Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) achieved remarkable success in sanitation, securing two prestigious awards under the Swachh Bharat Mission Scheme during the Swachh Survekshan 2023. These awards were presented in a special ceremony by the central government, with MOHUA Secretary Shri Manoj Joshi honoring BMC.
The awards were graciously accepted by BMC Mayor Sulochana Das, Deputy Mayor Manjulata Kanhara, Standing Committee Chairman Biranchi Narayana Magasupakara, and Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange. They attributed the city’s success to the unwavering commitment of its citizens.
Bhubaneswar proudly earned the title of the Clean City of Odisha in Swachh Survekshan 2023, solidifying its position as a cleanliness champion in the state. This recognition was based on thorough evaluations by the Survekshan team, considering factors such as daily supervision analysis, direct observation, and citizen sanitation practices.
In addition to this honor, Bhubaneswar stood out as the exclusive Water Plus Excellence winner in Odisha, reaffirming its dedication to water conservation and sustainability. A notable achievement for the city is the impressive 3-star rating as a Garbage-Free City, showcasing collective efforts to ensure cleanliness and hygiene. Bhubaneswar not only climbed to the 34th position from its previous 80th rank but also demonstrated a remarkable overall improvement in cleanliness.
BMC’s dedicated focus on door-to-door collection, source segregation, market and residential area cleanliness, waste management, waterbody renovation, toilet cleanliness, and city beautification played a pivotal role in this success. The city earned a total of 7314.90 points out of a possible 9500, reflecting meticulous efforts and a commitment to excellence.
This outstanding performance serves as a testament to Bhubaneswar’s commitment to becoming a top-tier city in cleanliness. Under the guidance of CM Naveen Patnaik, the BMC urges citizens to adopt the best sanitation practices. The Hon’ble Mayor and Commissioner presided over the Swachh Karmachari and departmental coordination, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in maintaining the city’s pristine status.