Swachh Survekshan 2022

On 27th September 2021, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan (SS), the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey conducted by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).

Source: PIB


  • ‘People First’: Designed with ‘People First’ as its driving philosophy, Swachh Survekshan 2022 is curated towards capturing the initiatives of cities for the overall welfare and well-being of frontline sanitation workers.
  • Priority to Voices of Senior Citizens and Young Adults: The survey will also give priority to the voices of senior citizens and young adults alike and reinforce their participation towards upholding the cleanliness of urban India.
  • Specific Indicators: SS 2022 has incorporated specific indicators that drive cities to improve working conditions and livelihood opportunities for frontline soldiers in urban India’s sanitation journey.
  • Citizen Ownership of Heritage Spots for Cleanliness: The survey is set to protect India’s ancient legacy and culture by nudging citizens to take ownership and initiative to clean urban India’s monuments and heritage spots.

Major Changes Introduced

  • Two Population Categories: This year’s Survekshan is committed to creating a level playing field for smaller cities by introducing two population categories under 15K and between 15-25K.
  • District Ranking: To further expand the Survekshan footprint, district rankings have been introduced for the first time.
  • 100 % Wards Sampling: The scope of the survey has been expanded to now cover 100% wards for sampling, as compared to 40% in previous years.
  • Number of Assessors Doubled: In order to seamlessly carry out this ambitious exercise, SS 2022 will see more than twice the number of assessors deployed last year for the on-field assessment.
  • Improved Technological Intervention: In keeping with vision of a Digital India, the upcoming edition of Survekshan shall usher in improved technological interventions such as digital tracking of documents, geo-tagging of sanitation and waste management of facilities for better efficiency, and QR code-based citizens’ feedback for increased people outreach.

Through these multi-faceted initiatives, the SS 2022 framework will propel the Mission towards a circular economy approach through optimum resource recovery.

State Food Safety Index 2020-21

  • The third State Food Safety Index was released on 20th September 2021.
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) releases the State Food Safety Index annually based on the overall performance on food safety indices.
  • The first such report was released on World Food Safety Day on June 7, 2019.
  • FSSAI’s State Food Safety Index (SFSI) measures the performance of States on five parameters of food safety:
    • Human Resources and Institutional Data (20% weightage)
    • Compliance (30% weightage)
    • Food Testing – Infrastructure and Surveillance (20% weightage)
    • Training & Capacity Building (105 weightage)
    • Consumer Empowerment (20% weightage)

Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Rankings (Top 3) and at the Bottom

Large States

  1. Gujarat
  2. Kerala
  3. Tamil Nadu

At the Bottom: Bihar

Small States

  1. Goa
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Manipur

At the Bottom: Mizoram


  1. J&K
  2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  3. Delhi

At the Bottom: Lakshadweep