Sikkim – India’s First ‘Nirmal State’

Sikkim – India’s First ‘Nirmal State’

Sikkim has become first Nirmal State of the country. Sikkim has become the first state in the country to achieve 100% sanitation. It has been declared a ‘Nirmal State’ for being free of open defecation. Indian president Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (the first woman to serve in the office) presented the state with a gold medal to mark its achievement at a ceremony on December 8, 2008.

In 2002, the government launched the Nirmal Gram Puraskar awards for municipalities that achieve total sanitation.



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Navakumar on August 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Sir i want model question and answer .in Tnpsc groups


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