AGARTALA, Nov 9 � Agartala Municipal Corporation has won the �Clean & Green City� award this year for waste material management and keeping the city green.
�We have been given this award by the Skoch Foundation, a New Delhi based Urban Policy and Development Expert Group for waste material management and keeping the city green this year,� Corporation Mayor Prafullajit Sinha said today.
The Corporation was chosen from among 29 cities of the country, Sinha said.
�The Corporation runs six zonal development committees to oversee the cleaning process as 250 tonnes of waste materials are being produced daily in the city having more than one lakh households which pay taxes,� he said.
�600 regular cleaners and 30,000 daily rated workers are engaged to keep the city clean everyday,� he said.
The capital was established here by King Krishna Kishore Manikya Bahadur in 1838 and the Agartala Municipality was established in 1871.
The Corporation received the �Nagar Ratna Award� from the President in 2009. � PTI