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Swachh Survekshan 2019 launched

Swachh Survekshan 2019 launched 

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched Swachh Survekshan 2019. Central govt will launch this program under Swachh Bharat Mission to focus on sustainability and also encourage large scale participation of citizens.

Swachh Survekshan 2019

  • Fully digitized survey through online Management Information System (MIS).
  • The Survey indicators / questionnaire will be of total 5000 marks in comparison to 4000 marks last year.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2019 Rankings will be given on the basis of total marks scored by a city on the basis of the below mentioned parameters.
  • Data collection would be done from 4 broad sources – Service Level Progress, Direct Observation, Citizens Feedback, and Certification. After data collections, Swachh Surveskshan 2019 List of Cities would be prepared.
  • Certification 
    • This will include 2 components – Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities and Open Defecation Free Protocols. The Certification will be done on 2 different aspects:-
  • Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities 
    • Star Rating Protocol has been released by MoHUA. Star Rating protocol will be based on 12 parameters.
    • This will follows a SMART framework – Single Metric, Measurable, Achievable, Rigorous verification mechanism and Targeted towards outcomes.
    • This will include components like cleanliness of drains & water bodies, plastic waste management, managing construction & demolition waste.
    • Swachh Survekshan 2019 has allocated 20% weightage of total marks to Star Rating Certifications.
  • Open Defecation Free Protocols – 5% weightage is being allotted to ODF certifications.
  • Citizen Feedback
    • It is an essential component. People will be asked questions face to face or through outbound calls, 1969, Swachhta App, Swachh Manch and Swachh Surveskshan 2019 Portal.

What it will achieve?

  • This will increase the participation of general public in this Swachhta Mission.
  • This survey will also promote healthy competition among towns and cities.
  • These towns and cities would then be able to improve service delivery to citizens and will ensure cleaner cities for living.

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