Swachh Survekshan-2017 commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development during January – February, 2017 aimed at capturing the improvement in sanitation scenario, primarily based on making cities and towns Open Defecation Free and improvement in processing of municipal solid waste. Accordingly, it is outcome oriented.
Criteria and weightages for different components of sanitation related aspects used for the Survey are:
A: Solid Waste Management including Door-to-Door collection, Processing and Disposal,
ODF status etc: 45% of total 2,000 marks i.e 900 marks
B: Citizen feedback : 30% i.e 600 of total marks
C: Independent observation : 25% i.e 500 marks
Quality Council of India which conducted the survey deployed 421 assessors for on the spot assessment of 17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns. Another 55 persons regularly monitored the survey process in real time.
Filed inspection resulted in evidence based reports on the cleanliness situation with assessors using geo-tagged devices.