Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently conferred Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 to top ranked states and districts. Haryana was ranked as best State, Satara District of Maharashtra was ranked as best district. Uttar Pradesh was rewarded for maximum citizens’ participation. The rankings were based on the National Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Top 3 States : Haryana (1st), Gujarat (2nd) and Maharashtra (3rd).
Top 3 Districts : Satara (Maharashtra), Rewari (Haryana) and Pedapalli (Telangana).
States with maximum citizen participation : Uttar Pradesh (1st), Gujarat (2nd) and Maharashtra (3rd).
Districts with maximum citizens’ participation : Nashik (Maharashtra), Solapur (Maharashtra) and Chittorgarh (Rajasthan).
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation had commissioned Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018 (SSG 2018) through an independent survey agency to develop ranking of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhata) parameters. This ranking was done based on a comprehensive set of parameters including surveys of public places like schools, Anganwadis, PHCs, Bazaars, Panchayat.