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Swachhata Green Leaf Rating (SGLR) Initiative

Why is it in the news?

  • The Swachhata Green Leaf Rating (SGLR) initiative was recently launched by the Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism.

About the initiative

  • The Swachhata Green Leaf Rating Initiative is a government initiative aimed at ensuring world-class hygiene and sanitation standards in the hospitality sector as envisaged by PM Narendra Modi.
  • The primary objective of the initiative is to prevent pollution in water bodies and maintain a clean environment.


  • Promotion of Sanitation: The SGLR initiative promotes sanitation practices within the hospitality sector, emphasizing the importance of maintaining cleanliness in accommodations.
  • Waste Management: It encourages effective waste management practices, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of hospitality establishments.
  • Reduced Plastic Use: One of the key focuses of the initiative is to reduce plastic usage in the hospitality sector, contributing to efforts to minimize plastic pollution.
  • Inclusive Rating System: The initiative’s rating system applies to all types of accommodations, ensuring that standards are upheld across various establishments, regardless of their size or type.

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