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Swachh Survekshan (SS) Awards 2023

Why is it in the news?

  • Recently, Swachh Survekshan awards 2023 were conferred.
  • It was conducted by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under the Swachh Bharat Urban Mission 2.0 since 2016.
  • It’s the world’s largest urban sanitation and cleanliness survey.

 More about the Awards (Categories):

  • Indore and Surat were the joint winners of the Cleanest Cities Award.
  • Urban Centres with Less than 1 Lakh Population: Saswad in Maharashtra.
  • Best Performing State: Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
  • Best Safaimitra Surakshit Sheher:
  • Cleanest Ganga Towns: Varanasi and Prayagraj (UP).

About Swachh Survekshan 2023

  • Theme: Waste to Wealth.
  • Emphasis on ranking wards within cities.
  • Additional weightage given to indicators like source segregation of waste, enhancement of waste processing capacity, etc.
  • New indicators introduced, including phased reduction of plastic and plastic waste processing.
About Swachh Bharat Urban Mission 2.0 (SBM 2.0)

·       Launched in 2021 with the goal of making all cities garbage-free (GFCs) by 2026.

·       Centrally sponsored scheme.

·       Encompasses all statutory towns.

Other Initiatives

·       Special Swacchta Campaign 3.0: Aimed at reducing pendency in the government.

·       Swachhata Pakhwada: Various ministries participate in cleanliness campaigns.

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