Raipur: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel has received the Swachhta Award at the hands of President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi. The award has been given to him for placing Chhattisgarh in the category of cleanest states of India. The President has presented the award to CM Bhupesh Baghel at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th anniversary of Independence at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.
Chhattisgarh has been awarded not only as a State but also 61 urban bodies here for their outstanding performance. Chhattisgarh stands at the number one position in cleanliness for the third time in a consecutive period. Earlier, Chhattisgarh has been the top state in terms of cleanliness in 2019 and 2020. Earlier, CM Bhupesh Baghel and Urban Administration Minister Dr Shivakumar Daharia were called to New Delhi to receive the award. The CM had arrived in Delhi on Saturday morning to collect the award.
State that urban sanitation is assessed under various parameters. It also covers feedback from citizens mainly by assessing from house to house garbage collection, scientific disposal of waste, open defecation free cities, garbage-free cities etc.
These also received awards:-
Among the names of awardees are Ambikapur, Raipur, Bhilai-Charoda, Birgaon, Chirmiri, Bhatapara, Kawardha, Bemetra, Jashpur Nagar, Deepka, Patan, Doranapal, Chandrapur, Utai, Abhanpur, Sujarpur, Gharghoda, Kirodimal Nagar, Raigad, Churiakala, Korba, Bilaspur, Rajnandgaon, Dhamdha, Ahirwara, Bhilainagar, Durg, Balod, Chikhlkasa, Gobra Nawapara, Kura, Saraipali, Magarlod, Badabisauli, Risali, Baikunthpur, Premnagar, Akaltara, Shivrinarayan, Champa, Khairagarh, Churia, Daundi, Kasdol, Mana Camp, Rajim, Kharora, Basana, Khamria included.