Swachh Survekshan 2022

On 1st March 2022, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched Swachh Survekshan, the seventh consecutive edition of the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey.


  • Swachh Survekshan 2022 is designed to capture initiatives of cities for the welfare and well-being of frontline sanitation workers, with the notion of ‘People First’ as its driving philosophy.
  • Priority to the voices of senior citizens and young adults alike will be given in this survey. Doing so will reinforce their commitment towards upholding urban India’s cleanliness.
  • This year’s survey was kicked off by MoHUA with nearly 3,000 assessors of Ipsos Research Pvt. Ltd. which is the assessment agency, ready for assessing the performance of cities.
  • In this year’s survey the scope has been expanded to cover 100 percent wards for sampling, up from 40 percent in the previous years.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2022 will deploy a larger number of assessors for the on-field assessment than last year in order to carry out this exercise smoothly.
  • In preparation for Swachh Survekshan 2022, cities have been regularly filling in their data, updating their status in the Swachhatam Portal MIS, and running several citizen-centric campaigns.
  • As part of the Swachh Survekshan 2022 survey, senior citizens will be asked to provide feedback.
  • To ensure diverse viewpoints, Swachh Survekshan 2022 will also reach out to young adults who will be the country’s and the Swachhata movement’s future leaders.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2022 aims to create a level playing field for smaller cities by introducing two population categories which are under 15,000 people and 15,000 to 25,000 people.
  • District rankings have also been introduced for the first time to further widen the Survekshan footprint.

New Indicators

To commemorate 75 years of progressive India, the Urban Local Body (ULB) collaborated with citizens to pick one Roundabout/ Chauraha in each city that could be decorated to reflect the spirit of India’s 75 years of independence. In Swachh Survekshan 2022, this is a new indicator.

Another new indicator, the ‘Swachh Technology Challenge,’ which was launched by MoHUA in December 2021, has been included in Swachh Survekshan 2022. Under this challenge, individuals, organizations, and entrepreneurs across all Urban Local Bodies submitted ideas under four theme categories which are zero dump (solid waste management), social inclusion, transparency through digital enablement, and plastic waste management.

About Swachh Survekshan

In 2016, MoHUA introduced Swachh Survekshan as a competitive framework to encourage the cities of the nation to improve urban cleanliness while also promoting widespread citizen participation.




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