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sbmcityprofile.org is the common city profile platform which brings together city profile data required for the below mentioned flagship programmes under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U). This platform removes the redundancy or double entry of data. This common city profile will be a single repository for all cities from which APIs will be provided to the respective third party inspection agencies to fetch the required data.
As a prelude to encouraging cities to improve urban sanitation, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)
had conducted ‘SwachhSurvekshan-2016’ survey for the rating of 73 cities in January 2016 followed by
‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ conducted in January-February 2017 ranking 434 cities and recently concluded Swachh Survekshan 2018 for
ranking 4,203 Cities. In a bid to scale up the coverage of the ranking exercise and encourage towns and cities to actively
implement mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner,
MoHUA now launches its fourth survey to rank all cities under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).
The objective of the survey is to encourage large scale citizen participation, ensure sustainability of initiatives taken towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, provide credible outcomes which would be validated by third party certification, institutionalize existing systems through online processes and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in. Additionally, the survey also intends to foster a spirit of healthy competition among towns and cities to improve their service delivery to citizens, towards creating cleaner cities.
The Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban aims to fulfill the objective of 100% Open Defecation Free status in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the country by 2019. This will entail providing access to clean and usable toilet facilities for the citizens.
In larger prospect, ODF flagship is taken ahead by ODF+ and ODF++. The SBM-ODF+ and SBM-ODF++ protocols build upon the ODF protocols while keeping true to its provisions, so as to provide a platform for cities and towns to improve sanitation sustainability. These protocols are incremental in nature and reflect on-ground realities present in India.
Cities that have been certified ODF at least once on the basis of the ODF protocols laid down by MoHUA shall be eligible to declare themselves as SBM-ODF+ & SBM-ODF++ and apply for this certification.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage Free cities. The star rating conditions have been designed in a way as to enable cities to gradually evolve into a model (7-star) city, with progressive improvements in their overall cleanliness.
The protocol, with increasing levels of stringency with increasing star rating, will also be aspirational in nature, feeding cities’ ambitions and dreams of becoming an ideal city for its residents, and a role model for other cities to follow.
The star rating conditions are based on 11 key parameters across the solid waste management spectrum and has been designed to both help cities assess their progress while encouraging them to move towards a better rating thereby improving their cities’ overall cleanliness and aesthetics.