Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Puri district has bagged Swachhata Darpan Award from the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) for innovations and initiatives for plastic waste management.
Actor and founder of Paani Foundation, Aamir Khan presented the award to an official of the Puri district administration at a ceremony in New Delhi yesterday.
Khan interacted with the gathering of Collectors, DDCs, CDOs and other officials from selected states. He lauded the work done at the grassroots by the officials and shared his experience with initiatives made by Paani Foundation in the area of water conservation. The officials shared best practices from their districts for promoting ODF sustainability goals and explore areas for future initiatives with the celebrated actor.
Worth mentioning, the Puri beach was recently recognised as the second most cleanest beach in the country.