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

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
            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


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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