Bhubaneswar, August 20 (LocalWire): Odisha has bagged two awards in the prestigious Swachh Survekshan Awards this year.
While Odisha was adjudged the Fastest Moving State, Berhampur has won the Best Medium City in Innovation and Best Practices award.
The awards were announced by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, in New Delhi today.
Swachh Survekshan awards began in 2016, with only 73 cities being surveyed then.
In 2018, it became the world’s largest cleanliness survey, ranking 4203 cities.
SS 2019 was a first-of-its-kind digital survey, covering 4237 cities and completed in a record time of 28 days.
A total of 4242 cities were surveyed in Swachh Survekshan 2020, with participation of 1.87 crore citizens.