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Swachh Survekshan Awards- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Swachh Survekshan Awards- Context

  • Recently, the President of India felicitated the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ hosted as part of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • The Swachh Survekshan awards are given to recognize the good work done for Swachhata by towns/ cities, States and Union Territories under various initiatives of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

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Swachh Survekshan 2021- Key Points

  • About Swachh Survekshan Awards: Swachh Survekshan awards are given annually for cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under various initiatives of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).
  • Participation: Swachh Survekshan 2021 survey was carried out in 4,320 cities over 28 days, where feedback from 4.2 crore people was recorded.
    • Swachh Survekshan 2021 saw also saw an unprecedented number of citizens’ feedback – over 5 crores, compared to 1.87 cores last year.
    • Swachh Survekshan 2021 has also helped identify over 6,000 innovations and best practices in sanitation and waste management from across urban India.
  • Objectives of the Swachh Survekshan Awards: The Swachh Survekshan awards are given to recognize the good work done for Swachhata (cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation) by towns/ cities, States and Union Territories.

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Swachh Survekshan 2021- Key Findings of the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021

  • More than 1 lakh population category: Indore was awarded the title of India’s Cleanest City under Swachh Survekshan 2021, followed by Surat and Vijayawada.
    • Indore was awarded the cleanest city of India for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Population category of ‘less than 1 lakh’: Vita, Lonavala and Sasvad, all from Maharashtra, bagged the first, second and third positions respectively in the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021.
  • Best Ganga Town: Varanasi won the title of the ‘Best Ganga Town’ in the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021.
  • Cleanest Cantonment: Ahmedabad Cantonment won the title of ‘India’s Cleanest Cantonment’, followed by Meerut Cantonment and Delhi Cantonment in the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021.
  • ‘Fastest Mover’ Category: Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh) emerged as the ‘Fastest Mover City’ (in the ‘more than 1 lakh population category) with a jump of 274 ranks from 361st position in the 2020 rankings to the 87th position this year in the Swachh Survekshan 2021.
  • Cleanest State:
    • ‘More than 100 Urban Local Bodies’ Category: Chhattisgarh, for the third consecutive year emerged as the ‘Cleanest State’ the Swachh Survekshan 2021.
    • ‘Less than 100 Urban Local Bodies’ Category: Jharkhand, for the second time, won the Cleanest State award in the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021.
    • Karnataka and Mizoram became the ‘Fastest Mover States’ in the big (more than 100 ULBs) and small (less than 100 ULBs) state category respectively in the Swachh Survekshan 2021.
  • Prerak Daaur Samman: five cities – Indore, Surat, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi Municipal Council and Tirupati were categorized as ‘Divya’ (Platinum) under Swachh Survekshan 2021.
    • Prerak Daaur Samman was included as a new performance category under Swachh Survekshan 2021.
    • Prerak Daaur Samman has a total of five subcategories namely Divya (Platinum), Anupam (Gold), Ujjwal (Silver), Udit (Bronze) and Aarohi (Aspiring).

 

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