Policy Support to Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission of Gujarat Government

The Government of Gujarat has launched the state mission “Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission (MGSM)” with a vision to make the state free of open defecation, zero waste, dust free and green. UMC is providing technical and policy guidance to this Mission so as to improve sanitation in urban Gujarat.

UMC has assisted in drafting policy and operational guidelines for creating open defecation free and zero waste cities. These guidelines indicate roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, financial outlays, operations and maintenance regimes and IEC campaigns.

UMC is also providing assistance in designing a management information system (MIS) for periodic review and monitoring of cleanliness in government buildings and public areas in our cities. A framework has been developed to monitor the sanitation improvements in (a) Government owned/ occupied buildings and derive Sanitation Index for a building; (b) public areas in our cities and derive a city Sanitation Index. This framework is aligned with the Swachh Bharat Mission (urban) guidelines and Ministry of Urban Development’s Service Level Benchmarking (SLB) framework and sanitation rating under the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP).

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Guidelines for Open Defecation Free Towns under the Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission
Sanitation Index - Indicators of Monitoring Cleanliness under the Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission