Govt launches Swachh Survekshan 2020 and Swachh Nagar app with Key Focus areas

Swachh Survekshan League 2020 was launched with the objective of sustaining the on the ground performance of cities.

Aug 14, 2019 11:36 IST
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020), the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey. SBM Water PLUS Protocol, Swachh Nagar app, Swachh Survekshan 2020 Toolkit and AI-enabled mSBM App were also launched.

Earlier this year, the government launched Swachh Survekshan League 2020 with the objective of sustaining the on-ground performance of cities along with continuous monitoring of service level performance on cleanliness.

Swachh Survekshan 2020 - Key Focus Areas

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri launched Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020). Key Focus areas for Swachh Survekshan 2020 are:

• Collect segregate waste and maintain till processing site
• Utilize capacity of wet processing facilities
• Treat and re-use waste water
• Curtain solid waste based Air Pollution
• Follow three principles – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
• Uplift social condition of informal Waste Pickers
• Promote procurement through GeM
• Assess Ganga Towns separately to accelerate action
• Engage Technology-driven Monitoring

Swachh Nagar Mobile App

This app features tracking of waste collection by ULBs through route and vehicle monitoring, notification to citizens, online collection of user fee for waste collection and an effective grievance redressal mechanism, will be the answer to several issues that hinder effective waste management such as lack of monitoring, collection of segregated waste, and tracking the movement of waste vehicles and waste pickers, amongst others. AI-enabled mSBM App was also launched. National Informatics Centre (NIC) developed this app that helps detect the beneficiary face and toilet seat in the photo uploaded using Artificial Intelligence (AI) model at the backend.

About Swachh Survekshan 2020

Swachh Survekshan 2020 will be conducted in January 2020. It will be organised through citizen engagement that means citizen feedback or indicators involving citizen participation. Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India. It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aims to make India clean and free of open defecation by 2 October 2019.

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