7th consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan on September 28, 2021 in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • Swachh Survekshan is the largest urban cleanliness survey of the world, which is conducted by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban.
  • This programme is designed with “People First” as its driving philosophy.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2022 was launched with the objective of capturing initiatives of cities for welfare and well-being of frontline sanitation workers.
  • 7th edition of the survey will also give priority to the voices of senior citizens & young adults and reinforce their participation in upholding the cleanliness of urban India.

Swachh Survekshan 2022

This edition has incorporated specific indicators which drives cities to improve working conditions and livelihood opportunities for frontline workers in urban India’s sanitation journey. It will aim to capture feedback from senior citizens as the integral part of the survey, in order to keep with the theme of Azaadi@75 as well as to pay tribute to the wisdom of elderly.

About Swachh Survekshan

It is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation across cities and towns in India. This survey initiative was launched under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, that aimed to make India clean and free of open defecation by October 2, 2019. First ever survey was conducted in 2016, covering 73 cities. As of 2020, this survey has covered about 4242 cities.

Who conducts the survey?

This survey is conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in association with the Quality Council of India (QCI) as its implementation partner.


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