CM to receive national award for cleanliness

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will receive the award for leading the cleanest State of India from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav in New Delhi on November 20.

Chhattisgarh has been given the award for maintaining its status as the cleanest State. Apart from the State, its 61 urban bodies will also be rewarded for their excellent performance, the highest number of urban bodies in any state.

Chhattisgarh was also a leading state in terms of cleanliness in 2019 and 2020.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs conducts the annual cleanliness survey in all cities and states.

The survey is based on citizens’ feedback on door-to-door garbage collection, scientific disposal of waste, open defecation free city and garbage free city.

The survey is done through third party assessment. On the basis of assessment, the ranking of states and cities are done. The best performing states and cities are rewarded.

Chhattisgarh is the only state where, more than 9,000 cleanliness ‘didis’ are collecting 1,600 tonnes of wet and dry waste from houses and scientifically disposing them off.

It has also been declared the first ODF plus state of the country.