Swachh Survekshan-2020 : Odisha bagged National Award “Fastest Moving State” Berhampur Muncipal Corporation gets Innovation Award

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has bagged two National Awards for the first time in the “Swachh Survekshan”.

Results of “Swachh Survekshan-2020” have been declared by the Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs during “Swachh Mohatshav” held in New Delhi today .

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India presented the awards in a virtual ceremony where all the States and Cities were connected through web.

Odisha has bagged two National Awards for the first time in the “Swachh Survekshan”. Housing & Urban Development Department of Government of Odisha has bagged the “Fastest Moving State Award” at the National level & Berhampur Municipal Corporation has received award under “Innovation Award” category.

The award for the State has been received by Pratap Jena, Minister, Housing & Urban Development accompanied by Principal Secretary, H & UD Department G Mathi Vathanan .


The award for Berhampur Municipal Corporation was received by the Collector, Ganjam, Commissioner of the Corporation and other officials.

Decentralised treatment & processing in Micro Composting Centres & Material Recovery Facilities, converting bio-degradable waste to organic manure (Mo Khata) and non-bio-degradable waste to recyclable waste and decentralised septage management with active involvement of Mission Sakti Members are some of the key features of Odisha’s transformative sanitation journey to achieve Swachh Odisha – Sustha Odisha.

Minister Sri Jana after receiving the award has thanked and expressed his gratefulness to Hon’ble Chief Minister Sj Naveen Patnaik.. He has also congratulated Officers of H&UD department .