Published on: September 29, 2021



What is in news : Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan

What is Swachh Survekshan:

  • Launched in 2016.
  • It is meant to monitor the performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched on October 2, 2014, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • It was also aimed at inculcating a spirit of healthy competition among cities towards becoming India’s cleanest cities.

About :

  • World’s largest urban cleanliness survey
  • Conducted by: Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U)
  • Designed with ‘People First’ as its driving philosophy
  • Curated towards capturing the initiatives of cities for the overall welfare and well-being of frontline sanitation workers.
  • Incorporated specific indicators that drive cities to improve working conditions and livelihood opportunities for sanitation workers in urban India’s sanitation journey.
  • Two population categories under 15K and between 15-25K.
  • District rankings have been introduced for the first time.
  • The scope has been expanded to now cover 100% wards for sampling, as compared to 40% in previous years.