Bharat Express

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Hails Swachh Survekshan’s Remarkable Growth: 447 Cities Participate, 76% Waste Processing Achieved in 2023

On the 8th Swachh Survekshan Awards ceremony held at Bharat Mandapam, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri says, “With a very modest beginning in 2016, today 447 cities and urban local bodies participate in the Swachh Survekshan. In this 8th edition, we received feedback from 12 crore people. Cleanliness has become a social revolution and the impact can be seen everywhere… Waste processing has increased from 15-16% in 2014 to 76% in 2023. In the next 2-3 years, we will process 100% waste produced.”