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Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023

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Conferred by President
Droupadi Murmu
Hosted by
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Celebrated
Swachh Bharat Mission's 9th year
Anthem
"Naya Sankalp Hai, Naya Prakalp Hai"
Singer
Kailash Kher
Event Highlights
Live sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik
Stalls with upcycled products
Waste management technology exhibition
When
January 11, 2024
Why
Recognize sanitation achievements
What
Categories
Cleanest City
Cleanest Cantonment
SafaiMitra Suraksha
Ganga Towns
Best Performing State
Winners
Cleanest City
Indore and Surat
Population under 1 lakh
Saswad, Patan, Lonavala
Cleanest Cantonment
Mhow Cantonment Board
Cleanest Ganga Towns
Varanasi, Prayagraj
Best Performing State
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
Best Safaimitra Surakshit Sheher
Chandigarh
Where
Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi
Who
Chief Guests
Chief Ministers
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
Urban Development Ministers
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
Attendees
Mayors, Administrators, Sector Partners
Subject Experts, Youth Organizations
Industry Representatives, SafaiMitras
Self Help Groups, NGOs, CSOs
How
Based on
Urban sanitation
Cleanliness survey
Criteria
46 indicators
Citizen feedback
Field assessment
Significance
Encourages
Healthy competition among cities
Improved service delivery
Sustainable waste management
Emphasizes
Circular waste management
Public participation
Cleanliness in Ganga towns
Challenges
Varied city rankings
Equitable participation issues
Sustainable practices adoption
Way Forward
Embrace circular economy
Enhance citizen involvement
Promote sustainable waste management

The Swachh Survekshan Awards, conferred by the President of India on January 11, 2024, celebrate outstanding urban sanitation and cleanliness achievements in India. Organized by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, these awards recognized cities and states excelling in various sanitation aspects. Indore and Surat were jointly declared the cleanest cities, with several other awards distributed across different categories. The awards, part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, encourage cities to enhance service delivery, focus on sustainable waste management, and ensure public participation. However, challenges include varying city rankings and ensuring equitable participation in sanitation initiatives.

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