sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 25-May-2019



112 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 ...


112 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...


114 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

114 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...


114 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...


115 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...


115 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...


115 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

116 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...


118 weeks ago
 ashima / new delhi The film was Rang De Basanti depicting a bunch of young men fighting the corrupt system. After having lost all hopes, they take up the radio to convey their side of the story to the masses. The youth who were unable to reach out to people, had faith in All India Radio and within seconds, their voice reached every nook and corner of the country. During this programme, they responded to people’s calls detailing their purpose. The entire episode resulted in the administration sending security forces to gun them down. But, their cal...


119 weeks ago
It was a different experience for spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as he came visiting Sulabh Gram, New Delhi on February 2. He evinced great interest in Sulabh technology and inspected everything himself. Sri Sri seemed highly impressed with facilities at Sulabh of – right from two-pit-pour-flush toilets, bio-gas plant, water ATM etc. converting human excreta into  manure and bio-gas. The renowned spiritual guru was welcomed at the Sulab...


120 weeks ago
The very first time the consolidated budget seems to be catering common man as well as rural India, farmers, poor and youth. Along with that, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his budget of 21.47 lakh crore for the financial year 2017-18 specially focused on infrastructure, financial sector, Digital India, and Public Service. While presenting the budget he discussed three main agendas named as TEC (Transform, Energy and Clean India) and said that the government will continue the financial reforms in order to strengthen the economic muscle of the country. It was the first time that the rail budget was also included in t...