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Swachh Survekshan 2019

As a prelude to encouraging cities to improve urban sanitation, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) had conducted ‘SwachhSurvekshan-2016’ survey for the rating of 73 cities in January 2016 followed by ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ conducted in January-February 2017 ranking 434 cities and recently concluded Swachh Survekshan 2018 for ranking 4,203 Cities. In a bid to scale up the coverage of the ranking exercise and encourage towns and cities to actively implement mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner, MoHUA now proposes to conduct its fourth survey to rank all cities under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).

The objective of the survey is to encourage large scale citizen participation, ensure sustainability of initiatives taken towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, provide credible outcomes which would be validated by third party certification, institutionalize existing systems through online processes and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in. Additionally, the survey also intends to foster a spirit of healthy competition among towns and cities to improve their service delivery to citizens, towards creating cleaner cities.

Swachh Survekshan 2019 Highlights

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In order for cities to reap the maximum developmental benefits from the survey,concerted efforts are being taken to design sustainable solutions and strengthen the capacities of the cities to understand themodalities and spirit of the survey. This year,MoHUA aims to complete the survey of all ULBs in total 4 weeks - between 4th January to 31st January, 2019. Further, to claim indicator wise marks, ULBs will have to update their monthly on-line MIS on SBM(U) portal, upload indicator wise supporting documents on Swachh Survekshan-2019 portal by 15th December,2018 along with uploading City profile by 30thNovember, 2018.

This would ensure systematic reporting of facts which shall be validated during the survey The MoHUA will conduct intensive interactions through Swachh Survekshan-2019 regional workshops to familiarize ULBs with the survey methodology, survey process and indicators, and also clarifying their expectations from the survey.

Since citizen participation is a very crucial component of this survey, this year’s indicators have marks for innovations led by citizens and their contribution to overall reduction of the city’s solid waste generated. Social media and other traditional media channels will be used strategically at both national through the ‘Swachh Manch’- a platform for citizens to connect and contribute to the overall cleanliness of the city. State and city levels campaigns are being promoted in order to educate citizens about the objectives of the survey and survey methodology, as well as to reinforce the importance of their participation in the survey, in order to ensure significantly higher levels of participation from all citizens.