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Swachhata Green Leaf Rating system

  • Prelims: Schemes (Eco) , Swachhata Green Leaf Rating system
  • Mains: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Q. How could social influence and persuasion contribute to the success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? (2016)

Why in News ?

  • There has been no response from the States or the Union Territories regarding the system except U.T. of J/K .

Key Facts 💡 

  • Ministry – Min of Tourism, Min of Jal Shakti – Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • Govt scheme – Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (rural)


  • Swachhata Green Leaf Rating system :
    • Launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism on 2 November 2023.
    • This system would rate hospitality facilities of the country based on their compliance to safe sanitation practices is in alignment with the Travel for Life commitment of the Ministry of Tourism under Mission LiFE of NITI Aayog.
    • initially piloted in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and thereafter will be scaled up for a nationwide rollout.
    • Safe sanitation practices under the SGLR are expected to enhance awareness and collaborative achievements for common goals in the tourism and hospital sector leading to safe and adequate sanitation facilities.
    • The campaign is voluntary for hospitality facilities and the Rating System is intended for all tourist facilities.

Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G)

    • Launched in 2014 by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation.
    • It emphasizes the sustainability of achievements under phase I and to provide adequate facilities for Solid/Liquid & plastic Waste Management (SLWM) in rural India.
    • Components : Plastic waste management, Biodegradable solid waste management (including animal waste management), Greywater (Household Wastewater) management, Fecal sludge management.
    • GOBAR-DHAN (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) Scheme: Launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in 2018 and aims to augment income of farmers by converting biodegradable waste into compressed biogas (CBG).

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