Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will today confer awards on those who contributed towards the Clean India objective in urban areas on the third anniversary of the launch of the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Urban).
A Delhi-based Facebook citizen group ‘My Delhi Keep It Clean’ will be awarded for promoting efforts to clean public places.
An official release said, Fertiliser Cooperative KRIBHCO will be conferred the Swacchata Award for marketing of compost made from municipal solid waste.
The ministry will also felicitate other 20 individuals and agencies in seven categories for significant contribution towards furthering the Clean India objective in urban areas.
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.
Richmond Park, Gurugram has been chosen for the award for exemplary decentralized waste management initiative through waste segregation at source, in the RWAs category.
RWA Federation of Mysuru has shown the way in Zero-waste effluent management system.
Roseland Housing Society, Pune also gets the award for waste segregation initiative.
No Food Waste initiative of Coimbattore has been selected in the Innovative Practices category for end-to-end cycle to manage and reduce food waste.