According to a report in Telegraph, Bhubaneswar along with Rourkela, has emerged among the winners in the nationwide Swachh Survekshan-II, the result of which will be made official on May 4. The Union ministry of urban development has informed that the city is among the winners of the national level sanitation challenge.
“We are steadily improving in the cleanliness parameters. We were at the bottom in the first survey, but rose to a good rank in the next one. The survey this time was the biggest with 500 cities and we are happy that the Centre lauded our efforts for keeping the city clean. They haven’t declared the actual position yet, but we are hopeful to get a good rank this time,” said mayor Ananta Narayan Jena.