The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) emerged as the number one civic body for the Clean Earth Award for excellence in solid waste management under a nation-wide survey conducted by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre.
The award was received by Dr. Babasaheb Rajale, Head of civic solid waste management, from the chief secretary of the Andhra Pradesh government at a function held in Hyderabad.
Dr. Sanjay Pattiwar, additional civic commissioner of NMMC and Poonam Patil, head of health committee were also present at the function.
Commenting on the award, Rajale siad that "For the award, strict evaluation guidelines were followed, which included daily data about collection of door-to-door solid waste, the logistic system, scientific disposal at the dumping ground etc."
Madurai won the second spot in the nation-wide survey, recognition, where several municipal corporations across the country were shortlisted for the top honour.