Swachhata Awards 2019

Swachhata Awards 2019
Question: Which ministry has been awarded as the best ministry for implementation of Swachhata action plan for 2018-19?
(a) Ministry of Human Resource
(b) Ministry of Home Affairs
(c) Ministry of Environment
(d) Ministry of Railways
Answer: (d)
Related facts:
  • The President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented an award to Indian Railways as the best ministry for implementation of Swachhata action plan for 2018-19.
  • President of India also presented the best Swachh iconic Place award to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) Mumbai under the Swachh Bharat Mission initiative.
  • The three best stations as per Cleanliness Ranking Survey for 2018 i.e. Jodhpur, Jaipur & Tirupati were also awarded.
  • All the Railway officials will observe a special 10 days cleanliness drive for trains and stations starting 2nd September, 2019.
  • These perpetual drives are also monitored by uploading of selected photographs on E-Drishti and the Minister’s dashboard.
  • The biggest service provisioning public place in the country.  
  • Indian Railways had spent about 3000 Crore Rupees on cleanliness drives on its various properties during 2018-19.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1584364

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