(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.
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.