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Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022- 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 2022 in News

  • Recently, the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022 at a function held in New Delhi.
  • Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated residents, sanitary workers and local administration of the award winning cities.


Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022

  • Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row, while Surat and Navi Mumbai followed it on the next two spots
  • Telangana won the first prize under the large states category under the Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG) 2022 which looks into the sanitation status of rural areas.
    • Haryana was in the second position while Tamil Nadu was third.
  • Among smaller states and Union territories, Andaman and Nicobar secured the first position followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Sikkim.
  • In the category of best performing states in ‘Swachh Survekshan Awards 2022’, Madhya Pradesh has secured the first position, followed by Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
  • In the category of cities having population fewer than one lakh, Maharashtra’s Panchgani was ranked number one, followed by Chhattisgarh’s Patan (NP) and Maharashtra’s Karhad.
  • Haridwar was adjudged the cleanest Ganga town in the category of more than 1 lakh population, followed by Varanasi and Rishikesh.
  • Bijnor was ranked the first among Ganga towns with fewer than one lakh population. followed by Kannauj and Garhmukhteshwar respectively.
  • In to the survey, Maharashtra’s Deolali was adjudged the country’s cleanest Cantonment Board.



Swachh Survekshan 2022

  • 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.
    • The 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan was conducted to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and rank the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) based on various cleanliness and sanitation parameters.
  • 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.
  • Coverage: The Swachh Survekshan has evolved from being an assessment of 73 cities in 2016 to covering 4,354 cities this year.

Swachh Survekshan 2023 launched under SBM (Urban) 2.0

Swachh Survekshan 2023 launched under SBM (Urban) 2.0

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