Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021


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    About Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021 

    • Background: Commissioned by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
    • Aim: To support the acceleration of ODF Plus interventions and increase momentum for improving ODF Sustainability across the villages in the country. 
      • ODF-plus is aimed at ensuring solid and liquid waste management.
        • This includes ensuring all households, schools, panchayat buildings and Anganwadi centres in a village have access to toilets and that all public places and at least 80 per cent of households effectively manage their solid and liquid waste with minimal litter and minimal stagnant water.
    • Coverage:  17,475 villages in 698 districts of the country will be covered by the cleanliness survey. 
      • Around 87,250 public places, such as schools, Anganwadi centres, public health centres, markets, religious places will be visited for the survey.
    • Weightage: 30 percent weightage for direct observation of sanitation at public places
      • 35 per cent for citizen’s feedback and 
      • 35 per cent for service level progress on sanitation-related parameters. 
    • Detailed protocol: A detailed protocol has been developed to guide the ranking of districts based on their performance on key quality and quantitative parameters.
    • Mobile App: The SSG 2021 mobile App will also be made available in major local Indian languages. The survey will be well monitored and complemented with frequent field visits.

    About Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)

    • It was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Oct 2014 to make the country garbage and open defecation free by behavioural change.
    • According to the government, since the launch of the scheme
      • 62.09 lakh individual have household toilets,
      • 5.94 lakh community toilets have been constructed
      • 99% of the cities have been declared open defecation free (ODF).
    • SBM (Gramin) comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
    • SBM (Urban) Comes under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

    Source: PIB