sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 18-October-2017

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AKSHAY SALUTES ‘CLEANING SOLDIERS’

a day ago
Actor Akshay Kumar has acknowledged the hard work of the sweepers, garbage and sewer cleaners among many others and has called them the country’s “cleaning soldiers”. Akshay last week shared a minute-long video on Twitter.  “Salute to these dedicated yet unequipped soldiers,” a line in the video read.  The “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” actor captioned the video: “A job well done which we usually forget to acknowledge… serving the country in their own way, my salute to these ‘Cleaning Soldiers Of India’.” Akshay will next be s...
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DANES TO HELP SMARTEN CITIES

a day ago
Danish waste water treatment company Aarhus Vand A/S is looking at India’s Smart Cities project to lend its expertise in setting up integrated sewage treatment plants with a focus on generating power, company officials said. To start with the company is looking at Udaipur in Rajasthan to provide its domain expertise, officials told visiting international journalists at its Marselisborg sewage treatment plant in Aarhus, around 300 km from here. “Owned by Aarhus municipality, the company while treating waste water generates power from bio-gas, fertiliser, and enable district heating system. The company al...
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WON’T STOP TALKING ABOUT TOILETS: ALPHONS

a week ago
Even after coming under heavy criticism over his ‘toilet’ remarks soon after he became a Union Minister, KJ Alphons said he will continue to speak of toilets.  “No amount of ridicule will prevent me from speaking about the need for building toilets as 67 per cent of the country’s population does not have a toilet. The dream of my Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) is to see that people have food, house and a toilet and this is our dream and a big issue for us. I don’t mind being ridiculed on this,” said Alphons. Alphons, a former bureaucrat and a Left-supported legislator (2006-...
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CLEAN INDIA BY 2019

a week ago
Stating that the number of Indians defecating in the open has come down from 60 crores in 2014 to 30 crore in 2017, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said the government is committed to achieving “Clean India” by October 2, 2019. “Mahatma Gandhi accorded the highest priority to sanitation and cleanliness and had said ‘sanitation is more important than political freedom’. Every Indian should become part of this movement so that Clean India is achieved by October 2, 2019 -- the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi,” Naidu said. “Over 5 crore toilets have been constructed in rural...
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SANITATION KALEIDOSCOPE

2 weeks ago
A group of 30 young Bangaloreans, inspired by Modi’s Swachh Bharat slogan, have come together to build a better world to live in for some of the villages in the state. They spend their weekends planning and building toilets in remote villages, some of which are inside interior forests. They have named their mission  ‘Kaleido’. It was actually started as a student initiative in 2011, “after a game of football”, say co-founders Shashikanth Subramanya and Kumar Murthy.   “A few of us used to teach children of Belaku Shishu Nivasa (an orphanage started by the late Mohan Das...
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PM DIGS TWO-PIT TOILET IN VARANASI

2 weeks ago
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, offering a shramdan also contributed in constructing a two-pit pour-flush toilet, developed by Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement Founder, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Varanasi’s Shahanshapur village  The PM laid the foundation stone of a two-pit toilet outside the house of a labourer, Arvind from Musnar in Shahanshapur village. When Arvind told government officials he goes out for defecation, one of the men promised him that on September 23, the PM would come there himself and dig with a spade. And the PM followed up on this promise.   ...
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PRESIDENT KICK-STARTS ‘SWACCHTA HI SEVA’ DRIVE

3 weeks ago
President Ram Nath Kovind recently kick-started the “Swacchta Hi Seva” campaign from Ishwariganj village of Kanpur -- his home district -- and administered the oath of cleanliness to the large gathering. The President also honoured those who helped make Ishwariganj an open defecation-free (ODF) village. “Construction of toilets is more important than temples,” he said, adding that the cleanliness mission had brought about a new awakening among the people. “Today, our country is fighting a decisive battle against uncleanliness. We have two years to achieve the targets of Swachh B...
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TOURISM MINISTRY SPREADS ‘SWACHHTA’ MESSAGE BETTER

3 weeks ago
The Tourism Ministry recently organised “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign at the India Gate with its Minister K.J. Alphons taking part in a cleaning drive. To spread the message of ‘swachhta’ among common people, student teams from Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa and IIMT, Noida, performed street plays themed around importance of sanitation and keeping monuments clean. “The plays were very good. They sent a very simple and good message on cleanliness,” Alphons told IANS after watching the plays. “We have such an amazing civilisation . I wonder why would anyone dirty it... So ...
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BIG B POSES FOR SWACHH BHARAT

5 weeks ago
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is working on videos for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing festival. Amitabh wrote on his blog: “Drafting and working on video bytes for Swachh Bharat and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing Festival of India, cementing further the bonds of friendship that have existed for the past 70 years.” The 74-year-old “Piku” star added: “And inviting articles to be written on the Swachch Bharat campaign or a short two-three minutes film of the issues of cleanli...
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OUTFIT TAKES A VERY NOVEL STEP ON SWACHHATA

5 weeks ago
CISF Units located across the Country are actively contributing in Swacch Bharat Mission of the Government of India under the inspirational leadership of Shri O.P. Singh IPS DG/CISF. The units have done remarkable works in this regard in the month of August.  The in-house Nukkad Natak team of CISF has been assigned the responsibility of spreading the Swacch Bharat Mission through its special performance sessions in schools across the Delhi-NCR. This extensive awareness campaign has made the school children, teachers, staff and principals realize the respective roles  and contribute for the success of the mission...
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CEO PICKS UP THE SHOVEL FOR THE SAKE OF TOILETS

6 weeks ago
Here is an official who knows how to get things done. S Aswathi is the Chief Executive officer of Zilla Panchayat in Channagiri taluk of Davangere district. This young officer is putting her heart and soul promoting the Swachh Bharat campaign and making the entire Davangere ‘open defecation free’ by the end of this year.  “As part of the Swachh Bharat campaign, we are planning to make Davangere Open Defecation Free by this year. By October 2, the target is to complete two taluks and another two taluks in the next two months. Hence, we keep visiting at least 10-15 villages per day. We are targeting v...
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KOLKATA STUDENT’S TRANSGENDER-FRIENDLY TOILETS

6 weeks ago
With the discussion and execution of ideas around all-gender restrooms gathering steam across the world, a college student from West Bengal has taken it forward with the installation of innovative toilet signages for the transgender community here. As many as four toilets next to Masterda Surya Sen Metro Station in south Kolkata now display ‘Tridhara’ stickers along with the symbol (interlocked male and female forms) for the community. The idea was conceptualised by 21-year-old Sobhan Mukherjee. “I was writing about the community and attended various programmes. I realised they felt discrim...