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Mandi, Sindhudurg emerge cleanest Districts in India: Gramin Swachh Survekshan

The results of the 2016 ‘Swachh Survekshan’ (Cleanliness Index) for rural India was released on 8 September 2016. 
•    Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) and Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) were declared as the cleanest districts in India.
•    The results were declared by the Minister, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
•    A total of 22 hill districts and 53 plain areas were assessed under the Gramin Swachh Survekshan launched in May 2016.
•    Households having access to safe toilets and using them (toilet usage, water accessibility, safe disposal of waste) (40%)
•    Households having no litter around (30%)
•    Public places with no litter in the surrounding (10%)
•    Households having no stagnant wastewater around (20%)
•    The assessors appointed by QCI individually visited all districts covered under the Survekshan to make a comprehensive analysis of the on-ground situation & progress.

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