Haryana ranked the best State in Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

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NEW DELHI: Haryana ranked as the best State, while Satara District of Maharashtra was ranked as the best district as per the rankings are undertaken by Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018. Uttar Pradesh gets rewarded for maximum citizens’ participation. Later, 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. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave awards to top Ranked State, District, and State with maximum citizens’ participation based on the National Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 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 Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre.

This ranking was done on the basis of a comprehensive set of parameters including surveys of public places like schools, anganwadis, markets, panchayat and citizens’ perception of Swachhata and their recommendations for improvement of the program. 6786 villages in 685 Districts across India were covered as a part of Swachh Survekshan Grameen. 27,963 public places like schools, anganwadis, public health centres, markets, religious places in these 6786 villages were visited by an independent agency for the survey.

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. Nasik, Maharashtra
  2. Solapur, Maharashtra
  3. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

(With inputs from PIB)

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