Bhubaneswar: Odisha has bagged 9 awards beneath Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen 2.0 (SBM-G 2.0) for its achievement in numerous programmes.

The state was introduced the awards at a operate, which was attended by President Droupadi Murmu as chief visitor, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday.

Odisha gained 2 awards beneath the “Sujlam” marketing campaign for water conservation efforts by creating family and neighborhood soak pits for capturing the wastewater. The state additionally bagged 2 awards had been beneath the Swachh Survekshan Grameen survey.

Beneath this, Odisha emerged second greatest within the east zone and Jajpur district was ranked No. 1 amongst all districts within the zone. Equally, 5 awards got for creating consciousness on ODF plus via wall work on numerous themes.

Minister, Jal Sakthi introduced the awards to officers from PR&DW division comprising Principal Secretary, Director Consuming Water and Sanitation; further secretary (sanitation); Chief Growth Officers (CDOs) of Zilla Parishad (Jajpur, Ganjam and Nuapada); BDOs (Jajpur, Sundargarh and Podia) and Sarpanches of Rajasunakhala and Ladhimang on the operate.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen 2.0 (SBM-G 2.0), launched in 2020, geared toward offering bathrooms to new/omitted households and making certain continued utilization of the bathrooms in order that villages stay Open Defection Free (ODF).

The SBM-G 2.0 additionally entailed bathrooms in panchayat places of work, colleges and Anganwadi Centres; stable waste administration, liquid waste administration and fecal sludge administration and visible cleanliness in villages.

Beneath the scheme, Odisha achieved ODF plus in 11,203 out of 46,785 villages on the fee of 23.9% and was ranked fourth within the nation amongst main states.

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