• All regions, which are notified Planning/ Urban Development Authority/ Special Area Development Authority/ or any such Authority under State/Central legislation’s, which are entrusted with the functions of urban planning, regulations & development function akin to Statutory Urban local Bodies for all purposes including sanitation have been included in Swachh Survekshan – 2020.
  • Examples for such bodies could be Industrial Estate Townships like Noida, Greater Noida, Jamshedpur or Bokaro Steel City, Port Area Development Authority, SADA for a specific purpose, etc.
  • Only those Urban Development Authority will be included which are in the category where there would be no statutory urban local body example Amaravati Development Authority. A separate category of such urban communities (cities) has been created for the evaluation under the Swachh Survekshan-2020.
  • The parameters for assessment of these townships which don’t have statutory urban local body will continue as before as applicable to ULBs or Cantonment Boards with some changes. There would be a separate National Workshop for these Urban Townships and it will be organized in the second week of October to explain the methodology of Swachh Survekshan – 2020.
  • The Government has instructed all the concerned authorities of such Townships to sensitize them about their inclusion in Swachh Survekshan – 2020 and also to appoint a Nodal Officer for each such Township for this purpose.
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Urban with the goal to make the country clean and open defecation free.
  • In order to monitor the progress of this mission, the Swachh Survekshan – an annual cleanliness survey was initiated in the year 2016 for assessing 73 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and it has now been scaled up to all 4,378 ULBs and all Cantonment Boards of India. The Swachh Survekshan has proved to be an effective monitoring and governance tool in analyzing the progress made by the cities towards cleanliness and citizen engagement.

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