Swachh Survek­shan Grameen launched to rank dists & states

DNA (Delhi) - - INDIA -

New Delhi: The govern­ment on Fri­day launched its ‘Swachh Survek­shan Grameen’ 2018, a sur­vey of ru­ral clean­li­ness pro­gramme, to rank all dis­tricts and states on the ba­sis of qual­i­ta­tive and quan­ti­ta­tive eval­u­a­tion.

The rank­ing will be based on a com­pre­hen­sive set of clean­li­ness pa­ram­e­ters, sur­vey of pub­lic places, cit­i­zens’ perception of “swach­hta” (clean­li­ness) and their rec­om­men­da­tions for the im­prove­ment of the pro­gramme, and data from the ‘Swachh Bharat Mis­sion’ in ru­ral ar­eas.

“The Min­istry of Drink­ing Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion has com­mis­sioned the sur­vey on ru­ral clean­li­ness and this rank­ing will be based on dis­trict level sur­veys of pub­lic places like schools, an­gan­wadis, haat-bazaars, pan­chayat and ci­ti­zen’s perception of ‘Swach­hta’. Top per­form­ing states and dis­tricts will be awarded on October 2, “ MDWS sec­re­tary Paramesh­waran Iyer told re­porters.

Ac­cord­ing to the plan, 6,800 vil­lages in 680 dis­tricts across the coun­try will be cov­ered and 34,000 pub­lic places in these vil­lages will be sur­veyed. Around 54,000 cit­i­zens will be in­ter­viewed for their feed­back on Swachh Bharat Mis­sion re­lated is­sues and they would be also asked to give feed­back on san­i­ta­tion re­lated is­sues, the min­istry said.

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