The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India has launched Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) - scheme for eliminating open defecation and for enhancing sanitation and public health outcomes in urban areas of country within five years from October 2nd, 2014 to October 2nd 2019 by providing technical and financial support to state and city governments. Following the launch of the Mission, State and City Governments across the country have responded to the mandate and are striving to improve access, efficiency and sustainability of sanitation services by redefining policies, using better technologies, improving management practices, exploring new financing options and forging new partnerships.
Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) Awards are instituted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in association with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in urban sanitation management. These awards have been instituted with the explicit purpose of honoring urban local bodies, water boards and organizations that assist them in taking significant steps towards effective sanitation management and effecting improvement in service delivery. The awards cover wide range of good practices across various categories that have resulted in enhanced quality of sanitation service delivery levels to the citizens at large and the poor and marginalized in particular. The Awards are a veritable showcase of innovative, inspiring and sustainable models in sanitation management practices in urban India.
|Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)|
|Parastatal agencies /Water Utilities and Boards|
|Non-Government Organizations, Community-Based Organizations, Private-Sector Organizations, Bilateral and Multilateral agencies in collaboration with ULBs / Water Utilities and Boards.|
The awards are meant to acknowledge organizations that have made an exceptional contribution to the urban sanitation sector in one or more of the following categories:
Individual toilets, Community toilets, Public toilets, Mobile toilets, SHE toilets, Sanitation in institutions, Technology innovations such as biotoilets, Eco-san toilets, Cost effective options, Model wards etc.
Door to door collection, Source segregation, Reuse-recycle, Treatment and disposal options, New technology options.
Awareness building in prevention of open defecation, Elimination of manual scavenging, Improved hygiene practices, Proper use and maintenance of toilets etc.
Provision of services through PPP, New O & M models, Engaging management expertise.
Financing capex and opex, Cost recovery for O & M, User charges, Micro-finance options, CSR in sanitation etc.
Community led O & M, Technology options for cost effective O & M, Introduction of preventive maintenance options
Technology led service delivery improvement in solid waste management, Toilet maintenance, Apps for identification of beneficiaries, Monitoring progress, M & E etc.
Demonstrated success geared towards long-termavailability of water resources and environmental benefits
Potential for replication of practices and models that have resulted in improved service delivery
Demonstrated innovation, uniqueness and originality in the use of ideas, technology and resources
Practices and programs that have resulted in improving service delivery levels to citizens at large, and poor and marginalized communities in particular
Tangible improvements in service delivery
Eligible and interested organisations are invited to submit entries in the format prescribed in Entry Form. All the eligible organisations can submit multiple entries in different categories.
An Advisory Committee, comprising sector experts, policy makers, academia, civil society organisations will assess entries based on the evaluation criteria. Finalists will be selected following a multistage procedure that will include initial screening and shortlisting followed by field validation of the shortlisted entries. Organisations who make it to the shortlist will be invited to make a detailed presentation.