Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented awards to the top states, cities and Organisations of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 in Indore on 23 June 2018. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Hardeep S Puri, MoS (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and were present on the occasion among other dignitaries.
Jharkhand was awarded as the best performing state while Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh bagged 2nd and 3rd position. Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh emerged as the top 3 cleanest cities of the country, while Greater Mumbai was awarded the cleanest capital city in the country.
Vijayawada, Mysuru and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) were awarded as cleanest cities in population categories of greater than 10 lakh, 3-10 lakh and 1-3 lakh, respectively while Delhi Cantt was awarded as the cleanest Cantonment Board in the country.
In the organisations category, Bakeys Foods, Hyderabad was awarded for ‘Swachh Innovation’, Bengaluru based Saahas Waste Management was awarded under Swachh Best Practice category and the Swachh Entrepreneur award was given to Daily Dump, Bengaluru.
The prime minister also released the Swachh Survekshan 2018 Report and launched the Swachh Survekshan – 2018 Results Dash Board. The Swachh Survekshan 2018 Dashboard comprises five sections, National Ranking (Cities with population greater than 1 Lakh), Zonal Ranking (Cities with population less than 1 Lakh and ranked zone wise as North, East, South, West and North East), Cantonment Board Ranking (61 Cantt Boards), States Ranking (ranking based on their respective cities performance in SS2018), Swachh Survekshan 2018 Awards (All Award Categories listing).
The dashboard features geotagging of all 4203 Cities including 61 Cantonment Boards that have participated in Swachh Survekshan 2018. One distinct highlight of this dashboard is the Individual City Ranking and Performance page which may be opened by clicking on the maplink and can also be downloaded a QR coded PDF version of city page.
The Swachh Survekshan 2018 report provides details regarding the activities and processes, the products (customised applications) and services deployed during this massive exercise which spanned over 66 days (Jan.4 to Mar.10). The report has the list of all the awardees at the National Level under various population categories i.e. above 10 lakhs, between 3 to 10 lakh, and 1 to 3 lakh population ULBs and the Zonal level awards. In addition to this, the report contains brief write-ups for every awardee with details. It also has a separate section for the Cantonment Boards with a list of the awardees and the National Level Top 20 Cantonment Board Ranking.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi also released two booklets titled ‘Advisory on Decentralised Processing of Organic Waste ‘ & ‘ Transforming Urban Landscape of India: A Book of Case Studies’. The first one puts together several citizen and institutional initiatives in decentralised composting, varying from individual households to Resident Welfare Associations and Institutions. This Advisory will be a model for citizens and institutions to adopt such practices at their own premises and become effective partners in achieving the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and reduce the sanitation burden on the City governments to a large extent. Te second focusses on best practices followed by cities in the area of Solid waste management and endeavours to bring inspiring stories to people. Transforming urban landscapes of India will be a continuous series from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The series in its next edition will cover more cities to enable emulation of these good practices all over the country.
Presenting awards to the other winners in various categories of Swachh Survekshan 2018 at a separate event earlier in the day, Hardeep Puri said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has indeed become a jan andolan. Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of UP, Suresh Kumar Khanna, Urban Development and Housing Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Maya Singh, Urban Development and Housing Minister of Jharkhand Chandreshwar Prasad Singh and D.S Mishra, Secretary , Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GoI were also present on the occasion.
Swachh Survekshan 2018 – Details
During Swachh Survekshan 2018, a record number of 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected and 53.58 lakh Swachhata Apps downloaded. The total number of interactions on Swachhata App by citizens were around 1.18 crore. In 2016, Swachh Survekshan was conducted in 73 cities having a population of one million or more and capital city of States/ UTs and Mysore had bagged the award of being the cleanest city of India. In 2017, the scope of Swachh Survekshan was enlarged to cover 434 cities having a population of one lakh or more and Capital city of states/ UTs and Indore was awarded as cleanest city of India.