Swachh Survekshan 2020
Centre’s new app for waste collection
Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs launched the Centre’s new app for waste collection named Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020), the SBM Water PLUS Protocol and Toolkit, Swachh Nagar an integrated waste management app and AI enabled mSBM App.
Centre’s new app for waste collection will allow users to have waste solid, wet or construction and demolition (C&D) collected by their urban local bodies, was launched by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on Tuesday, along with a new protocol on wastewater treatment that would become a part of cleanliness rankings of cities.
- Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020): It will be the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey. It will be conducted in January 2020 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
- SBM Water PLUS Protocol: Moving beyond ODF, ODF+ and ODF++, the Water PLUS protocol aims to provide a guideline for cities and towns to ensure that no untreated wastewater is released into the environment thereby enabling sustainability of the sanitation value chain.
- Swachh Nagar Mobile App: It is an integrated waste management app to tackle several issues that hinder effective waste management such as lack of monitoring, collection of segregated waste, and tracking the movement of waste vehicles and waste pickers, amongst others.
- AI enabled mSBM App: It has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to facilitate the applicants of Individual Household Toilets (IHHL) under SBM-U know the status of their application in real-time after uploading the photograph.
Users can place a request to have waste picked up by urban local bodies from their homes and make payment for same through Centre’s new app for waste collection
Centre’s new app for waste collection is the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey. , Swachh Survekshan 2020, Minister of State (independent) Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Swachh Nagar app.
Earlier this year, Government of India launched Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (SS League 2020) with the objective of sustaining the on ground performance of cities along with continuous monitoring of service level performance on cleanliness.
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Source: The Hindu