Swachh Survekshan is the worldâ€™s largest urban cleanliness survey organized by the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U). The seventh edition of this survey â€“ Swachh Survekshan 2022 â€“ was launched recently by the Central Government. The survey will mainly prioritize the voices of senior citizens and young adults and promote community-led cleanliness drives in urban Indiaâ€™s monuments and heritage sites.
Swachh Survekshan was introduced by the Government in 2016 to rank cities based on cleanliness parameters. Over the years, it is used by the government to hasten sanitation results. It was conducted last year despite numerous challenges posed by the pandemic, resulting in receiving of over 5 crore citizen feedbacks.