What are the Swachh Society Awards?
The ICICI Bank Swachh Society Awards are an inter-society contest to recognise and regard societies who have taken pride in keeping themselves clean, green and safe, in line with the vision of the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
United Way Mumbai (UWM) has expertise in the field of cleanliness and water resource and waste management and is currently the evaluator in the Swachh Society Awards, assessing good practices among housing societies across various parameters like:
Who Can Participate?
Swachh Society Awards were open to all residential housing societies registered with the following Municipal Corporations / Municipal Councils under the Mumbai Metropolitan region (MMR):
| Greater Mumbai
|| Navi Mumbai
The residential societies of Khopoli, Uran, Kulgaon-Badlapur, Alibag, Pen, Matheran and Karjat, which fall under the Municipal Councils in MMR were not covered by the contest.
The Awards criteria included exterior wall painting of the building and society premises, installation of Energy Conservation infrastructure, Rainwater Harvesting unit, segregated Waste Dustbins, Mopping Machine, Compost Pit or similar infrastructure related to cleanliness, safety and adoption of clean/green technology.
United Way Mumbai's Role in Swachh Society Awards:
- United Way Mumbai is the Community Impact partner of Swachh Society Awards. UWM’s role involves preparing assessment criteria for societies; mobilizing a panel of judges (with eminent background on civic awareness and engagement); screening and undertaking ground audits of the applicants; reporting to the judges and facilitating the objective selection of best societies.
- Since November 2007, UWM has been serving as third party auditor for MCGM’s "Clean-Up Mumbai" campaign for the enforcement of "Greater Mumbai Cleanliness and Sanitation Bylaws 2006”. In our capacity as Third Party Auditors, we work towards eliciting citizens’ participation in various campaigns to promote and maintain cleanliness in public premises. This work is carried out by United Way Mumbai in a voluntary capacity. As the third party auditor, UWM has carried out various initiatives through public-private partnership in order to complement MCGM in its endeavour to keep the city clean and beautiful.
For all the information you need regarding the Swachh Society Awards, please visit the ICICI Bank Swachh Society Awards website.