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Govt launches Swachh Survekshan 2021

New Delhi: Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, while launching the toolkit for Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2021said that every year, the Swachh Survekshan is redesigned innovatively, to ensure that the process becomes more robust, with focus on sustaining the behaviour change.

Keeping in mind the ministry's efforts towards ensuring sustainability of the sanitation value chain, the SS 2021 indicators focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with faecal sludge. He also announced a new category of awards titled 'Prerak Dauur Samman' as part of SS 2021. The Prerak Daaur Samman has five additional sub - categories -Divya (Platinum), Anupam (Gold), Ujjwal (Silver), Udit (Bronze), Aarohi (Aspiring) - with top three cities being recognised in each.

The survey will categorise 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 & demolition (C&D) waste processing; percentage of waste going to landfills; and sanitation status of cities.

The ministry said that ''Swachh Survekshan 2020'' had seen an unprecedented participation of 1.87 crore citizens. The 2018 cleanliness survey, which became the world''s largest cleanliness survey, had ranked 4,203 cities. The ''Swachh Survekshan 2019'' which not only covered 4,237 cities but was also the first-of-its-kind completely digital survey completed in a record time of 28 days, it said in a statement.

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