Field Assessment Of Swachh Survekshan 2021:
Government Launches Field Assessment Of The Annual Cleanliness Survey
- According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, indicators under Swachh Survekshan 2021 focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with fecal sludge management
- It is the sixth edition of the cleanliness survey which is being conducted every year by MoHUA since 2016.
- While Mysore in Karnataka achieved the tag of the cleanest city in 2016, Indore in Madhya Pradesh has been winning every year since 2017.
- This year, in order to find the cleanest city, the ministry has roped in over 2,000 assessors who will be examining the performance of cities and towns.
- The assessment which will continue till March 28 will also take into consideration over 3 crore citizen feedback received through platforms like Vote for Your City App, Swachhata App, and Swachh Survekshan portal, amongst others.
- According to MoHUA, with an aim to ensure the sustainability of efforts made towards sanitation, the Swachh Survekshan 2021 indicators focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with fecal sludge.
- Similarly, the crucial issues of legacy waste management and remediation of landfills have also been brought to the fore in this edition of Survekshan.
The survey will categorize cities on the basis of six indicator-wise performance criteria:
- Segregation of waste into wet, dry, and hazard categories
- Processing capacity against wet waste generated
- Processing and recycling of wet and dry waste
- Construction and demolition waste processing
- Percentage of waste going to landfills
- Sanitation status of cities