Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

Jul 14, 2018 08:43 IST
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation on July 13, 2018 launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018).

This year, an independent survey agency will conduct the survey in all districts during August 1- 31, 2018 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.

The top performing states and districts will be awarded on October 2, 2018.


The objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake a ranking of states and districts on the basis of their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative SBM-G parameters.

In the process, rural communities will be engaged in the improvement of the sanitation and cleanliness of their surrounding areas.

Structure and Process of the Survey

• As part of Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 6980 villages in 698 districts across India will be covered.

• Total 34000 public places namely schools, anganwadis, public health centres, haat, bazaars, religious places in these villages will be visited for survey.

• Citizens’ feedback will be collected from over 50 lakh citizens on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) related issues through direct interaction as well as through online feedback.

• During the process, 65 percent weightage has been assigned to the findings and outcome from the survey; and 35 percent to the service level parameters to be obtained from the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS).

Weightage to different elements of the SSG

Direct Observation of sanitation in public places: 30 percent

Citizen’s Feedback on sanitation parameters: 35 percent

Service Level Progress on sanitation progress in the country as per SBM (Gramin): 35 percent

Other launches

On the same occasion, the audio-visual communication campaign, featuring prominent celebrities including Swachh Bharat ambassadors including Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar, was also launched.

The SSG 2018 logo and the SSG 2018 brochure detailing essential facts about the initiative were also released.


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