Minister of Urban Development launches Swachh Suvekshan 2017
Q. Swachh Suvekshan 2017 has been launched for how many cities and towns in August 2016?- Published on 08 Aug 16
The initiative has been launched to assess and rank 500 cities and towns based on levels of sanitation and efforts made by respective urban local bodies and also to capture progress towards achieving ‘Open Defecation Free’ status
- The Minister also released in New Delhi today various publications and mobile applications to help the 500 cities and towns prepare for the survey to be conducted in January next year.
- Jan Andolan will achieve Swacch Bharat by 2019, according to the ministry.
- Citizens can post photos of unhygienic places in urban areas on Swachh App and they will be informed of action taken by respective urban local bodies in specific time period.
- Using toll free Helpline Number 1969, citizens can seek information about the ways of participating in cleanliness mission
They can also enquire the status of their applications for construction of toilets.