Swachh Bharat Mission seems to be working as towns and villages are on the roll to be tagged as the cleanest village or cleanest town in their respective region. Yet another town in Manipur, Kakching has been declared as the cleanest town (urban) under the Swachh Bharat Mission conducted by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in the Northeast.
State Mission Director of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), N Gitkumar recently announced that Kakching will receive the title of the cleanest town in Northeast. The time of the award distribution will be intimated later.
Gitkumar also informed that Kakching came out top in a comparative study of 4041 towns across the country, with 164 towns from the Northeast. An agency appointed by the Ministry inspected the 4041 towns from January 4 of this year till March 10 and carried out a comparative study.
Mayang Imphal in Imphal West has also come out top in the Best City in Citizens’ Feedback in the Northeast under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
In the Best Innovation and Best Practise category, Biate town of Mizoram was adjudged the best while the Best City on Solid Waste Management went to Rangpo town in Sikkim.