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State Level Workshop on Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021 launched

 OUR REPORTER AIZAWL, SEPT 30

 

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Tawnluia has launched the ‘State Level Workshop on Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021’ inauguration programme as chief guest today in which Deputy Commissioner and PHE Officials were attended briefed the benefit of workshop through Zoom. Deputy Chief Minister further organized the Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India , Swachh Survekshan Grameen -2021'.

 

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission is a country-wide campaign initiated by the Government of India in 2014 to eliminate open defecation and improve Soild waste management.

 

It is a restructured version of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan launched in 2009 that failed to achieve its intended targets. Phase 1 of the Swachh Bharat mission lasted till October 2019. Phase 2 will be implemented between 2020–21 and 2024-25.

 

Initiated by the Government of India, the mission aimed to achieve an "open-defecation free" (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

The objectives of the first phase of the mission also included eradication of Manual scavenging , generating awareness and bringing about a behaviour change regarding sanitation practices, and augmentation of capacity at the local level. The second phase of the mission aims to sustain the open defecation free status and improve the management of solid and liquid waste.

 

Speaking on ‘The Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021’ , a survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation to boost the government's push for Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus status for villages, launched today the Jal Shakti ministry has said.

 

According to an official, the programme will be launched by Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and his deputy Prahlad Singh Patel. An expert agency has been hired to carry out the Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021, which will be launched under phase two of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation had commissioned the 'Swachh Survekshan Grameen' in 2018 and 2019.

 

The ministry said 17,475 villages in 698 districts of the country will be covered by the Swachh Survekshan Grameen. Around 87,250 public places, such as schools, Anganwadi centres, public health centres, markets, religious places will be visited for the survey, it said.

 

Around 1,74,750 households will be interviewed for their feedback on Swachh Bharat Mission-related issues. Citizens will be mobilised to provide feedback online on sanitation issues. "Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2021, will be launched under the Swachh Bharat Mission Phase-two on September 9. As part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', Swachh Survekshan Grameen aims to support the acceleration of ODF-plus interventions and results in the country. ODF-plus is aimed at ensuring solid and liquid waste management.

 

This includes ensuring all households, schools, panchayat buildings and Anganwadi centres in a village have access to toilets and that all public places and at least 80 per cent of households effectively manage their solid and liquid waste with minimal litter and minimal stagnant water.

 

For the Swachh Survekshan Grameen survey, 30 per cent weightage will be given for direct observation of sanitation at public places, 35 per cent for citizen's feedback, including feedback from common citizens, key influencers at the village level, and 35 per cent for service level progress on sanitation-related parameters.

 

A detailed protocol has been developed to guide the ranking of districts based on their performance on key quality and quantitative parameters, the minister added.

 

As soon as completion of launch programme , workshop started at PHED Conference Hall, E-in-C PHED Office.

 

During the SSG competition it carry fullmark mark 1000 having three categorized Citizen feedback - 350 marks (through mobile) , Direct observation300 marks and Service Level Progress- 350 marks ( reported by each District).

 

The three district include Kolasib, Serchhip and Aizawl bagged 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize in Northeast , during 2021 competition PHED and various villages took part in this competition , official sources said.

 

(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 126 Aizawl Friday 01 October http://www.themizorampost.net/page-view?date=01-10-2021&page_no=3)