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‘Fastest Moving State’, Odisha bags two awards in Swachh Survekshan 2020

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'Fastest Moving State', Odisha bags two awards in Swachh Survekshan 2020
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Berhampur Ranked As Best Medium City In Innovation

Odisha wins over other states to be adjudged as ‘Fastest Moving State’ in the latest edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020. The results were announced by Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. Odisha added another feather in its cap by climbing the position.

Apart from this, Berhampur Municipal Corporation bagged the ‘Best Medium City in Innovation and Best Practices’ award in the 3-10 lakh population category.

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Odisha is also the eighth cleanest state in the country; earlier it was on 22nd position. There has been a massive shift in the position of the state. Also, Chattisgarh has emerged as the cleanest state under the “States with more than 100 ULBs” category.

Also in the recent edition, it’s the pride moment for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his constituency Varanasi, the city has been the adjudged the ‘best Ganga town‘ in the central government’s cleanliness survey.

Indore was ranked as the cleanest city in the country for the fourth consecutive time, according to the fifth edition of the annual national survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation.

Surat followed it in Gujarat, and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra ranked second and third cleanest, respectively, among cities with populations of more than 1 lakh.

Jharkhand has emerged as the cleanest state under the “States with less than 100 ULBs” category.

Under Swachh Survekshan 2020, the government had also introduced Swachh Survekshan League to ensure continuous assessment and sustainability of on-ground performance of cities.

This new addition was a cleanliness assessment of cities and towns conducted across three quarters, with 25 per cent weightage integrated into the final Swachh Survekshan results for this year.

The survey ranked 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 Ganga towns, which account for a population of approximately 1.87 crore people in the country.

Written By – Shilpa Dey
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