sulabh swatchh bharat

Sunday, 19-August-2018

SOCCER : WINNERS-TAKE-ALL-THE-GARBAGE

SOCCER : WINNERS TAKE ALL THE GARBAGE

66 weeks ago
Their team did not just sweep out football major Shillong Lajong to win this year’s I-League tourney, the fans just swept the hearts out of Shillongites by mopping clean the 23,000 packed stadium of all the litter after the match. No wonder then that Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel tweeted about this saying, “After I-League win, Aizawl FC fans clean up Shillong stadium, win hearts.  Real Swachh Bharat example, learnings for all.” Unsightly stadiums littered with heaps of plastic, food bits and sports memorabilia are generally considered to be a normal fallout o...
MP-DISTRICT-BECOMES-OPEN-DEFECATION-FREE

MP DISTRICT BECOMES OPEN DEFECATION FREE

67 weeks ago
“On the eve of Narsinghpur becoming open-defecation free, Chief Executive Officer Pratibha Pal continued her rounds of district that often include surprise monitoring visits to villages.” There was much fanfare in south eastern Madhya Pradesh when this district became the first in the state to be declared open-defecation free. As the spotlight shone on the district, 280 kilometres from the capital Bhopal, its Chief Executive Officer Pratibha Pal was reluctant to be in the limelight. “Please remember that this is the result of the dedication and effort of our entire district team, under the leadership of ...
A-LITTLE-GIRL-SHOWS-THE-WAY

A LITTLE GIRL SHOWS THE WAY

68 weeks ago
Children of her age would scrimp and save their pocket money to buy storybooks, videogames or even a smart phone. But, 11-year-old Mondrita Chatterjee waits for her piggybank to swell so that she can build toilets for the poor and the needy, especially underprivileged children. The Class VII student of Hill Top School, Jamshedpur, who had earned a pat from none other than the Chief Minister Raghubar Das for donating her savings for construction of toilets in a fringe village last year, has done it again. This time, her piggybank cash of Rs 19,000 has gifted two toilets to Tatanagar Satyayatan Mandir, an ashram-cum-activit...
SWACCHAGRAHA-APP,OPEN-DEFECATION-MAP

SWACCHAGRAHA APP, OPEN DEFECATION MAP

68 weeks ago
In a unique move, the Ghaziabad district administration has launched a mobile app to help officials locate areas where people defecate in the open. Volunteers and monitoring committees will now be able to send complaints and Google map locations of open defecation. According to officials, the ‘Swachhagrah’ app is available on the Google Playstore but its use will be restricted to volunteers and monitoring committee members registered with the district open defecation free (ODF) control room. The officials aim to provide a total of 12,969 ...
INCREASED-BUDGET-AND-YET-INSUFFICIENT

INCREASED BUDGET AND YET INSUFFICIENT

68 weeks ago
Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year and is a major factor in several neglected ...
APEX-COURT: CLEAN-AIR-IS-A-MUST

APEX COURT: CLEAN AIR IS A MUST

69 weeks ago
The Supreme Court has said the time has come for all to realise that a collective effort is needed to clear up the polluted air and the automobile industry has a huge role to play in this. Asking the industry to wake up to their responsibility, the apex court said that “It is time to realize that a collective effort is needed to clear the air”. The court said this in its reasoning for banning the sale of BS-III emission norm vehicles from April 1, this year. Referring to the automobile manufacturers arguments that they were permitted to manufa...
LOCALS-STRIVE-HARD-TO-REDEEM-A-RIVER-IN-MUMBAI

LOCALS STRIVE HARD TO REDEEM A RIVER IN MUMBAI

69 weeks ago
The savoury effects of a people’s initiative to clean the waters of Mumbai’s river, Poisar, are now becoming visible. Meandering its way from the hills of Sanjay Gandhi National Park to Dahisar and Borivali before becoming one with the Arabian Sea, the river was once so clean as to be the source of drinking water to numerous villages and suburbs that nestled along its banks. The water used to be clean and people living around used to immerse the images of Lord Ganapati into it instead of the sea at the end of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. ...
NASHIK-TO-CURB-GODAVARI-POLLUTION

NASHIK TO CURB GODAVARI POLLUTION

70 weeks ago
The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has set up a special cell to check the rising pollution levels of the Godavari river. NMC commissioner Abhishek Krishna took a round on the banks of the river and urged people not to dump waste in it. This cell will be headed by Rohidas Dorkulkar, a deputy commissioner-level official. “We will adopt a two-pronged strategy to curb Godavari river pollution. To start with, we will be creating awareness among the people by asking them to keep all the river ghats and the sacred Ramkunda clean,” said Dorku...
I-T DEPT’S-CONTRIBUTION-TO-CLEAN-INDIA

I-T DEPT’S CONTRIBUTION TO CLEAN INDIA

70 weeks ago
The officers and staff of the Income Tax (I-T) Department have contributed one day’s salary towards ‘Clean India mission’. The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association, Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association and Income Tax Employees Federation have together made a contribution of Rs 52,75,183. A delegation representing these associations handed over the cheque to Minister of State for Finance, Santosh Gangwar.
WOMEN, KIDS-TO-USE-HOTEL-TOILETS-FREE

WOMEN, KIDS TO USE HOTEL TOILETS FREE

71 weeks ago
Women and children of Delhi can now access the toilet facilities at hotels and restaurants in South Delhi for free. The area civic body and a few hotelier associations in South Delhi have agreed upon terms to let the women and children use hotel and restaurant toilets. Some hotel and restaurant-owners’ bodies met the senior South Delhi Municipal Corporation officials, and both sides agreed in-principle to allow women and children to use toilets at their premises. The municipal body...
RAMPARTS-OF-SWACHHTA

RAMPARTS OF SWACHHTA

71 weeks ago
The ambitious target of Swachh Bharat Mission has its own set of challenges. One of the major challenges is to make India open defecation free. Apparently, the instances from distant rural corners of the country shows that the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will certainly be fulfilled. The Sulabh champion Dr Bindeshwar Pathak’s dream is similar to his dreams of Clean India. In 2019 on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak wishes to offer him a unique tribute: an Open Defecation Free India. This dream is indispensable to be achieved for our health and well-being.
NO-TOILET, NO-NIKAH!

NO TOILET, NO NIKAH!

72 weeks ago
In sync with the countrywide sanitation campaign the maulvis and muftis in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have decided not to solemnise marriage in a house where there is no toilet. Maulana Mahmood A Madani, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said having a toilet has been made a mandatory condition for Muslim marriages in the three states and will soon be applied in all other states in the country. “Maulvis and muftis in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana have de...