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Swacch Survekshan league

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Swacch Survekshan league

What to study?

For Prelims: Key findings, performance of various states.

For Mains: Concerns and challenges highlighted, ways to address them.

Context: Results (July-September) of ‘Swachh Survekshan League 2020‘ have been released.

SS League is conducted in three quarters (April-June, July-September and October-December) with the objective of sustaining the on-ground performance of cities along with monitoring of when it comes to cleanliness.

Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the 5th edition of the annual urban cleanliness survey conducted by the Ministry.

Performance of various states:

  • Cleanest city: Indore for the fourth time in a row.
  • Worst performer:
  • In the category of cities having population more than 10 lakh, Bhopal stood second in first quarter results (April to June), while Rajkot grabbed the second spot in second quarter results (July-September) of ‘Swachh Survekshan League 2020’.
  • The third position was grabbed by Surat in the first quarter and Navi Mumbai in the second quarter.
  • In the second quarter, Vodara was ranked fourth, followed by Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Greater Mumbai, Allahabad and Lucknow.
  • Among cantonment boards, Tamil Nadu’s St.Thomas Mount Cantt was ranked 1st in quarter 1 whereas Delhi Cantt ranked first in the 2nd quarter.
  • Secunderabad Cantonment Board in Hyderabad is the worst performer among other cantonment boards.

All About Swachh Survekshan:

  • The process of ranking cities and town of India on the basis of cleanliness was first conducted in 2016, which covered 73 cities.
  • The second and third round of the survey in 2017 and 2018 widened the coverage of the assessment to 434 cities with a population of one lakh and above and 4,203 cities respectively.

Objectives of Swachh Survekshan:

  1. The annual cleanliness survey aims to encourage large scale participation of citizens in cleanliness drives.
  2. It aims to ensure sustainability of initiatives taken towards garbage free and open defecation free cities.
  3. It aims to create awareness among all sections of the society regarding the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in.

Sources: The Hindu.