Swachh Survekshan 2020

Published on August 14, 2019
Current context: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020) on 13th August 2019.
Swachh Survekshan 2020
  • SS 2020 is the 5th edition of the annual cleanliness survey conducted by MoHUA.
  • SS 2020 field survey would be conducted in January 2020 for a Clean, Garbage Free and Sanitary “New India”.
  • The new edition of SS 2020 indicators has a major focus on both the quarterly and annual assessments – on complete faecal sludge management and wastewater treatment.
  • A special Swachh Survekhan theme song featuring Kangana Ranaut, singers Kailash Kher and Monali Thakur were also launched at the event.
  • Along with SS 2020, Swachh Nagar – an integrated waste management app, SBM Water PLUS Protocol and Toolkit, and AI-enabled mSBM App were also launched at the occasion.
  • The Swachh Survekshan 2020 Toolkit contains the component indicators with scores and a detailed survey methodology to help cities to prepare themselves for the next year survey.
  • The Ministry also launched the Water PLUS Protocol that aims to provide a guideline for cities/towns to ensure that no untreated wastewater is released into the environment.
  • MoHUA also launched the Swachh Nagar Mobile App with features such as tracking of waste collection by urban local bodies through providing route and vehicle monitoring information to citizens.

Question: 

Q.1 The Swachh Survekshan 2020 has been launched under which ministry?
a. Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation
b. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
c. Ministry of Health & Family welfare
d. Ministry of Rural Development

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