Swachh Bharat Mission

[pib] Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Launches the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

Mains level: Progress monitoring of Swachh Bharat Mission


Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

  1. An independent survey agency will conduct the survey in all districts and the results will be announced in the form of a ranking of all districts and states on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters.
  2. The top-performing states and districts are expected to be awarded on 2nd October 2018.

Particulars of the Survey

  1. As part of Swachh Survekshan Grameen 6,980 villages in 698 districts across India will be covered.
  2. Total 34,000 public places namely schools, anganwadis, public health centres, haat/bazaars/religious places in these villages will be visited for the survey.
  3. Citizens’ feedback will be collected from over 50 lakh citizens on SBM related issues through direct interaction as well as online feedback.
  4. During the process, 65% weightage has been assigned to the findings and outcome from the survey and 35% to the service level parameters to be obtained from the IMIS of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  5. The weights to different elements of the SSG would be as below:
  • Direct Observation of sanitation in public places: 30%
  • Citizen’s Feedback on sanitation parameters: 35%
  • Service Level Progress on sanitation progress in the country as per SBMG- MIS: 35%

The progress of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)

  1. Over 7.7 crore toilets have been built in rural India under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) since its launch in October 2014, with a usage of 93% as per an independent third-party survey conducted in 2017-18 across all States/UTs.
  2. Nearly 4 lakh villages, over 400 districts and 19 States and Union Territories have declared themselves free from open defecation.
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