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SWACHH VIDYALAYA PURASKAR 2021 - 2022

SWACHH VIDYALAYA PURASKAR 2021 - 2022

Context:

Shri Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, launched Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 - 2022. Schools have been given enough time until March 2022 to apply for awards in a timely and safe manner.

Key Points:

  • Schools will be tested through an online and mobile application in 6 categories.
  • These are: Soap Hand washing, Water, Sanitation, Operation and Maintenance, Behaviour Change and Capacity Building, and the new additional phase of COVID-19 Preparation and Response, and the system will generate complete scores and scores automatically.

Awards:

  • Schools will be awarded at district, State, and National levels based on an internationally accepted five-star rating system.
  • Every school will receive a certificate of participation that reflects the smart points according to the category-wise scores and grades of the school as a whole.
  • Forty schools will be nominated for awards this year at the national level across the field.
  • The school award money has been increased this year from Rs. 50,000 / - to Rs. 60,000 / - per school, under the Samagra Shiksha program.

Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar:

  • The award recognizes, encourages, and rewards exemplary schools in water, sanitation, and hygiene and provides a signal and guidance for schools to make further progress in the future.
  • To create awareness about sanitation Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) was first established by the Department of School Education and Literacy in 2016-17.
  • SVP 2021-22 is open to all types of schools, namely Government, Government aided, and Private schools in rural and urban areas.

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