Swachh Survekshan: Odisha bags two national awards


Bhubaneswar:  For the first time, Odisha has bagged two National Awards in the “Swachh Survekshan-2020,” results of which were declared by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri during “Swachh Mohatshav” held in New Delhi on Thursday.

Housing and Urban Development Department has bagged the “Fastest Moving State Award” at the National level and Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has received award under “Innovation Award” category.

The award for the State was received by Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena. Department Principal Secretary G Mathi Vathanan was also present. The award for Berhampur Municipal Corporation was received by the Ganjam Collector and BeMC Commissioner.

The Union Minister presented the awards in a virtual ceremony where all the States and cities were connected through web.

Decentralised treatment and processing in Micro Composting Centres and Material Recovery Facilities, converting bio-degradable waste to organic manure (Mo Khata) and non-bio-degradable waste to recyclable waste and decentralised septage management with active involvement of Mission Sakti Members are some of the key features of Odisha’s transformative sanitation journey to achieve Swachh Odisha – Sustha Odisha.

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