To make a report on the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Urban Development has commissioned Quality Council of India (QCI) which will rank 75 cities on sanitation and cleanliness after an extensive survey.
- The survey conducted by QCI dubbed “Swachh Survekshan” will cover all state capitals and another 53 cities with a population above one million.
- A base-year pre survey was conducted in 2015 before the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
- Swachh Survekshan is being conducted between January 5 and January 20. The results are expected to be announced on January 25, 2016.
To measure the progress made by each of these 75 cities, current survey findings as on December, 2015 will be tallied with the findings of October, 2014 then ranking will be give accordingly.
What Swachh Survekshan will evaluate?
- Swachh Survekshan will evaluate the work done in strategy for open defecation free town (ODF), integrated solid waste management (SWM), information, education and behaviour change communication (IEBC)
- It will also evaluate work like sweeping, door to door collection and transportation, processing and disposal, provision of public and community toilet seats and construction of household individual toilets.
- QCI Chairman – Adil Zainulbhai
- Swachh Bharat Mission’s objective is to ensure door-to-door garbage collection and proper disposal of municipal solid waste in all the 83,000 wards in urban areas by 2019.