Swachh Society Awards was launched by ICICI
Bank in July 2016 as a unique inter-society contest to recognize and reward
clean and green residential housing societies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region
(MMR). The objective is to sustain the spirit of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
movement, as well as recognize and celebrate excellence in cleanliness and
safety and adoption of green technology in housing societies.
United Way Mumbai (UWM) has expertise in the
field of cleanliness and water resource and waste management, and has been the
Community Impact Partner in the Swachh Society Awards, evaluating and assessing
good practices among housing societies.
The Swachh Society Awards contest received
entries from over 7000 residential societies in MMR in over 50 days in July and
August this year. The shortlisted entries were validated through a society
visit by United Way Mumbai team.
An eminent jury, comprising Ms. Seema Redkar,
former Officer on Special Duty of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai; Ms.
Radhika Kaji, Advisory Board member of Cloud Income Properties, entrepreneur
and philanthropist and Mr. Saurabh Singh, President, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive
Growth, selected the final winners.
The SwachhSociety Awards ceremony was held on 2nd
December 2016, at ICICI Bank’s corporate office at the Bandra Kurla Complex in
Mumbai. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis presented the
awards to the winners.
Winners of Swachh Society Awards are as below:
The Top Mega Award – Gold was awarded
to Vijaynagar Co-operative Housing Society Limited, Andheri East.
The Second Mega-Award – Silver was
awarded to Anand Kores Towers Co-operative Housing Society Limited based in
The Third Mega Award – Bronze was awarded
to Ashok Towers Co-operative Housing Society Limited, Parel.
The winning societies were awarded cash prizes
of Rs. 15 lakh, Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively.
Sealine Co-operative Housing
Society Limited in Khar West was presented with the Clean Crusader Innovation
Award for implementing green ideas in its society, which shone as a model green
society in vicinity of Mumbai Suburbs. The award also included a cash prize of
Rs. 2 lakh.
Categories Award winners:
Society Category Gold was awarded to Mahindra Splendour Co-operative Housing
Society Limited, Bhandup and Large Society Category Silver was awarded to a PSU
colony B.P.C.L Staff Colony, Trombay.
Society Category Gold was awarded to Mahindra Eminente Co-operative Housing
Society Limited, Goregaon and in Medium Society Category Silver was awarded to
Tarangan Tower Co-operative Housing Society Limited, Thane.
Society Category Gold was awarded to Sealine Co-operative Housing Society
Limited, Khar (W) and in Small Society Category Silver was awarded to Mercury
Co-operative Housing Society Limited, Airoli.
Each of the recipients of the
Categories Awards received a cash prize Rs. 1 lakh for Gold and Rs. 75,000 for
The winners will be using these
prize money towards building infrastructure for clean, green and safe societies.
Special Appreciation Awards were
presented to 18 participant societies in all 3 categories large, medium and
small for their initiatives to make their society clean, green and safe
To see some of the best practices of the Societies of the ICICI Bank Swachh Society Awards, please watch the video below: