The results of the fifth edition of the nationwide annual cleanliness survey, ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’, will be announced today. This year, around 1 Crore 87 lakh citizens participated in the survey of 4 thousand 242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 towns along the Ganga river. 129 awards will be handed over to the top performing cities and States in today’s Swachh Mahotsav event.
Swachh Survekshan 2020’, which was completed in 28 days, saw registration of 1.7 crore citizens on Swachhata App, over 11 crore impressions on social media along with linking of more than 5.5 lakh sanitary workers to social welfare schemes and over 84,000 informal waste-pickers being integrated into the mainstream. Swachh Survekshan was introduced by the government with the objective of generating large-scale citizen participation in the Mission, along with inculcating a spirit of healthy competition among cities towards becoming India’s cleanest cities.
The event will also witness felicitation of Urban Development Ministry’s partner organisations in the Urban- Swachh Bharat Mission journey, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Google. Mysuru had won the award for the cleanest city of India in the first edition of the survey, Indore has retained the top position for three consecutive years. In the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’, Swachh Survekshan League, a quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns was also introduced to ensure continuous assessment.