J&K bags Rashtriya Swachh Bharat Puraskar 2017

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir bagged the national award as best performing State under ‘Swacchata Hi Seva’ fortnight campaign held under Swachh Bharat Mission.

The Award was given away by Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation at an impressive function held at Vighyan Bhawan, New Delhi, an official spokesman said here this evening.

The Award was received by Commissioner Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Nirmal Sharma. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the function and talked about the challenges faced by the public in the country. (AGENCIES)