Swachh Survekshan Grameen – 2018 launched in Sikkim

Gangtok, 30th July 2018.: The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen – 2018’ in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister for RM&DD, Shri S. B. Subedi and other dignitaries today at the State Level Sammelan for Rural and Urban Local Bodies – 2018 held at the Manan Kendra, Gangtok.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister in his address urged everyone to keep all the villages and urban areas clean.
The Hon’ble Minister, RM&DD asked the ADCs (Development), BDOs and the PRI members to put all their efforts to ensure that all the districts of Sikkim perform to the best in the survey.
The Secretary, RM&DD while applauding the efforts of the PRI members in rural sanitation, implored all the PRI members as well as the Department officials to put in their concerted effort during the survey. He apprised them that the survey presented a wonderful opportunity to bring even more acclaim to the State in the field of sanitation.
The ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen – 2018’ is a pan-India survey initiated by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India to develop ranking of the 680 districts based on their rural sanitation status. The survey would be based on a comprehensive set of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters including data from the SBM-G IMIS, district-level 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.
An independent agency has been hired by the Ministry which will visit the villages to undertake the survey of public places and obtain citizens’ feedback. As part of the Survekshan, States and Districts will be ranked for their sanitation and cleanliness status. The survey will be conducted from the August 1st to 31st, 2018 following which, top performing States and Districts will be awarded nationally on October 2nd, 2018.