sulabh swatchh bharat

Thursday, 21-June-2018

measures-to-combat-disease

MEASURES TO COMBAT DISEASE

a day ago
Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’, is a small country with big attractions and even bigger aspirations. Here you’ll find the continent’s tallest mountain range and largest lake, the source of the world’s longest river, and 39 million people from more than 50 tribes. Apart from all the beautiful attraction, sanitation remains one of the key health issues in Uganda. Many people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities, propagating disease and high rates of child death (1.5 million deaths annually). In the early 1960s and the years before, many Ugandans were freely using the bush as thei...
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SELFIE WITH TOILET

a week ago
Far behind the target, a district magistrate in Uttar Pradesh has come out with a bizarre way to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachch Bharat Mission a great success in schools when she made it mandatory of all primary school teachers to send their ‘selfie with toilet’ by 27th of every month for the release of their salaries. On the directives of Sitapur District Magistrate Sheetal Verma, the Basic Education department drafted a form with columns of filling up their details like name, address, post, place of posting, caste, Aadhar card number, mobile number etc. The form would be considered incompl...
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NEW MODELS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF TOILETS

a week ago
According to a World Bank report, Ethiopia had moved quite considerably on the sanitation front in terms of building toilets, ending open defecation and ensuring toilet hygiene. In 2000, only 14 per cent of the rural and 72 per cent of the urban population had access to safe drinking water, and this improved by 2015 when 52 million people out of a population of 80 million had access to safe drinking water and 26 million people had access to sanitation services. According to the report of March 2016, the World Bank had invested US$860 million for safe drinking water and sanitation services in the country. USAID in its eval...
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TACKLING THE URBAN CHALLENGE

2 weeks ago
Morocco has a sewage problem. This is no secret to anyone on the street or on high, and the issue is being addressed with certain urgency. In the meantime, though, raw sewage continues to run amok not only in poor, rural areas, but also in urban areas that experience high tourist traffic. In rural provinces in Morocco, sanitation coverage is low compared to the relatively high standards of social development. To address these issues the Moroccan government has developed the Rural Water and Sanitation Project for which the World Bank has provided a $60 million IBRD loan. Within this project, a $4.42 million component speci...
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HOW THE BRITISH WORKED IT OUT

3 weeks ago
Ever since mankind first appeared on this shiny blue marble we call planet earth, there has been a need for us to use the toilet. Of course, back then the toilet was little more than a hole in the ground – if that – whereas today we’ve come to rely on the toilet as both a necessity and a source of comfort. When you’re sitting there on the toilet, you’re probably not thinking of the history of the throne beneath you, but why would you? The modern toilet does everything we want it to, and while we have come to take modern toilets and plumbing systems for granted we tend to forget that what we’re...
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A HOUSE FROM TRASH

5 weeks ago
Among the brick and cement houses that line the city of Bengaluru, one house stands out. It is mostly made from trash. The house, aptly named Kachra Mane (Trash house), attracts visitors throughout the year. G V Dasarathi’s 1,500sqft double-storeyed house is built from Kachra – which translates into trash or discarded material. But, the house is anything but rubbish!  As one enters the house, it gives a resort-type feeling with greenery everywhere, fresh air that makes way into the house through large windows and most importantly, the attractive wooden structure of the house.  The house is in ...
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LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT MODEL

5 weeks ago
Zimbabwe’s experience of water and sanitation sector development is that of a model of African sector development, collapsing within a decade. This reflects the vulnerability of service development built on state subsidies sector and donor finance, without sufficient focus on sustainability.  Encouragingly, a relatively swift recovery may well be possible, given a favourable political environment, a large injection of finance, and prioritization of the sector. A second generation of reforms is now needed. They encompass: leadership, role allocation, capacity building and improving sector governance and stakehol...
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MARINA BAY SANDS GETS SINGAPORE’S FIRST 6-STAR LOOS

6 weeks ago
No bad smell, always stocked with toilet paper and hand soap, and environmentally sustainable – this is the mark of a six-star toilet. On Tuesday (April 24), three sets of “smart” restrooms – for both genders – in Marina Bay Sands’ (MBS) luxury mall were awarded Singapore’s first six-star accolade by the Restroom Association Singapore (RAS). The washrooms not only met “excellent service and cleanliness requirements”, said the association, but also adopted smart solutions to improve productivity and efficiency through the use of automated feedback and cleaning sy...
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UP VILLAGER SOLD HIS GOATS TO BUILD TOILET

6 weeks ago
Jabbar Shah, the villager from Uttar Pradesh who sold his flock of seven goats to build a toilet for his family, is a happy man many times over. Thanks to the attention that his action triggered, Jabbar was given administrative sanction for the toilet, added to the list of potential beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and shortlisted for a ration card. And, he’s got a new flock of seven goats. “I was ashamed and distressed that amidst the rising awareness against open defecation, the womenfolk in my household were still going behind the wheat fields to answer nature’s call,” Jabba...
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Delhi Starts Monitoring Pollen Pollution

8 weeks ago
  Delhi is constantly struggling with the threat of air pollution containing harmful gases and particulate matter. In addition, pollen grains of different plant species spread in the air during early winter and spring affecting people suffering from respiratory diseases. A digital pollen count monitor for public has been set up at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) at Delhi University. The monitor was inaugurated by Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda on the occasion of 69th Foundation Day of VPCI. Now pollen count would be displayed at the hospital and the institute website so that people who are predisposed to allergy caused by pollens can take preventive ...
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CIVILISATION’S CRADLE CLEAN

11 weeks ago
Egypt is not only considered as the cradle of human civilisation, it also has one of the earliest records of sanitation and sewage treatment systems. The ancient Egyptian civilisation sported a societal consciousness towards proper sanitation and hygiene along with its rich culture and traditions. Sanitation has immensely evolved throughout Egypt’s history. Here we have a look at the sanitation landscape of this land. Sanitation in Ancient Egypt Proper sanitation is an important factor in any city in order to address the prob...
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SELFIE WITH SUPERMAN

11 weeks ago
From cleaning the environment to sewers, drains, the streets and alleys cleaning personnel were so far looked down upon but not anymore. Satna Nagar Nigam has given them a special status by recognizing them as ‘Superman’. To accelerate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacchhata drive and to change the thinking of the people towards cleaning personnel, Municipal Corporation has launched a new scheme ‘Selfie With Superman’. According to this scheme, the elite class people have to take a selfie with the cleaning personnel and upload it to social media. The objective was that not only it will change peop...