sulabh swatchh bharat

Friday, 14-December-2018

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SAY GOODBYE TO WASHROOM WOES ON TRAINS

a week ago
Indian Railways installs e-toilets in train coaches. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national transporter has installed e-toilets in train coaches on the occasion of the World Toilet Day. To ensure hygiene, e-toilets integrate toilet functions electronically, resulting in a simple to operate pressurized flushing. The e-toilets also incorporate several additional functions/system integrations and sensors. For quite some time, e-toilets have been in use in static locations, however, the concept has been tried for the first time in a mobile environment of a railway coach by LTT Depot, Mumbai Division, Central Railways. At pr...
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GANGA REJUVENATION: PLANTATION DRIVE IN 134,000 HECTARES

6 weeks ago
Forests are the lifeline of any river, which is why to conserve and rejuvenate one of the holiest rivers, Ganga, an afforestation drive is ongoing along the 2,525 km-long River and its catchment areas in five states - Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), with the help of the Forest Research Institute, has identified an area of 134,000 hectares, in which plantation is to be done. Rajiv Kishore, Executive Director, Administration, NMCG said, “It is not only an ordinary plantation; it is a very scientific plantation where they have specified ...
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DRIVE TO DISCOURAGE PLASTIC USE

6 weeks ago
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has launched a campaign for voluntary discarding of the use of plastic in all the ICG premises. In order to lead by example and in support of the government policy “Swachhata Hi Seva” movement, the Coast Guard headquarters, New Delhi, has issued direction to all its units across the country for encouraging ICG personnel for voluntarily discarding of plastic. During the campaign, the ICG will conduct seminar/ lectures, make available environment-friendly bags and spread awareness amongst the masses through posters/ banners/ placards. Coast Guard Wives Welfare Associati...
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INDIA ELEVATED CHALLENGE OF ENDING OPEN DEFECATION: WHO

9 weeks ago
While in as many as 90 countries progress towards basic sanitation is too slow, India has elevated the challenge of ending open defecation to the highest level, the World Health Organisation said. Launching the first global guidelines on sanitation and health, the WHO said the world will not reach the goal of universal sanitation coverage -- where every person in the world has access to toilets that safely contain excreta -- by 2030 unless countries make comprehensive policy shifts and invest more funds. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Programme) is coor...
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SANITATION IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

9 weeks ago
The Father of the Nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ deeply believed that cleanliness is next to Godliness and also the path towards national progress for the greater good of the people of India. He said we can no more gain God’s blessing with an unclean body than with an unclean mind. A clean body cannot reside in an unclean city. The greater tribute that we can give Bapu is to follow in his footsteps and his mantra of cleanliness. To mark the beginning of 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi which also coincides with the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Mahatm...
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CABINET SUPPORT TO SWACHH BHARAT MISSION

14 weeks ago
The Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved raising of Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) of Rs 15,000 crore through NABARD for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) during 2018-19. Announcing the decision, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the decision will benefit around 1.5 crore rural households eligible for incentive under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), and also the gram panchayats for solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) activities. “In order to meet the financial requirements for achieving the goals of SBM(G), for the year 2018-19, in the budget announcement...
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NOT JUST ODF, BUT OPEN URINATION-FREE

14 weeks ago
Under new norms, cities and towns wanting to be declared ODF+ (Open Defecation Free Plus) must also be free of public urination, and not just open defecation. This is the first time that the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) is officially including the elimination of public urination in its agenda. The rural division of SBM had previously said preventing public urination was not on their agenda. The Mission is focussed on infrastructure and regulatory changes, on the assumption that this will lead to behaviour change. “Cities are different from rural areas,” SBM-U mission director Vinod Kumar Jindal said. &...
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REBUILDING TOILETS

15 weeks ago
Mali is one of the least-developed countries in the world, ranking 176 of 187 on the Human Development Index. Of 139 healthcare facilities studied in Segou, Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao regions, 62 percent experience water quality issues, 68 percent have limited handwashing facilities and 20 percent have insufficient water to meet their patients’ basic daily requirements. A lack of safe water, toilets and handwashing facilities poses significant health risks to patients, health workers, and nearby communities. Indeed, the 2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa underscored the urgent need for addressing this critical issue. ...
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THE ARAB REFINEMENT

17 weeks ago
Saudi Arabia, the largest petroleum producing country in the world and home to Islam’s holiest shrines in Mecca and Madina, is undergoing rapid changes in terms of modernisation, especially under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia has a population of 33 million people, of which 11 million are expatriate workers in the private sector. One of the major changes in government policy is to diversify the economy and make it less dependent on the oil exports. At the same time, there is also the attempt to allow private sector to participate more in providing social infrastructure. It is in this context that Saudi Arab...
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REHABILITATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS

18 weeks ago
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a Central Sector Scheme, ‘Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers’ (SRMS) under which identified manual scavengers and their dependents are provided the following rehabilitation benefits: i. Onetime cash assistance of Rs.40000/-. ii. Loans upto Rs. 15.00 lacs at concessional rate of interest. iii. Credit linked back end capital subsidy upto Rs. 3,25,000/-. iv. Skill Development Training upto two years with stipend of Rs.3000/- per month.   Ministry is also implementing a Scheme titled &ldqu...
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SULABH’S MULTIFARIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNIVERSAL SANITATION

18 weeks ago
The inaugural phase of the initiative of providing sanitary napkins to girl students of 28 senior secondary schools of Sikkim was launched in 2016 in which Sulabh International had lent a helping hand. It is a matter of pride for Sikkim that the phase-I of this programme has been remarkably successful. In fact, Sikkim is the first state in India that has taken the project of providing sanitary napkins to school girls seriously and on a large scale. The second phase of the GARIMA project has been launched by Minster of  Human Resources Development RB Subba, he was joined by eminent Sociologist Dr Bindeshwar Pathak fou...
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PARASITES IN BATHHOUSES

19 weeks ago
Though the ancient Romans may be more well-known for things like military prowess and leafy hats, they have also been lauded for being awesome at toilets. The flush toilet is one of those ideas, and calls the Romans “ahead of their time” for their adoptions of public toilets. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, toilet technology came to a bit of a standstill. The Romans did build many structures seemingly dedicated to improving sanitation—in addition to public toilets, they had bathhouses and sewer systems like the giant Cloaca Maxima in Rome. They [also] introduced legislation s...