Assam bags Swacch Sarvekshan Gramin award
GUWAHATI: Assam has bagged a special award in the recently concluded Swacch Sarvekshan Grameen 2018 conducted throughout the entire country by the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin.
Assam received this award for its standout performance in the Northeast region.
The award was presented by Uma Bharti, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation during an event held on the occasion of Rashtriya Swachhata Divas held at Pravasi Bharti Kendra, New Delhi on 2nd October.
Swachh Survekshan Grameen is a survey conducted for rural cleanliness in order to rank all districts and states on the basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation.
The ranking is based on a comprehensive set of cleanliness parameters, survey of public places, citizens’ perception of ‘swachhta’ (cleanliness) and their recommendations for the improvement of the programme, and data from the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ in rural areas.
Some of the notable milestones of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Assam have been the Cleanest Village Award, Daan Toilet, Mission Sambhav which covered 33 districts reaching out to one lakh families and initiated the construction of 1,12,748 numbers of toilets on a single day, out of which 994 number of toilets were donated.
Swacch Sarvekshan Gramin Award