sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 17-October-2018

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INDIA ELEVATED CHALLENGE OF ENDING OPEN DEFECATION: WHO

5 days 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

a week 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

11 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...
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TO BUILD UP-GRADED SEWAGE SYSTEM

12 weeks ago
One would have assumed that a small archipelago-state like Seychelles – 115 islands population of 95,000 – placed at the western end of the Indian Ocean would not really face any sanitation problems. Seychelles is far from the densely-populated and industrialized countries. This is not however the case with Seychelles. This apparent Paradise at the far end of the Indian Ocean is beset with major sanitation problems. These stem mainly from the fact that more 80,000 of the population lives on the main island of Mahe, thus resulting in overcrowding.  The other major fact is there has been an increase in tourist arr...
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DRIVING HOME THE POINT ABOUT TOILETS

13 weeks ago
According to a World Bank report about 18 countries with regard to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite impressive economic growth of 6.5 per cent per annum over the last decade, there are 23 million people dependent on water from unsafe sources and 48 millions stuck with unimproved sanitation conditions out of a total population of 59 million. The World Bank report said that the country was losing Tanzanian Shilling 453 billion (US$206 million) every year due to poor sanitation and hygiene. The World Bank has approved a loan of US$350 million to improve water supply and sanitation services in rural Tanzania on J...
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CYCLIST ON A UNIQUE JOURNEY

14 weeks ago
Speeding cars pulled over and pedestrians stopped by on a busy central Kolkata street seeing a middle-aged man strangely bending forward on his bicycle and spinning the front wheel with his hands. But while the cyclist’s incredible balance impressed many, his aim to achieve the near-impossible seems more stunning. Aiming to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission, Debendranath Bera, a BJP activist from West Bengal, has set out on a unique journey to travel more than 22,000 km across the country’s 33 states and union territories on a bicycle that neither has brakes, nor a seat nor a r...