towards sanitation, the Swachh Survekshan 2021 indicators focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with faecal sludge. Similarly, the crucial issues of legacy waste management and remediation of landfills have also been brought to the fore in this edition of Survekshan. The survey will categorise cities on the basis of six indicator-wise performance criteria:

  • Segregation of waste into wet, dry and hazard categories
  • Processing capacity against wet waste generated
  • Processing and recycling of wet and dry waste
  • Construction and demolition waste processing
  • Percentage of waste going to landfills
  • Sanitation status of cities

The Ministry further announced that apart from ranking cities and States, this year, SS would also be ranking districts (on the basis of the performance of their cities). MoHUA had previously stated that state ranking will also be announced under the survey and will be measured based on their fund utilisation and support to respective local bodies, among others.

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Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body that is implementing the Swachh Survekshan Survey on the ground said via video conferencing,

We can notice how much has changed since the first survey done in 2016. A change has come about in not just the mindset of citizens but also their actions and initiatives taken towards cleanliness of their cities. It’s wonderful to see the spirit of the competition.

Talking about how cities can take the lead, Mr. Zainulbhai said that even the top performing cities like Indore can learn from other cities which are innovating their cleanliness strategies every day. They still need to keep working everyday to be better than the last year, he added.

Acknowledging the efforts made under the Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched in 2014, Mr. Mishra said that it has made significant progress in the area of both sanitation and solid waste management. He said,

It is important to acknowledge the efforts of all stakeholders including our citizens in making Swachh Bharat a Jan Andolan.

Mr. Mishra further said that almost 4,360 Urban Local Bodies have been declared open defecation free (ODF), 2,158 cities have been certified ODF+ which focuses on maintenance and hygiene of the toilets and 551 cities have been certified ODF++ which focuses on toilets with sludge and septage management.

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He further said that under the SBM-U, 66 lakhs of individual household toilets and over 6 lakhs of community/ public toilets have been constructed/ or are under construction and nearly 60,000 toilets across 2900 cities have been made live on Google Maps.

While talking about the strides made towards waste management in the country under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Mr. Mishra said,

In solid waste management, 97 per cent of wards have 100 per cent door-to-door collection while 68 per cent of the total waste generated is being processed. A total of six cities have been certified as 5 Star, 86 as 3 star and 65 as 1 star under the Star Rating Protocol for Garbage Free Cities.

The municipal corporation of all the cities have been preparing for the assessment by regularly filing their data and updating their progress in the MIS (Management Information System) along with running multiple awareness campaign based on cleanliness, hygiene and waste management at source, said Mr. Asad Warsi, Centre’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Consultant for Indore Municipal Corporation.

Also Read: Parameswaran Iyer From World Bank Shares The ‘ABCDEF’ Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan And India’s ODF Journey

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

17,59,54,708Cases
5,81,66,715Active
11,39,84,189Recovered
38,03,804Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,59,54,708 and 38,03,804 have died; 5,81,66,715 are active cases and 11,39,84,189 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 3:36 am.

India

2,95,10,410 70,421Cases
9,73,15853,001Active
2,81,62,947 1,19,501Recovered
3,74,305 3,921Deaths
In India, there are 2,95,10,410 confirmed cases including 3,74,305 deaths. The number of active cases is 9,73,158 and 2,81,62,947 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,08,992 10,442

1,58,617 167

56,39,271 7,504

1,11,104 2,771

Karnataka

27,65,134 7,810

1,80,856 10,961

25,51,365 18,646

32,913 125

Kerala

27,28,239 11,584

1,23,433 6,478

25,93,625 17,856

11,181 206

Tamil Nadu

23,53,721 14,016

1,49,927 12,146

21,74,247 25,895

29,547 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,09,844 6,770

85,637 5,780

17,12,267 12,492

11,940 58

Uttar Pradesh

17,02,624 452

8,986 820

16,71,852 1,221

21,786 51

West Bengal

14,61,257 3,984

17,651 1,403

14,26,710 2,497

16,896 84

Delhi

14,31,139 255

3,466 144

14,02,850 376

24,823 23

Chhattisgarh

9,86,963 459

13,677 1,405

9,59,969 1,858

13,317 6

Rajasthan

9,49,684 308

7,441 959

9,33,421 1,260

8,822 7

Odisha

8,51,782 4,469

51,681 3,309

7,96,799 7,733

3,302 45

Gujarat

8,20,321 455

10,249 614

8,00,075 1,063

9,997 6

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,183 274

4,251 524

7,75,380 780

8,552 18

Haryana

7,65,861 339

4,661 525

7,52,208 821

8,992 43

Bihar

7,17,215 487

5,312 389

7,02,411 868

9,492 8

Telangana

6,03,369 1,280

21,137 996

5,78,748 2,261

3,484 15

Punjab

5,87,903 956

12,981 1,083

5,59,360 1,980

15,562 59

Assam

4,59,497 2,167

41,373 3,272

4,14,173 5,403

3,951 36

Jharkhand

3,43,458 154

3,395 571

3,34,979 723

5,084 2

Uttarakhand

3,36,879 263

4,633 388

3,25,311 644

6,935 7

Jammu And Kashmir

3,07,412 774

15,081 1,203

2,88,145 1,965

4,186 12

Himachal Pradesh

1,98,550 237

4,777 625

1,90,382 855

3,391 7

Goa

1,62,468 420

4,882 175

1,54,658 581

2,928 14

Puducherry

1,12,528 402

5,331 414

1,05,513 809

1,684 7

Chandigarh

61,110 54

520 20

59,798 71

792 3

Manipur

59,852 530

8,499 211

50,379 726

974 15

Tripura

59,321 235

5,170 382

53,531 610

620 7

Meghalaya

41,906 305

4,623 248

36,550 547

733 6

Arunachal Pradesh

31,282 134

2,885 302

28,252 434

145 2

Nagaland

23,644 82

3,502 131

19,689 208

453 5

Ladakh

19,561 17

658 88

18,706 105

197

Sikkim

18,414 157

3,553 230

14,580 387

281

Mizoram

15,364 97

3,549 111

11,748 203

67 5

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,463 1

78 17

10,381 18

4

Lakshadweep

9,209 34

576 39

8,589 72

44 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,261 18

110 11

7,025 29

126

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