The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar recognizes schools that have done outstanding work in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene while also giving schools a standard and road map for future development.
The Ministry of Education announced on Saturday that 39 schools from across the nation have received the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for the 2021–22 academic year. Of the 8.23 lakh entries, 28 government and aided institutions and 11 private schools were chosen. Three Kendriya Vidyalayas, one Navodaya Vidyalaya, and two Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas are among among the honored schools.
In addition to recognizing schools who have done outstanding work in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene, the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar also serves as a standard and road map for schools to continue making changes. Schools are evaluated for the award based on six major criteria: COVID-19, handwashing with soap, toilets, operation and maintenance, behavioral change, and water.
“39 schools total; 22 are secondary/higher secondary schools, and 17 are elementary schools. 34 schools received cash awards totaling Rs 60,000 (in the overall category) and Rs 20,000 (in the subcategories) today “An employee of the ministry of education said. 9.59 lakh schools participated in the third edition of the prize, which is roughly 1.5 times as much as the 6.15 lakh schools that took part in SVP 2017–18.