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New Delhi: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’- the sixth version of the annual cleanliness survey and mentioned the train this yr will concentrate on wastewater therapy and different parameters.

In line with the Housing and City Affairs Ministry, state rating can even be introduced beneath the survey, to be measured primarily based on their fund utilisation and assist to respective native our bodies, amongst others.

On the occasion, Housing and City Affairs Minister Puri mentioned that yearly, the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ is redesigned innovatively to make sure the method turns into extra strong with concentrate on sustaining the behaviour change.

“Like in the last year, keeping in mind the ministry’s efforts towards ensuring the sustainability of the sanitation value chain, the SS 2021 indicators focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with faecal sludge,” he mentioned.

The minister additionally introduced a brand new class of awards titled ‘Prerak Daaur Samman’ as a part of ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’.

The Prerak Daaur Samman has 5 further subcategories -Divya (Platinum), Anupam (Gold), Ujjwal (Silver), Udit (Bronze), Aarohi (Aspiring) – with high three cities being recognised in every.

The survey will categorise cities on the idea of six indicator-wise efficiency standards — segregation of waste into moist, dry and hazard classes; processing capability in opposition to moist waste generated; processing and recycling of moist and dry waste; development & demolition (C&D) waste processing; the share of waste going to landfills; and sanitation standing of cities.

The ministry mentioned that ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ had seen unprecedented participation of 1.87 crore residents.

The 2018 cleanliness survey, which turned the world’s largest cleanliness survey, had ranked 4,203 cities.

The ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’ which not solely coated 4,237 cities however was additionally the first-of-its-kind fully digital survey accomplished in a document time of 28 days, it mentioned in a press release.

(PTI)

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