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Thursday, 29-June-2017

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NGT SHUTS POLLUTING UNITS ALONG GANGA

8 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down. The tribunal bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar gave directions following a report by a high-level committee that inspected the 13 industries dealing in various products, including chemicals and a power plant. According to the report, the team inspected the industries along Gajraula and Babrala drain with source from Bagad river in the Upper Ganga region in Uttar Pradesh. The drains further meet the Ganga. “These industries were the primary s...
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RAJASTHAN AHEAD IN BUILDING TOILETS

8 weeks ago
Rajasthan has turned out to be leading in building toilets in rural areas. Yet, it is to go a long way to eradicate open defecation and meet the target for this in 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, or SBM. The state has built 26.87 lakh individual toilets in rural areas under the SBM in 2016-17, as per the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. West Bengal comes after Rajasthan by constructing 23.08 lakh individual in the same period. The number of individual toilets in Rajasthan has gone up to 54.83 lakh since the SBM was launched on October 2, 2014; the areas covered increased to 78% from 55% in the previo...
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TRANSGENDERS TO GET FREEDOM TO CHOOSE TOILETS

8 weeks ago
The recent Central Government guidelines on gender issues in sanitation, circulated to all state governments, contain a clause stipulating that members of the ‘third-gender’ should be allowed to use the facility of their choice (men or women) in community or public toilets. “SBM-G (Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin) should make a conscious effort that they are recognised as equal citizens and users of toilets...where suitable, their support can be enlisted in engaging communities, and their efforts duly recognised and honoured to break any stigma around them, and to enable them to use facilities without any embarrassment,” states the inclusivity clause in the ...
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AKSHAY KUMAR HELPS BUILD A TOILET

11 weeks ago
Actor Akshay Kumar recently helped in building a toilet in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. In sync with the national campaign for toilets in the country, he has been promoting toilet building. Accompanied by the Union Minister of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar, the superstar dug a pit for building...
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FROM POISONOUS TO PURIFIED WATER

11 weeks ago
Deep wounds and white patches on skin are common for people in this tiny West Bengal speck bordering Bangladesh. The disease turned deadly for many, and the culprit was drinking water that contained arsenic, a toxic substance that can lead to chronic poisoning once it enters the body. Many of the 2,000 villagers were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried every attempt to rid the water of poison, but in vain. The cost was high. They had to pay for every drop of purified water they got from distant towns or cities.
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‘GREEN CHEMICALS’ MAKE MUMBAI AIRPORT LOOS CLEANER

11 weeks ago
I f you think water is used for flushing purposes in the men’s restrooms of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 (T2), think again. A ‘green chemical’ seems to have replaced water for flushing purposes of late, and guess what? The loos, frequented by close to one lakh men, are now cleaner than what they were at any point in the past. So, what exactly are these...
SANITATION = GENDER-EQUALITY

SANITATION = GENDER EQUALITY

13 weeks ago
Improving access to sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality and economic growth in India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. In its annual country-report on India, IMF said, “Poor sanitation not only adversely affects the availability and quality of water, but also has detrimental effects on education, welfare, and on people’s time-use and safety, as well as their life opportunities”. IMF said its research suggests that improving access to sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality and economic ...
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TATA’S CANCER HOSPITAL IN RANCHI

13 weeks ago
The Tata Trust has agreed to open a cancer research centre-cum-hospital in Jharkhand capital Ranchi, official sources said. Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s consent for the project comes after he and Chief Minister Raghubar Das discussed it during a Global Investors’ Summit here in February. After Das wrote to Ratan Tata, the Tata Trust sent a consent letter to the government on March 10.
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MEDICAL MIRACLE SAVES BABY

13 weeks ago
An eight-month-old Afghan boy was saved after he underwent a rare half-matched bone marrow transplant at Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Mujib suffered from severe Combined Immunodeficiency   in which a person is born without a functioning immune system, increasing his or her risk of developing fatal infections   and as a result, also had high fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Mujib’s two elder brothers had already lost their lives to this illness in their infancy. Doctors at Jaypee Hospital conducted bone marrow transplant from his one surviving brother Arian, aged four years, whose blood tests confirmed no...
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Tech for Sanitation

16 weeks ago
Keeping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission in mind, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is trying to transform itself to match the global standards of cleanliness. Being the capital of the country, there are a lot of agencies working in the city. But the responsibility of cleanliness lies squarely on MCD. In order to optimally perform their duty and deliver a message to the country through their work, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has planned to provide its safai karmcharis with different high tech services. These facilities include a mobile phone with connection, regularisation of daily wor...
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PHOGAT SISTERS BOARD SWACHH BHARAT mission

16 weeks ago
In order to promote sanitation and cleanliness in the national capital, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has roped in wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat as brand ambassadors. SDMC has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the two sisters to take its sanitation campaign forward.At a function at the Civic Centre, the two sisters and Additional Commissioner of SDMC GS Meena signed the MoU in the presence of South Delhi Mayor Shyam Sharma, Chairman of SDMC Standing Committee Shailender Singh Monti and Municipal Commissioner PK Goel among others. Speaking on the occasion, Goel expressed gratitude to the two s...
PUBLIC HYGIENE - GARBAGE GOBBLERS!

PUBLIC HYGIENE - GARBAGE GOBBLERS!

17 weeks ago
They had shared a dream to make India clean and more environment-friendly when they were studying in the US. When they returned home, they turned that dream into reality. They developed an indigenous Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) which may give wings to the much acclaimed Clean India Mission.   Hailing from Lucknow, Rishab met Prateek and Neemish from Delhi when they joined the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad. The friendship between the three was so strong that soon they earned the sobriquets like “Three Musketeers” and “Three Idiots”. But the...


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