Q. What is Prerak Dauur Samman?
A. Recently, a new category of awards titled â€˜Prerak Dauur Sammanâ€™ has been announced as part of Swachh Survekshan 2021.
Q. What are categories under it?
A. The Prerak Dauur Samman has a total of five subcategories namely,
Q. What is Swachh Survekshan?
A. Launched as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, it is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.
The ranking exercise is taken up by the Government of India to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness and active implementation of Swachhata mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner.
Q. Which ministry is responsible for Swachh Survekshan rankings?
A. Swachh Survekshan-Urban is conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Swachh Survekshan-Rural is conducted by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Q. Are there any changes in Swachh Survekshan 2021?
A. Yes, In Swachh Survekshan 2020, cities are evaluated on the criteria of â€˜population categoryâ€™ but for 2021, they will be categorised on the basis of six select indicator wise performance criteria.
Q. What is Integrated SBM-Urban MIS Portal?
A. The integrated Management Information System (MIS) portal was also launched. It aims to bring the numerous digital initiatives on a single platform and ensure a unified and hassle-free experience for states and cities.
Q. What about earlier editions of Swachh Survekshan?
A. Earlier Editions:
2016: Ranked 73 cities.
2017: Ranked 434 cities.
2018: Ranked 4203 cities and became the worldâ€™s largest cleanliness survey of that time.
2019: Ranked 4237 cities and was first of its kind completely digital survey completed in a record time of 28 days.
2020: It continues the momentum and has seen a huge participation of 1.87 crore citizens. To ensure sustainability of on-ground performance of cities, the Swachh Survekshan League was also introduced in 2019.
Q. What is Swachh Survekshan League?
A. Swachh Survekshan League is a quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns, to be done in three quarters and these quarterly assessments will hold 25% weightage in the annual survey.
Q. Which city performed well in these Rankings?
A. Mysuru won the award for the Cleanest City of India in the Swachh Survekshan 2016.
Indore has retained the top position in Swachh Survekshan for three consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019).