New Delhi : Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’- the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey and said the exercise this year will focus on wastewater treatment and other parameters.
According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, state ranking will also be announced under the survey, to be measured based on their fund utilisation and support to respective local bodies, among others.
At the event, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Puri said that every year, the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ is redesigned innovatively to ensure the process becomes more robust with focus 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 said.
The minister also announced a new category of awards titled ‘Prerak Daaur Samman’ as part of ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’.