GANGTOK, May 18, 2018: Swachh Survekshan 2018 results on Wednesday had announced Rangpo town amongst the best cities in solid waste management in the Northeastern Zone.
The entry point of the State has been selected alongside Kakching and Mayang Imphal of Manipur and Biate of Mizoram in the category of towns having less than one lakh population. The results were announced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi. The award includes Rs.1 lakh cash and certificate.
During Swachh Survekshan, 37.66 lakh citizens gave their feedback, which covered 4,203 municipal areas across the country. In 2017, only 434 municipal areas having one lakh or more population were ranked on sanitation parameters.
Expressing happiness on Rangpo getting the honour, Rangpo municipal executive officer Himmat Rai congratulated the residents of the town, Rangpo Nagar Panchayat councillors and all concerned engaged in maintaining cleanliness in the border town.
Source: The Sikkim Express
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