Stage set for 8th edition of SwachhSurvekshan Awards
The stage is set for the most eagerly awaited results for the 8th edition of the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey, unveiling the cleanest cities of urban India. President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, will bestow honors upon the winners of SwachhSurvekshan, in a national event organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at Bharat Mandapam on 11th Jan., 2024.The event will see over 110 awards being presented under various categories. The National category alone will have more than 20 awards. Additionally, States will also be recognized and awarded for their performances in various categories.
SwachhSurvekshan(SS) has sparked a sense of healthy competition among cities, motivating them to enhance urban sanitation and provide better services to their residents. Starting with a modest evaluation of 73 major cities in 2016 and extending its outreach to 4,477 cities in the current edition, the magnitude of SwachhSurvekshan has increased exponentially. This year, the clean city awards prioritize addressing legacy dumpsites, managing plastic waste, implementing the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and ensuring the safety of SafaiMitras. SS 2023 focused on transforming waste into valuable resources and was evaluated by a team of over 3,000 assessors.