Anantapur bagged an all India award under Swachh Vidyalaya programme for States here on Thursday. The district was awarded for excellence in Swachh Vidyalaya programme while Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir and Dadra and Nagar Haveli also bagged the awards under the category of the Hill States and Union Territories.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred awards for excellence in implementation of priority programmes on the occasion of 10th Civil Services Day here on Thursday. For the priority programme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Naogaon, Assam was awarded in Northeast and Hill States category, Chandigarh in UT and North 24 Parganas, West Bengal in other States group.

Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), West Sikkim and Bikaner, Rajasthan were awarded in Northeast and Hill States and other States category respectively. In the implementation of Soil Health Card Scheme, Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh and Balrampur of Chhattisgarh were conferred the awards. Anantapur District Collector K Sashidhar received the award here on Thursday at a function held to mark the Civil Services Day.

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