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Hopeful Of Securing A Healthy National Rank, Daman District Launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

From door to door garbage collection, waste segregation to cleaning of roadside debris and garbage, the Daman district is taking numerous steps to achieve top ranking in swachh survekshan grameen 2018

Hopeful Of Securing A Healthy National Rank, Daman District Launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

New Delhi: Boarding the cleanliness bandwagon, Daman, one of the two districts in the union territory Daman and Diu, launched ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen’ 2018, a national survey to rank rural districts in states on the basis of sanitation led parameters, such as direct observation, citizens’ feedback and service level progress. Launched by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation on July 13, the month long programme was initiated in Daman on August 1. As part of the official launch, a Swachhata rath and rally was flagged off by the Collector of Daman, Chief Executive Officer District Panchayat, President of District Panchayat, and Sarpanches.

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To promote the message of cleanliness and sanitation among the citizens, the district administration unveiled the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) posters, which were put up on the Swachhata rath.

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Since, citizens’ feedback, which has been given 35 per cent weightage, will also contribute in determining the rank of each district under Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018, the district officials initiated awareness programmes.

To ensure that Daman district achieves top position in this year’s Swachh Survekshan Grameen, the officials are leaving no stone unturned. From door to door garbage collection and waste segregation in all the villages and panchayats in the district to cleaning of roadside debris and garbage, the district is doing all.

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Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

This year, the survey will cover 698 districts out of 712, 6,980 villages and 34,900 public places, which include schools, Anganwadis, public health centres, markets and places of religious worship. Along with this, the Ministry will take feedback – both physically and online, from 50 lakh citizens. The top performing districts and states will be awarded on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, this year.

The ranking will be based on a set of parameters which includes data from the Swachh Bharat Mission IMIS, district level surveys of public places and citizen’s perception of swachhta and their recommendations for improvement of the program.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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