Prerak Dauur Samman: Swachh Survekshan 2021
- 04 Jul 2020
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Recently, a new category of awards titled ‘Prerak Dauur Samman’ has been announced as part of Swachh Survekshan 2021.
- Prerak Dauur Samman:
- The Prerak Dauur Samman has a total of five additional subcategories namely, Divya (Platinum), Anupam (Gold), Ujjwal (Silver), Udit (Bronze) and Aarohi (Aspiring).
- In Swachh Survekshan 2020, cities are evaluated on the criteria of ‘population category’ but for 2021, they will be categorised on the basis of six select 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.
- Integrated SBM-Urban MIS Portal:
- The integrated Management Information System (MIS) portal was also launched.
- It aims to bring the numerous digital initiatives on a single platform and ensure a unified and hassle-free experience for states and cities.
- Launched as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, it is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.
- The ranking exercise is taken up by the Government of India to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness and active implementation of Swachhata mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner.
- Swachh Survekshan-Urban is conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
- Swachh Survekshan-Rural is conducted by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
- Earlier, it was conducted by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation which was merged with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to make a new Ministry of Jal Shakti in 2019.
- Earlier Editions:
- 2016: Ranked 73 cities.
- 2017: Ranked 434 cities.
- 2018: Ranked 4203 cities and became the world’s largest cleanliness survey of that time.
- 2019: Ranked 4237 cities and was first of its kind completely digital survey completed in a record time of 28 days.
- 2020: It continues the momentum and has seen a huge participation of 1.87 crore citizens. To ensure sustainability of on-ground performance of cities, the Swachh Survekshan League was also introduced in 2019.
- Swachh Survekshan League is a quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns, to be done in three quarters and these quarterly assessments will hold 25% weightage in the annual survey.
- Swachh Survekshan 2020 was evaluated for each quarter on the basis of monthly updation of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) online Management Information System (MIS) by cities along with citizen’s validation on the 12 service level progress indicators.
- The results for Swachh Survekshan 2020 will be announced shortly by the Ministry.
- Notable Rankings:
- Mysuru won the award for the Cleanest City of India in the Swachh Survekshan 2016.
- Indore has retained the top position in Swachh Survekshan for three consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019).