Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has announced the Swachhta Ranking 2017 for Higher Education Institutes.
Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education) Dr Satyapal Singh also attended the programme. Around 3500 institutes participated in the rankings of which 174 were shortlisted. 25 out of the 174 shortlisted higher education institutes have been selected for the top rankings.
The ranking are assigned to the institute under the categories such as cleanliness standards, cleaning systems, waste disposal methods, greenery in the institute campus, and campus accessibility.
Other than institute, The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also released a list of top 5 districts for outstanding co-ordination with the higher education institutes in the district under the Clean India Movement. These five districts are: Medak, Telangana; Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh; Ajmer, Rajasthan; Warangal (Urban), Telangana; Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Earlier in September, MHRD had announced “Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar” earlier in September. Over 2,60,000 schools from across the country had voluntarily participated in the competition.