Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 by Narendra Modi


  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave awards to top Ranked State, District and State with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018.
  • The Grameen Awards is commissioned by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • The awards by Prime Minister were given at the concluding session of Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention at Rahtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre.
  • Haryana was ranked as the best State while Satara District of Maharashtra was ranked as the best district as per the ranking undertaken by Swachh SurvekshanGrameen 2018.
  • Uttar Pradesh was rewarded for maximum citizens’ participation.
  • Later, Ms Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation gave awards at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi to top three States and Districts from all the zones of the country.
  • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation had commissioned “Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018” (SSG 2018) through an independent survey agency to develop ranking of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters.
  • This ranking was done based on a comprehensive set of parameters including surveys of public places like schools, Anganwadis, PHCs, Haat/ Bazaars, Panchayat and citizen’s perception of Swachhata and their recommendations for improvement of the program and data from the SBM-G IMIS.
  • As part of Swachh SurvekshanGrameen, 6786 villages in 685 Districts across India were covered. 
  • 27,963 public places namely schools, anganwadis, public health centres, haat/ bazaars/religious places in these 6786 villages were visited by an independent agency for survey.
  • Around 182,531 citizens were interviewed for their feedback in villages on SBM-G related issues. 
  • Also, citizens were mobilised to provide feedback on sanitation relation related issues online using an application developed for the purpose.
  • The collection of data from Direct Observation were based on physical observation of the sanitation status in public places by the survey agency.
  • The survey agency used maps and simple handheld device/recording formats to record their observations and findings along with Photographs/videos, wherever necessary.
The top ranked States and Districts which received awards are as below:
Overall Ranking:

Top 3 States-
  • 1) Haryana, 2) Gujarat 3) Maharashtra
Top 3 Districts: 
  • 1) Satara, Maharashtra 2) Rewari, Haryana 3) Pedapalli, Telangana
States with maximum citizen participation: 
  • 1) Uttar Pradesh 2) Gujarat 3) Maharashtra
Districts with maximum citizens’ participation: 
  • 1) Nashik, Maharashtra 2) Solapur, Maharashtra 3) Chittorgarh, Rajasthan