The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is all set to confer Swacchhata awards on Monday to those who contributed towards the Clean India objective in urban areas. The awards will be distributed on the third anniversary of the launch of the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Urban).
Among the winners is a Delhi-based Facebook citizen group—‘My Delhi Keep It Clean’—which is being awarded for promoting efforts to clean public places.
Apart from this, 20 individuals and agencies in seven categories for significant contribution towards furthering the Clean India objective in urban areas will also be felicitated by the government.
The Swacchata Award for marketing of compost made from municipal solid waste will be conferred to Fertiliser Cooperative KRIBHCO.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Awasiya Vidyalaya, Ambikar will receive the award in the schools and colleges category while Swacch Ambikapur Sahakari Samiti has been chosen in self-help group category for women empowerment and livelihood generation by converting garbage into wealth.
Pemayangste Monastery in Sikkim will be felicitated in the category of religious institutions for being a Zero-waste institution.
(With PTI inputs)