The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018) in the capital city New Delhi.

An independent survey agency will conduct the survey in all districts from 1st to 31st August 2018, and the results will be announced in the form of a ranking of all districts and states on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters.

The top performing states and districts are expected to be awarded on 2nd October 2018.

Main objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake a ranking of states and districts on the basis of their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative SBM-G parameters.

As part of Swachh Survekshan Grameen 6,980 villages in 698 districts across Indiawill be covered.

Total 34,000 public places namely schools, anganwadis, public health centres, haat/bazaars/religious places in these villages will be visited for survey. Citizens’ feedback will be collected from over 50 lakh citizens on SBM related issues through direct interaction as well as online feedback.

  • Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has launched Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018).
  • The rankings will take a set of comprehensive cleanliness parameters into account. The criteria include a survey of public places, citizens’ perspective of cleanliness, their recommendations and data from Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
  • The programme plans to survey 6,800 villages in 680 districts across the country. It also plans to cover 34,000 public places in the villages.
  • According to the ministry, to take feedback from citizens on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, around 55,000 citizens would be interviewed and their views on sanitation issues would be taken. The ministry has engaged a private organization for the survey.

About Swachh Survekshan Grameen:

  • SSG is a rural cleanliness survey to rank all states and districts on basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation.
  • The objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake ranking of states and districts on basis of their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SBM-G) parameters. The rankings will be based on taking into account set of comprehensive cleanliness parameters.
  • The criteria of SSG-2018 include survey of public places, citizens’ perspective of cleanliness, their recommendations and data from SBM-G.
  • The SSG 2018 will assign 65% weightage to findings and outcome and 35% to service level parameters to be obtained from Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the MDWS.
  • The weights to different elements of SSG are direct observation of sanitation in public places (30%), citizen’s feedback on sanitation parameters (35%), service level progress on sanitation progress in the country as per SBMG-MIS (35%)


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