Swachh Survekshan Grameen
SWACHH SURVEKSHAN GRAMEEN 2019
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Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019 Awards were given on the occasion of World Toilet Day.
- On the occasion of World Toilet Day (November 19), Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2019 were conferred recently by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in New Delhi.
- The Awards were conferred upon top-ranked states, Union Territories (UTs), and districts under various categories.
- Aim for the Award: To develop rankings of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (Swachhta) parameters.
- Study done by: Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS).
- Top 3 States – Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Gujarat
- Top 3 Districts –Peddapalli (Telangana), Faridabad (Haryana), Rewari (Haryana)
- State with Maximum Citizen Participation– Uttar Pradesh
- Corporates Felicitated:Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), Hindustan Unilever Limited and AMUL for their contribution under the Swachhta Hi Seva campaign-2019 towards effective plastic waste management.
Other key findings of the survey:
According to SSG 2019 survey findings,
- 5% of people surveyed were aware of SSG 2019,
- 3% of respondents credited Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) for the substantial improvement in cleanliness level,
- Respondents reported sufficient arrangements in their village to manage liquid waste (83%), and solid waste (84.1%).
- The rankings were done based on a comprehensive set of parameters including surveys of public places like schools, Anganwadis, Haat/Bazaars, Panchayat, and citizen’s perception of Swachhta.
- The survey agency used maps and simple handheld device/recording formats to record their observations and findings along with photographs/videos, wherever necessary.
WORLD FISHERIES DAY
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World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on 21st November.
- World Fisheries Day is commemorated on November 21 of every year.
- Aim: To draw attention to the problems related to fisheries like overfishing, unsustainable fishing techniques, habitat destruction, inadequate methods of fishing, and other threats to our freshwater and marine resources.
- Issues: Many countries who are into fisheries development are facing the issues of unequal distribution of fish stock.
- The reason for the insufficiency is the increasing world population and demand which is increasing exponentially.
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