Social media group among Swacchhata award winners

SansadTV Bureau

swachhbharat-400x265A Delhi-based social media group is being awarded annual Swacchhata Award this year. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs confer awards on those who contributed towards the Clean India objective in urban areas.

The government is celebrating third anniversary of the launch of the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Urban) this year on Gandhi Jayanti.

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.

The ministry will also felicitate 20 individuals and agencies in seven categories for significant contribution towards furthering the Clean India objective in urban areas, a government release said.

Fertiliser Cooperative KRIBHCO will be conferred the Swacchata Award for marketing of compost made from municipal solid waste.

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 inputs from PTI)