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Govt adopts Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

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Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

According to an official release, an independent survey agency will conduct the survey in all districts from 1st to 31st August 2018, and the results will be announced in the form of a ranking of all districts and states on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters. The top performing states and districts are expected to be awarded on 2nd October 2018.
Speaking at the launch, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, said that the objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake a ranking of states and districts on the basis of their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative SBM-G parameters. In the process, through a countrywide communication campaign, rural communities will be engaged in the improvement of the sanitation and cleanliness of their surrounding areas, he added.
The Secretary further outlined the structure and process of the survey. As part of Swachh Survekshan Grameen 6,980 villages in 698 districts across India will be covered. Total 34,000 public places namely schools, anganwadis, public health centres, haat/bazaars/religious places in these villages will be visited for survey. Citizens’ feedback will be collected from over 50 lakh citizens on SBM related issues through direct interaction as well as online feedback.
During the process, 65% weightage has been assigned to the findings and outcome from the survey and 35% to the service level parameters to be obtained from the IMIS of the MDWS. The weights to different elements of the SSG would be as below:
Direct Observation of sanitation in public places: 30%
Citizen’s Feedback on sanitation parameters: 35%
Service Level Progress on sanitation progress in the country as per SBMG- MIS: 35%

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