On July 03, 2020, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA),has launched the toolkit for sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of urban India ‘Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2021’conducted by MoHUA that mainly focuses on utilizing the capacity of wet waste processing facilities, Cleaning and reusing dirty water & Separately collect garbage and maintain it till the processing site.
New category of awards ‘Prerak Dauur Samman announced:
As part of Swachh Survekshan 2021, Puri also announced a new category of awards named ‘Prerak Dauur Samman’ , in which top 3 cities being recognized in following 5 sub- categories -Divya (Platinum), Anupam (Gold), Ujjwal (Silver), Udit (Bronze), Aarohi (Aspiring) based on six select indicator which are as follows:
• 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
• Sanitation status of cities
SBM-Urban MIS portal launched:
Along with the tool kit, SBM-Urban MIS [Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban Management information system] portal was launched during the event, which also witnessed the signing of the Engagement and Coordination Arrangement (ECA) between MoHUA and the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) on co-operation in the field of WASH.
Webinar on ‘Segregation at Source: Key to Solid Waste Management’ conducted:
The virtual event organized the workshop & Webinar on ‘Segregation at Source: Key to Solid Waste Management’in which webinar was attended by more than 1,000 State and Urban Local Body (ULB) officials and other stakeholders & workshop saw presentations from lighthouse cities namely Navi Mumbai, Surat, Khargone and Karad who showcased their source segregation models along with the release of a report ‘Segregate, Segregate, Segregate’ by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Secretary– Durga Shanker Mishra