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Swachh Survekshan 2020

  • 01 Jan 2020
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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has announced the results of the first (April-June) and second (July- September) quarters of Swachh Survekshan 2020.

  • Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the 5th edition of the annual urban cleanliness survey conducted by the Ministry.

Format/ Method of Assessment

  • Swachh Survekshan 2020 is 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.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2020 has been conducted in 3 quarters:
    • April – June
    • July – September
    • October – December 2019
  • These quarterly assessments will hold 25% weightage in the annual survey which is scheduled to commence from 4th January 2020 across India.
  • Ranks for Swachh Survekshan 2020 have been assigned based on the population in two categories of the cities :
    • 1 lakh and above with sub-categories of
      • 1-10 lakh
      • 10 lakhs and above.
    • Less than 1 lakh (under this category, the rankings are given zone and population-wise).
      • It includes five zones namely, North, East, Northeast, South and West.

Key Points

  • Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) have topped the cleanliness charts for two consecutive quarters among cities with over 10 lakh population and with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population respectively.
  • Kolkata ranked at the bottom of the ranking of 49 major cities across both quarters as West Bengal did not participate in the nationwide exercise.
  • Among cantonment boards, Tamil Nadu's St.Thomas Mount Cantt was ranked 1st in quarter 1 whereas Delhi Cantt ranked first in the 2nd quarter.
    • Secunderabad Cantonment Board in Hyderabad is the worst performer among other cantonment boards.

Source: TH

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