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Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launches India’s Biggest Rural Sanitation Survey

Mumbai:  In a recent development, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launched India’s largest Search Survekshan Grameen (Rural Sanitation Survey), 2019 in New Delhi.

The survey will start from August 14 to September 30, 2019, during the project it will cover 17,450 villages in 698 districts across India. It will also include 87,250 public place schools, Anganwadi centers, public health centers, markets, religious places, making it India’s largest rural sanitation survey.

As part of the survey, approximately 2,50,000 citizens will be interviewed for their response. Citizens will also be mobilized to respond to issues related to the cleanliness relationship using an application developed for the purpose.

Speaking at the launch, Shekhawat emphasized the huge success of Swachh Bharat Mission which is the largest behavior change program in the world. He shared that with this survey, the mission is being taken to the next level, with a focus on solid-liquid waste management and plastic waste management.

An independent survey agency will conduct a review in all districts and the results will be announced based on quantitative and qualitative hygiene criteria. With more than 5.8 lakh villages, 639 districts, and 32 states and union territories declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) in rural India, the country is poised to have completely open defecation free India by October 2, 2019.

(With ANI Inputs)

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