Sixth Edition of Swachh Survekshan Survey from 4th January 2021
Since its first edition back in 2016, the Swachh Survekshan survey has been conducted every year by making the process for conducting the survey more robust by redesigning it innovatively. The toolkit for the 2021 and the dates for the 6th edition of the Swachh Survekshan survey was launched by Hardeep Singh Puri (Union Minister of State (I/C) of Housing & Urban Affairs) on 3rd July 2020.
The Toolkit for Swachh Survekshan 2021 Indicators introduced will focus on public participation and encouragement for innovators in the cities.
The Swachh Survekshan Survey 2021 will be conducted from 4th January to 31st January 2021.
At the launch event, the portal of the integrated Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)- Urban Management Information System (MIS) was launched that will help in bringing various digital initiatives under a single platform. For states and cities, this portal will provide a unified and hassle-free experience for the creation of both Swachhta and Digital India.
New Category of Awards under 2021 Survey
Under title ‘Prerak Dauur Samman’ a new category of award was added to the 2021 Swachh Survekshan survey. The award will have five subcategories: Platinum (Divya), Bronze (Udit), Silver (Ujjwal), Gold (Anupam), and Aspiring (Arohi).
Swachh Survekshan Survey
This survey was launched in 2016 to encourage cities across the country to improve urban sanitation. The Swachh Survekshan Survey of 2018 was the World’s Largest Cleanliness Survey in which 4203 cities were ranked. This was further improved in 2019’s survey by surveying 4237 cities digitally in a record time period of 28 days.
For 3 consecutive years- 2017, 2018 and 2019 Indore has been the Cleanest City of India. In 2016 Mysore was the Cleanest. Results for the 2020 Survey were delayed due to COVID-19 but are expected to be released soon by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.