sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 13-December-2017



11 hours ago
Your group has been serving the people of Uttarakhand and HP for 25 years now. What major changes do you see in their lives now after all these years? Grassroots Holistic Intervention Strategies has led to an improvement in the quality of life for remote mountain communities as follows. It has enabled access to enhanced quantities of safe drinking water in614 hamlets in 55 blocks of 12 Districts of Uttarakhand children and Himachal Pradesh- On a typical day, Infiltration Wells are providing 2.40 million litres of safe drinking water to approximately 17,600 households with close to 100,000 people or 25 lit...


29 weeks ago
From where did the inspiration come for her decision to join the civil service?    The inspiration to join the civil services came from my father who encouraged me to achieve my ambition. I owe my success in life and career to the support that he gave me as a student and as a daughter. The Indian Police Service is a profession which is not one that exists in isolation from real life. It is  a profession that is greatly related to the common public and every day matters that govern it. It therefore involves much public dealing and working at a very basic level, a great deal of field ...
Anuradha-Paudwal - I-Pray-for-the-Success-of-the-Cleanliness-Drive


29 weeks ago
How do you respond to Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? I pray for the success of the cleanliness drive. I’m surprised that people are not careful about maintaining cleanliness in India while they are very cautious when they go abroad. In our own country they have the “chalta hai” attitude. You have mentioned farmers. What is your response to the news of farmer suicides? I have been working in the direction of providing in-house industries for the farmer families. I have tried to arrange for ...

OP Singh - DG, CISF“I like being, also being called an honest policeman”

30 weeks ago
CISF is a semi-military force but it is not stationed on the border.  You were in the NDRF and are currently in CISF. In this situation, what special features do you find in the CRPF? See, all the paramilitary forces are Central Armed Police Forces. Whether it is CRPF, BSF, ITBP, they all do the same work, they all have the same character. The oldest is the CRPF, which was born in 1939. An important event is that in 1969, a calamitous fire broke out at the Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) of Ranchi, and due to this there was a rise in communal tension. The local police was unable to control the situation. At this time, our planners thought that there should be a s...


31 weeks ago
In the broader societal context, what is the role of Sahas that you envision? Mona: In the longer run, we would like to see gender education as an integral part of school curriculum. Even in 21st century India, gender issues are dealt with frivolity. During my 10th grade, our teacher just skipped the lesson on sexual reproduction, because she felt too embarrassed discussing it in front of boys. If Sahas can change the discourse around gender education, our work will be done. How do you think these workshops are going to help? W...
Priya-Hingorani “Be-strong,fight-for-your-rights”

Priya Hingorani “Be strong, fight for your rights”

39 weeks ago
Apparently, like any other male dominated fields, there is an obtrusive gender gap in judiciary. Being a woman in the same field with her persevarance and capabilities Priya Hingorani is a renowned lawyer and human rights champion who has argued several landmark cases dealing with crime and various issues concerning women. For almost three decades this senior lawyer has been fighting for justice in the field of Human Rights, crime and pivotal issues related to women. In a special interview with Sulabh Swachh Bharat, Priya Hingorani shed light on society and justice. Here are some excerpts:

“Ultimate aim is social change”

40 weeks ago
How did the idea of working for labourers and farmers came into being? The condition of farmers and labourers in Rajathan was very miserable three to four decades ago. In the Sonegarh region, a powerful landlord illegally possessed government land. In connivance with the Patwari, he had seized and hidden the possession letters of the land. He used to do whatever he wanted. To free villagers from the clutches of the landlord, we started a demonstration. After some time, in order to protect the rights of labourers and farmers of every region, I along with Aruna Roy and Shankar Singh founded Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sa...

Madhu Pandit Dasa

41 weeks ago
What was the prime objective of founding the Akshaya Patra Foundation?  The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. It strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India by implementing the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in government and government-aided schools.  Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Apart from food and education, what else do you feel is the important...


46 weeks ago
  What is the film ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’ all about? Please don’t get carried away by the title of the film. Actually this is a totally comedy film wherein the heroine who resides in a slum falls in love with the hero  who is the owner of a toilet. They both fall in love and get married.  They have one motto in life as that is to ‘construct a toilet’ and they get down to the grass root level for doing the same. This film portrays the difficulties which this couple faced in building the toilet which is also covered by good comedy. ...


48 weeks ago
How did the idea of Kat-Katha click? Geetanjali: While I was working for NACO in 2011, I used to come to GB Road. Asking personal questions to sex workers regarding contraceptives, family planning, etc., was very awkward. There was a trust deficit between me and these women because we did not know each other. In one of the visits, one of them asked me a very personal question. I was a bit hesitant in answering her when she prompted, “When you cannot answer this personal question then why shall we tell you about our personal lives?&rdquo...

POONAMBEN MADAM - Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

49 weeks ago
The first time MP from Khambhalia speaks of her leader, her work, her constituency and of course, her favourite activities in a candid interview with Sharad Gupta How did you join the politics in the first place? Did you inherit it from your family? Yes my grandfather, my father and my dad’s elder brother, they have all been into public life. But, I would say, not only to be elected members, but to fight for the downtrodden, I think they have given a lot of such suppressed people a strong voice. My father represented Khambhalia (Gujarat) for four consecutive terms as an independent MLA and as a daughter I would say it has been my privilege to ...

DR BINDESHWAR PATHAK - “Gandagi failaenge to ‘Prabhu Ji’ dekh lenge”

50 weeks ago
How do you see this responsibility? It is huge. Brand ambassador is similar to an envoy. It makes you realise the severity of the responsibility. We will do our best in achieving the Swachh Bharat dream of Prime Minister. We will carry out the responsibilities Railway Minister has entrusted upon us. We will create a cleanliness model, which will inspire the world. The stations will be so clean that people would think twice before littering. They should think, “Gandagi failayenge to ‘Prabhu Ji’ dekh lenge”(He puns Prabhu to mean both God and railways minister Suresh Prabhu). How challenging it would be to clean the railways? Railways is the lifeline of the countr...