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Modi Government Launches Swachh Survekshan 2020 and Swachh Nagar App

Modi Government Launches Swachh Survekshan 2020 and Swachh Nagar App: Details, Aim, Highlights

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020), the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey.

SBM Water PLUS Protocol, Swachh Nagar App, Swachh Survekshan 2020 Toolkit, and AI-enabled mSBM App were also launched.

Earlier in 2019, Modi government has launched Swachh Survekshan League 2020 with the main aim to sustaining the on-ground performance of cities along with continuous monitoring of service level performance on cleanliness.

Swachh Survekshan 2020 Focus Areas

  1. Collect segregate waste and maintain till processing site
  2. Utilize capacity of wet processing facilities
  3. Treat and re-use wastewater
  4. Curtain solid waste based Air Pollution
  5. Follow three principles – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  6. The uplift social condition of informal Waste Pickers
  7. Promote procurement through GeM
  8. Assess Ganga Towns separately to accelerate action
  9. Engage Technology-driven Monitoring

Swachh Nagar Mobile App

Swachh Nagar App features tracking of waste collection by ULBs through route and vehicle monitoring, notification to citizens, online collection of user fee for waste collection and an effective grievance redressal mechanism, will be the answer to several issues that hinder effective waste management such as lack of monitoring, collection of segregated waste, and tracking the movement of waste vehicles and waste pickers, amongst others.

AI-enabled mSBM App was also launched. National Informatics Centre (NIC) developed this app that helps detect the beneficiary face and toilet seat in the photo uploaded using Artificial Intelligence (AI) model at the backend.


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