(The Gist of PIB) Swachh Survekshan 2020 [AUGUST-2019]

    (The Gist of PIB) Swachh Survekshan 2020 [AUGUST-2019]

Swachh Survekshan 2020

  • Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020), the SBM Water PLUS Protocol and Toolkit, Swachh Nagar – an integrated waste management app and AI enabled mSBM App.

Key highlights

  • Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020): It will be the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey. It will be conducted in January 2020 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • SBM Water PLUS Protocol: Moving beyond ODF, ODF+ and ODF++, the Water PLUS protocol aims to provide a guideline for cities and towns to ensure that no untreated wastewater is released into the environment thereby enabling sustainability of the sanitation value chain.
  • Swachh Nagar Mobile App: It is an integrated waste management app to tackle several issues that hinder effective waste management such as lack of monitoring, collection of segregated waste, and tracking the movement of waste vehicles and waste pickers, amongst others.
  • AI enabled mSBM App: It has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to facilitate the applicants of Individual Household Toilets (IHHL) under SBM-U know the status of their application in real-time after uploading the photograph.

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