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Gangtok conferred Cleanest Tourist Destination

Gangtok Gangtok conferred Cleanest Tourist Destination


At a time when the Swachh Bharat Mission is in full swing, the Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on the Sikkim capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the award in Delhi on September 30, 2016.Gangtok city was awarded by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The award was received by the Commissioner, GMC.


The Sikkim delegation participated in a workshop organised by the Urban Development and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for implementing the flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban and Gramin), at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.


The workshop was inaugurated by the PM Modi and attended by Union Ministers of the concerned departments, chief ministers of many states and ministers in-charge of the Swachh Bharat Mission.


The Sikkim delegation was led by Minister, UD and HD, NK Subba, Mayor GMC, PCE/Secretary – UD and HD, Municipal Commissioner, State Mission Directors (Urban and Gramin) , Officials and Panchayats, ADCs-Development Namchi and Gyalshing.


The delegates from Sikkim actively participated in the workshop, particularly in the technical session on Sanitation
Technologies, Solid-Liquid Waste Management, inclusive Sanitation and Role of IT and Technology in SBM. A plenary session on inter-ministerial collaboration was also conducted.


Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated for ‘Clean Cities in million plus population category’ and Gangtok for ‘Cleanest Tourism Destination’.


Source: The Indian Express