SWACHH SURVEKSHAN AWARDS 2022 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     12th January 2024        
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Context: Recently, Indore and Surat were honored with the Cleanest Cities Award in the country during the Cleanliness Survey-2023, in the category of cities with a population exceeding one lakh.

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023

  • Cleanest City Title: Indore (7th Time) and Surat
  • Best Performing States: Maharashtra bagged the top rank, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  • Safaimitra Surakshit Shehar: Chandigarh
  • Cleanest Ganga Towns: Varanasi and Prayagraj

Swacch Survekshan

  • Conducted by: The Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) under the Swachh Bharat Urban Mission.
  • Launch: 2016, is the world’s largest urban sanitation and cleanliness survey.
  • Objective: The exercise acts as a competition among towns and cities to improve their cleanliness, and waste management service delivery to citizens.
  • Theme 2023: Waste to Wealth.

Swachh Bharat Urban Mission

  • About: It is the world’s largest sanitation initiative was launched by the Prime Minister of India in 2014.
  • Aim: To achieve an Open Defecation Free India by October 2, 2019, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.