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Delhi, MP, Karnataka, Tamil Naidu, AP and Goa lead awareness campaign about Swachh Bharat in urban areas

Press Information Bureau:  July, 2015

Over 3.50 lakh students in 15 States and UTs participate in first round of quiz contest 

UD Ministry releases Rs.160 cr to States/UTs for awareness generation 

New Delhi: Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Goa are in the forefront of generating awareness about Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas. Of the 15 States and Union Territories that have undertaken awareness campaign in urban areas at the behest of the Union Ministry of Urban Development, these six States have emerged as lead performers.

Under the awareness generation campaign launched, 1,129 urban local bodies from 15 States and UTs have organized Quiz Contests to sensitize students about the Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas and also the need for cleanliness, during the last week. A total of 3,53,788 students from 14,141 schools and colleges have participated in the competition.

Karnataka led the campaign with the participation of 96,524 students in the competition followed by Delhi(47,000), Tamil Nadu (45,650), Madhya Pradesh (45,302), Goa (35,000) and Andhra Pradesh (30,871).

A total Prize Money of Rs.54.95 lakhs has been distributed for the winners of the Quiz Competition. The next round of competition will be held in the first week of August, 2015.

Awareness generation in urban areas is a priority area under the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas with a total cost of Rs.66,009 cr, out of which Rs.1,800 cr has been earmarked for IEC (Information, Education and Communication) activities. The Ministry of Urban Development has so far released Rs.160 cr to States and UTs.

Details of participation in the first round of competition are as below:

S.No

State

Total no. of ULBs

participated

Total no of schools

and colleges participated

Total no of students participated

1

Madhya Pradesh

378

6018

45302

2

Tamil Nadu

237

776

45650

3

Karnataka

200

3094

96,524

4

Andhra Pradesh

100

1608

30871

5

Maharashtra

55

453

7083

6

Gujarat

47

130

15341

7

Jharkhand

22

248

17747

8

Goa

14

170

35000

9

Haryana

13

40

2476

10

Manipur

4

75

580

11

Punjab

3

45

5000

12

Delhi

3

1155

47,000

13

Jammu & Kashmir

1

6

4,000

 

Chandigarh

1

22

1200

 

Mizoram

1

7

14