With the aim to keep the country clean, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has honoured 11 institutions and organisations for cleanliness today. This meeting targets ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ which was launched by Narendra Modi last year.
Among all the cities, Chandigarh and Mysore are recognised as the Clean Cities in a million plus category and Gangtok is honoured as Cleanest Tourism Destination.
During the India Sanitation Conference, Surat Railway Station has announced as the Cleanest Station in the country while Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research and Education, Chandigarh is felicitated for Cleanest Hospital.
According to the reports, Tamilnadu has topped the list of performing states, and Chandigarh is headed for Union Territories while Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands could not qualify for the incentives.
The Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu distributed Rs. 400crore among 19 states. The union territories of Chandigarh are promoted for urban reforms under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) during 2015-16.
During the conference, the top leadership icon of the country Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Ministers and Ministers of various states and Union Territories has signed a Declaration of Commitment to make India Clean and Open Defecation country by 2019.
Along with these members, other representatives of urban and rural local bodies, Municipal Commissioners, District Collectors has made an active participation. They also signed a similar declaration in the campaign. The main aim of PM and other Political members to make India free from pollution and attain clean nation.