sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 26-September-2018



77 weeks ago
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Coca-Cola have joined hands to train over 50,000 small-time street food vendors over hygiene and health-related aspects of selling food. Coca-Cola India (CCI) and the FSSAI will, under the latter’s “Safe and Nutritious Food - A Shared Responsibility” theme, provide training to the street food vendors, starting with Ludhiana in Punjab before moving on to other states. The move was also touted as a step in...


77 weeks ago
Happiness counts for every person. If a person is not happy, then it is not just his own life but also the dignity of his country that gets affected. According to the Happiness Report released by the United Nations in 2017, Norway has reached the top spot on the basis of many major calculations, which were based on the welfare of the people, the freedom to take decisions for themselves, friendliness, good governance, honesty of the people, health and income levels. For this report, independent researchers conduct surveys in 155 countries each year and ask the people if they are willing to reveal their personal happiness. If the ...

NOT OUT @ 97

78 weeks ago
Born in a middle-class agricultural family at Coimbatore’s  Jaminkaliyapuram village, Nanammal won a gold medal in International Yoga competition in 2003. It was held in Andman & Nicobar Island. “I have participated in 100 competitions so far.” She has received dozens of awards till now. She won her very first prize at the age of 14. She had contested for ‘Silambattam’, (a weapon-based Indian martial art from Tamil Nadu). It was a district level competition.


78 weeks ago
T he impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘cleanliness Drive’ is such that people are building separate toilets for their pet dogs. It is believed that when human beings started domesticating animals, dog was probably the first one since dogs helped them in hunting. Now we may not use dogs for hunting, but they are useful for security of our homes.  Now we treat dogs as our friends and family members. They are not confined to our doors; they have entered ...


78 weeks ago
Central oil PSU Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has completed its first Model Village project at Gandhigaon in Assam’s Golaghat district. To usher in direct grassroots intervention through CSR activities, the integrated development plan for village Gandhigaon near Khumtai was conceived, NRL Senior General Manager (HR) A K Bhattacharya said. To turn the backward village into a smart model one, he said work was done in three verticals -- sanitation, drinking water and solar e...


80 weeks ago
Out of the Indian mainstream sports that is cricket, Indian Blind Cricket Team has also performed exceptionally well in the recent Blind Cricket World Cup, registering victory over Pakistan in the finals. The Indian Blind Cricket Team won the T20 World Cup, putting rest to speculations. The finals took place in the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. India chased down the target of 198 runs with nine wickets and 14 balls to spare. Pakistan had opted to bat first upon winning the toss, scoring a total of 197/8 in 20 overs. Later, Prakasha Jayaramaiah, the Indian opener, scored 99 runs, with the other opener Ajay Kumar Reddy scoring...

Where Women Dare

80 weeks ago
International Woman’s Day has just gone by. We heard and read grand speeches on how women have been doing well in various aspects of life. Indeed, they are progressing. And in some ways, are ahead of their male counterparts as well. We need to learn from the past to secure our future. The campaign against tree felling in Uttarakhand, widely popularized as ‘Chipko Andolan’ was started by a woman, and inhabitants of Gopeshwar district of Garhwal were in for a shock when they were refused permhission to cut trees to make farm equipments while forest department permitted a sports good manufacturing company to cut 300 trees to make tennis racquets. March 25, 1974 &n...


80 weeks ago
  The seminar held in physical laboratory of Delhi was really important in many ways. Here, Indian scientists had gathered to discuss ‘rural housing’ and subjects related to it.  Many eco-friendly options were also discussed. The chief guest of program was founder of Sulabh Sanitation Mission, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak. Work done by Dr Pathak in the field of santitation and cleanliness was appreciated and scientists came up with new techniques for making toilets and exhibited their willingness to help Sulabh. People now are aware...


81 weeks ago
Tina Dabi If there could be one role model for aspiring bureaucrats there is no one better than Tina Dabi, who topped the Civil Services examination in 2015. She hailed from the lowest caste in the social hierarchy - Kamble. Yet, she planned meticulously and succeeded in one of the toughest competitions in the country. That too in her first attempt when she was just 22 years of age.  After passing her 12th with 93 per cent marks from Convent of Jesus and Mary, Tina enrolled he...


81 weeks ago
Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar had once said, “If you want to estimate the development of a country, just have a look at the status of women in it and that will give you an idea of the country’s development.” It is true. Estimating a country’s development is impossible without taking into account the condition of women in that country. It’s heartening to know that India has taken a huge leap in this area. Chavi Rajawat and Kamala Bai as Gram Panchayat chiefs, are truly the names reflecting development. These women have successfully provided health facilities, clean drinking water and roads in...


81 weeks ago
WB Yeats wrote:  “No matter what disaster occurred She stood in desperate music wound, Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph...”   Woman reformists have had great impact in the past and no less so in the present. They have played every character, from mother, daughter and sister to activists, revolutionaries and saints.  In doing so, they have nurtured the future of every woman in I...
Usha : dawn-of-a-revolution

Usha : dawn of a revolution

81 weeks ago
THE sun is all set to sneak through the sky. Just around 170 kms from the capital city Delhi, lies the small historical city of Alwar which has not yet seen the first rays of daybreak. But one can discern the weariness before finally getting up. Usha, Nanda, Laxmi, Shakuntala, Lalita – you are also in deep sleep but alas, you have to get up quite early before daybreak and rush to work, leaving your children and husbands behind while they are still sleeping, with your scuttle and your broom as a manual scavenger – negating, negotiating and braving the attacks of stray dogs and grunting pigs, and go on to clean the human excreta with bare han...