Swachh Survekshan Report 2020 UPSC

Swachh Survekshan Report 2020 | UPSC


Indore Creates Record by Winning Title of Cleanest City Fourth Time in A Row

      WHY IN NEWS:

Surat And Navi Mumbai Secure Second and Third Position Respectively

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs


For PRELIMS go through the key highlights and focus areas .

For MAINS note down key innovations and the best practises .


Swachh Survekshan Report 2020 Survey Released Along With Reports On Innovations And Best Practices And Report On Assessment Of Ganga Towns


  • MoHUA launched the sixth edition of the survey, Swachh Survekshan 2021.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2021 saw the introduction of a new performance category, the Prerak DAUUR Samman which has a total of five additional sub- categories –Divya (Platinum), Anupam (Gold), Ujjwal (Silver), Udit (Bronze), Aarohi (Aspiring). 


  • 1.87 crore citizen feedback received
  • 1.7 crore citizens registered on Swachhata App
  • Over 11 crore impressions on social media
  • Over 5.5 lakh sanitary workers linked to social welfare schemes and over 84,000 informal waste pickers integrated into the mainstream
  • Over 4 lakh contractual employees employed by Urban Local Bodies
  • Over 21,000 Garbage Vulnerable Points identified and transformed

More than 66 Lakhs Individual Household Toilets And Over 6 Lakhs Community/ Public Toilets Constructed  

  • Over 59,900 Toilets Across 2900+ Cities Made Live on Google Maps
  • Cities Of Indore, Ambikapur, Navi Mumbai, Surat, Rajkot And Mysuru Rated As 5-Star Cities, 86 Cities As 3-Star And 64 Cities As 1-Star


SS 2021 To Focus On Wastewater Treatment And Reuse Along With Faecal Sludge, Legacy Waste Management And Remediation Of Landfills

New Performance Category—”Prerak Dauur Samman” Introduced In SS 2021 .


  • Collect segregated waste and maintain till processing site
  • Utilize capacity of wet waste processing facilities *
  • Treat and reuse wastewater
  • Follow 3R Principles: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • Curtail solid waste based Air Pollution
  • Uplift social condition of informal Waste Pickers
  • Promote procurement through GeM
  • Assess Ganga Towns separately to accelerate action
  • Engage Technology driven Monitoring
Swachh Survekshan Report 2020 | UPSC


  • “Swachh Survekshan will continue to help us in sustaining the gains made under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban(SBM-U)

Thus it will be providing a comprehensive roadmap to institutionalize the concept of total Swachhata among all our cities.

  • While Indore won the coveted title of the Cleanest City of India, Surat and Navi Mumbai won the second and third position . ( > 1 lakh population category).
  • Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) has made significant progress in the area of both sanitation and solid waste management.
  • 4,324 Urban ULBs have been declared ODF.
  • 1,319 cities certified ODF+ and 489 cities certified ODF++ as per MoHUA’s sanitation protocols.
  • This has been made possible through construction of more than 66 lakhs individual household toilets and over 6 lakhs community/ public toilets.

Swachh Survekshan Report 2020

  • When the Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban (SBM-U) was launched in 2014, it was with the objective of making urban India 100% open defecation free (ODF) along with 100% scientific solid waste management.
  • A framework was therefore needed to bring about rigour in the progress in monitoring and a spirit of healthy competition amongst states and cities to improve their performance in key cleanliness parameters.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • As the performance of cities rightly show, we are well on our way to creating not just a Swachh’ (clean) but a ‘Swasth’ (healthy), ‘Sashakt’ (empowered),‘Sampann’ (prosperous) and Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) New India!”.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Swachh Survekshan Report 2020

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