Jal Shakti ministry kickstarts Swachh Survekshan Grameen cleanliness survey for villages

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Updated 2021/11/06 at 2:59 PM

The Jal Shakti ministry has announced that the Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021, a survey of cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation to support the government’s quest for Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus designation for villages, would be released on Thursday. According to a source, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and his deputy Prahlad Singh Patel will kick off the programme. The Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021, will be started under phase two of the Swachh Bharat Mission, and will be carried out by an expert agency. In 2018 and 2019, the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen.’

According to the ministry, the Swachh Survekshan Grameen would reach 17,475 villages in 698 districts throughout the nation. The study will visit about 87,250 public venues, including schools, Anganwadi centres, public health centres, marketplaces, and religious sites, according to the report.

A total of 1,74,750 households will be polled for their opinions on Swachh Bharat Mission-related problems. Citizens will be encouraged to offer comments on sanitation concerns over the internet.

This involves ensuring that all houses, schools, panchayat buildings, and Anganwadi centres in a village have access to toilets, as well as guaranteeing that all public areas and at least 80% of households efficiently manage solid and liquid waste with minimal trash and stagnant water.

Direct observation of sanitation at public places will be given 30% weightage in the Swachh Survekshan Grameen survey, 35 percent for citizen feedback, including feedback from common citizens and key influencers at the village level, and 35 percent for service level progress on sanitation-related parameters.

 

Source: Hindustan Times

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