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Swachh Survekshan 2023- 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.

Swachh Survekshan 2023 launched under SBM (Urban) 2.0_3.1


Swachh Survekshan 2023 in News

  • Recently, the Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the eighth edition of Swachh Survekshan (SS) – SS 2023 under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0, in a virtual event.

Swachh Survekshan 2023 launched under SBM (Urban) 2.0_4.1


Key Points about Swachh Survekshan 2023

  • About: Swachh Survekshan 2023 reiterates the commitment towards moving towards a circular economy in waste management while tapping the immense scope of recovering value from waste.
  • Theme: Swachh Survekshan 2023 theme is ‘Waste to Wealth’ as its driving philosophy.
  • Significance: Swachh Survekshan 2023 is curated towards achieving circularity in waste management.
    • The Swachh Survekshan 2023 survey would give priority to the principle of 3Rs – Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
  • Evaluation Process: In SS 2023, the evaluation will be conducted in 4 phases, instead of 3 phases in earlier editions and citizen validation and field assessment of processing facilities is being introduced in the phase 3 also, in addition to phase 4.
    • This is because, It was observed that whenever the SS survey starts, there is enhanced level of activities undertaken by the cities and cities are visibly cleaner during the months the survey is conducted.
  • Key Features:
    • Source Segregation: In SS 2023, additional weightage has been given to source segregation of waste, enhancement of waste processing capacity of cities to match the waste generation and reduction of waste going to the dumpsites.
    • Plastic Pollution: Indicators have been introduced with additional weightage on emphasizing the need for phased reduction of plastic, plastic waste processing, encourage waste to wonder parks and zero waste events.
    • Cleanest Wards: Ranking of Wards within the cities is also being promoted through Swachh Survekshan 2023. The Mayors of the cities are being encouraged to participate in the ranking and felicitate the cleanest wards.
    • The cities would also be assessed on dedicated indicators on the issues of ‘open urination’ (Yellow Spots) and ‘open spitting’ (Red Spots), being faced by the cities.
    • Further, this year MoHUA is also promoting cleaning of back lanes of the residential and commercial areas.

Swachh Survekshan 2021- Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 Declared

स्वच्छ सर्वेक्षण 2023 एसबीएम (शहरी) 2.0 के अंतर्गत प्रारंभ किया गया

About Swachh Survekshan

  • About: Swachh Survekshan was introduced by MoHUA in 2016 as a competitive framework to encourage cities to improve the status of urban sanitation while encouraging large scale citizen participation.
  • Implementing Ministry: Swachh Survekshan survey is being implemented by Ministry of Housing and urban Affairs under its broader program- SBM(Urban) Scheme.
  • Importance: Over the years Swachh Survekshan has been an enabler for Mission acceleration in the cities.
    • Swachh Survekshan has led to a healthy competition among cities to improve their performance on sanitation parameters thereby improving sanitation services delivery to the citizens.
  • Performance: SS 2023 started in 2016 with only 73 cities with million plus population has grown manifold, with-
    • 434 cities in 2017,
    • 4,203 cities in 2018,
    • 4,237 cities in 2019,
    • 4,242 cities in SS 2020,
    • 4,320 cities in SS 2021, and
    • 4,355 cities in SS 2022, including 62 Cantonment Boards.


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