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39 Schools Awarded with Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for 2021-22

39 Schools Awarded with Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for 2021-22: The Ministry of Education awarded the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar to 39 schools across the country for the 2021-2022 academic session. The schools were chosen from among 8.23 lakh entries. There were 28 government and aided schools and 11 private schools.

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39 Schools Awarded with Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for 2021-22 – Key Points

  • Two Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, one Navodaya Vidyalaya, and three Kendriya Vidyalayas have been recognised.The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar honors the school that has taken exemplary work in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  • It also provides a benchmark and roadmap for the schools to make further improvements.
  • The schools are rated on six broad parameters of water, toilets, handwashing with soap, operation, and maintenance, behavioral change, and capacity building.
  • There are 17 elementary schools and 22 secondary/higher secondary schools among the 39 schools. A monetary reward of 60,000 was presented to 34 schools, with 20,000 awarded in the sub-categories.
  • The third edition of the award saw participation from 9.59 lakh schools, around 1.5 times more than the number of schools participating in SVP 2017-18.
  • More than 8.23 lakh schools applied for SVP 2031-22 out of a total of 9.59 lakh schools.

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