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
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’
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
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-