THE SWACHH SARVEKSHAN PROGRAM – 2022 | UPSC EXAM

INTRODUCTION

  • Hardeep Singh Puri, the union minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, inaugurated the Swachh Survekshan 2022 on September 27, 2021. Swachh Survekshan, the world’s biggest urban cleanliness survey, is being undertaken for the seventh consecutive year by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U). The project, which includes efforts from cities for the entire health and well-being of frontline sanitation workers, was inaugurated in New Delhi with the motto “People First.” MoHUA started off the week-long celebrations of ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the Azaadi@75 spirit with the launch.
  • Puri stated during the event, “Not only have we accomplished ODF, but we have also succeeded in solid waste management.” Hundreds of thousands of Indian citizens are involved in the movement, which is growing in strength.” PM Modi will launch the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 and the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0 on October 1, 2021.

 

WHAT IS SWACHH SARVEKSHAN –

  • Swachh Survekshan 2022 is the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey, performed by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).
  • The Swachh Survekshan 2022 framework will level the playing field for smaller cities, and it will propel the Swachh Bharat Mission toward a circular economy strategy through optimal resource recovery, thanks to its multi-faceted efforts.
  • The updated version of the Swachhata App was also introduced with the introduction of Swachh Survekshan 2022. The Swachhata App is a digital tool for resolving sanitation complaints that was created by MoHUA in 2016. Too far, the app has handled over 2 crore citizen concerns.

 

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM –

  • There are two population categories: under 15,000 and 15 to 25,000.
  • To further broaden the Survekshan reach, district rankings have been presented for the first time.
  • In comparison to prior years, the survey’s scope has been increased to include 100% of wards for sample, up from 40% in previous years.
  • In the program, there will be more than twice assessors in comparison to the last year for the on-field assessment.
  • The survey will include more and better technology interventions, such as QR code-based public input for more outreach, geo-tagging of sanitation and waste management facilities for improved efficiency, and digital document monitoring.

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