Uttar Pradesh bags ‘HUDCO Award’ for ‘Swachh Virasat Abhiyan’

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  • Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the prestigious Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) HUDCO Awards 2022-23 for its ‘Swachh Virasat Abhiyan’.
  • This award has been given in ‘the Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment 2022-23’ category for cleanliness.
  • The award and Rs 1 lakh were presented by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri in New Delhi on the 53rd Foundation Day of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited on April 2023.
  • Under the direction of UP’s Urban Development Minister AK Sharma, a campaign was launched to make the cities of the state ‘Good to Great’.
  • 75 tourist and historical places of the state were included in this program. A special cleanliness drive was conducted at all places.
  • Entries were received from across the country for this prestigious award. After several rounds of trials, the jury board selected the campaign ‘Swachh Virasat’.

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