Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 4, 2018 conferred the Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 to top ranked states and districts and to states with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
- Haryana was ranked as best State.
- Satara District of Maharashtra was ranked as best district.
- Uttar Pradesh was rewarded for maximum citizens’ participation.
Zonal Ranking – Top States:
- Northern: Haryana.
- Southern: Andhra Pradesh.
- Eastern: Chhattisgarh.
- Western: Gujarat.
- North-East: Sikkim.
- Union Territories: Dadar & Nagar Haveli.
Zonal Ranking – Top Districts:
- Northern: Rewari (Haryana).
- Southern: Peddapalli (Telangana).
- Eastern: Surajpur (Chhattisgarh).
- Western: Satara (Maharashtra).
- North-East: Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh).
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. As part of it, more than 6000 villages in 698 districts across India were covered. It covered nearly 30,000 public places namely schools, anganwadis, public health centres, haat/bazaars/religious places in these villages.
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%).
The SSG 2018 was conducted by independent survey agency in all districts from 1st to 31st August 2018. It will also take feedback from over 50 lakh citizens on SBM related issues through direct interaction as well as online feedback.