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After the Swachh Survekshan was successful in improving the sanitation coverage in urban areas by creating a healthy competition among the cities, the government will now use the same strategy to increase sanitation coverage in rural parts of India through the Swachh Survekshan Gramin.
In a first, a swachhta competition has been kickstarted in rural areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin (SMB-G) by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. With an aim to improve sanitation coverage and solid liquid waste management (SLWM) and to push forward government’s Clean India Mission, all the 534 districts of India will be ranked under this Swachh Survekshan. The first round of the survey was carried out between May-June 2017 by the Quality Council of India (QCI) covering 4,626 villages and it was observed that the overall toilet coverage in these areas is 62.45%.
The progress report was launched today at the National Media Centre, Delhi by the Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar in presence of several dignitaries including Secretary Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Param Iyer, Director General of Press Information Bureau Frank Noronha and the Chairman of QCI Adil Zainulbhai.