BHUBANESWAR, February 15: Odisha capital city of Bhubaneswar was today felicitated for being one of the cleanest cities in the country under the 'Swachh Sarvekshan' award category.
Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation A N Jena and BMC Commissioner Krishan Kumar received the award from Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi, an official release said.
As per the list of cleanest cities announced by the Union Urban Development Ministry as part of its 'Swachh Sarvekshan' (Cleanliness Survey), 'top mover' award has been conferred on Bhubaneswar.
The survey, which was carried across 75 cities between January 1 and 20, has ranked Bhubaneswar at 24th place.
In the previous survey, Bhubaneswar was ranked 331.
Cuttack, the second city from Odisha in the survey, has been ranked 59th.
"We have been identified as the top city in the Eastern Zone and overall we have been ranked 24th," said Bhubaneswar Mayor Jena adding, the survey was conducted
The recognition for Bhubaneswar came close on the heels of it being declared as the best among 100 smart cities in the country.