Swachh Survekshan 2019 will be launched on August 10
Swachh Survekshan has caught the imagination of citizens and stakeholder alike: in 2016, 1 lakh citizens provided their feedback in the survey.
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs will launch the Swachh Survekshan 2019 on 10th August 2018 in New Delhi. Parallelly, a slew of new initiatives under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) as well as the Ease of Living Index will also be launched.
The event will be webcast live for states and cities to witness the launches from across the country.
As a prelude to encouraging cities to improve urban sanitation, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) had conducted 'Swachh Survekshan-2016' survey for the rating of 73 cities in January 2016, followed by 'Swachh Survekshan-2017' conducted in January-February 2017 ranking 434 cities. The recently concluded Swachh Survekshan 2018 ranked 4,203 Cities.
Swachh Survekshan has caught the imagination of citizens and stakeholder alike: in 2016, 1 lakh citizens provided their feedback in the survey. In 2017, nearly 20 lakh citizen feedback was received. 2018 garnered feedback from 38 lakh citizens – testimony to the way in which the Swachh Bharat Mission has become an integral part of citizens' mental maps.
PMAY-Urban is committed to fulfilling the vision of Hon'ble PM of providing homes to every Indian by 2022. 3,021 houses have been sanctioned in Bihar Sharif city. Out of these, 222 houses are completed & occupied & 409 houses are under construction. (3/3)— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 8, 2018
The survey has already succeeded in fostering a spirit of healthy competition among towns and cities to improve their service delivery to citizens, towards creating cleaner cities.
Some of the interesting insights gleaned from Swachh Survekshan 2018 included the following:
- 79% of residents find their area cleaner than last year
- 73,875 waste-pickers provided formal livelihood
- In 137 cities, > 60% of the bulk garbage generators are doing on-site composting
- 33% cities of >1 lakh population have ICT based monitoring of their CT/PTs
Swachh Survekshan has today made 'swachhata' a thing of motivation and pride – something to look forward to and aspire for.
Swachh Survekshan 2019
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 – Swachh Survekshan 2019 – planned to be conducted from 4th – 31st January 2019 - to rank all cities under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).
The distinctive features of the survey would be geared towards encouraging large-scale citizen participation, ensuring sustainability of initiatives taken towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, providing credible outcomes which would be validated by third-party certification, institutionalizing existing systems through online processes and creating awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in.
The Swachh Survekshan 2019 toolkit that will be launched will contain the detailed survey methodology and component indicators with scores to help cities to prepare themselves for taking the survey.