Union Minister launches Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2021 – 2022

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The Minister of State for Education has virtually launched Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022.

What is Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar(SVP)?

The SVP awards were instituted in 2016-17 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (now Ministry of Education).

Aim: To recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in sanitation and hygiene practice in Schools.

Coverage: The award is open to all categories of schools. i.e. Government, Government aided and Private schools in both rural and urban areas.

Categories: The schools will be assessed through an online portal & mobile app in 6 sub-categories: a) Water b) Sanitation c) Handwashing with soap d) Operation and Maintenance e) Behaviour Change and Capacity Building and f) newly added category on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response.

Application: The schools have been given sufficient time till March 2022 to apply for the awards so that they can do so at an appropriate and safe time.

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Schools shall be awarded at the District, State and National level based on an internationally recognized five-star rating system. Also, every school will get a certificate of participation showing the category-wise scores and overall rating of the school. 

At the National level, 40 schools will be selected for awards this year under the overall category. Also, 6 sub-category wise awards have also been introduced for the first time.

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Source: This post is based on the articleUnion Minister launches Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2021 – 2022 published in PIB on 12th January 2022.

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