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Tuesday, 20-February-2018

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NARENDRA MODI: MODERN SANITATION VISIONARY

13 weeks ago
Excerpt from Mann Ki Baat Radio Talk: “My dear countrymen, I call upon you to begin a campaign, Swachchata Hi Sewa, Cleanliness is Service, at least fifteen-twenty days prior to Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October – on the lines of the age-old belief, Jal seva hi prabhu seva, Service to Water is Service to God. Let’s create an environment of cleanliness in the entire country. Whenever and wherever possible, let’s look for the opportunity. But we must all come together. We could look at this as preparations for Diwali, preparations for Na...
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FAITH, SANITATION AND TOILETS

13 weeks ago
Toilets have not only been an integral part of our collective development as a society, they have also been closely tied to traditions, religions, and belief systems.  Ancient Greek Toilets  The ancient Greek culture saw a resurgence after the Greek Dark Ages where the island of Delos became a holy site in the ancient Greek culture. The famous lion statues on the Terrace of the Lions were dedicated to Apollo, the Greek deity of the Sun. Sanitation systems saw tremendous development during this time period. The island of Delos...
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INTENSIFYING SECTORAL PROGRAMMES FOR BETTER SANITATION

15 weeks ago
For a better urban water and sanitation system in the country, the government needs to improve the regulatory mechanism and intensify implementation of sectoral programmes, TERI University said. The University, involved in environmental research, has also urged the government to enhance capacities of Urban Local Bodies, improve data management and foster an enabling environment for finance. The recommendations are part of a comprehensive report, jointly released by TERI University, US Agency for International Development and Coca-Cola India, which calls for more detailed data to “help city managers make cities ...
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SISTER NIVEDITA HELPED SPREAD CLEANLINESS

15 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Sister Nivedita an “extraordinary person” who spread the message of the importance of cleanliness and service to mankind. The Prime Minister urged countrymen to give Sister Nivedia, whose 150th birth anniversary fell on Saturday, an appropriate tribute by taking lessons from her life.  “My dear countrymen, our holy land has given great souls who selflessly served humanity. Sister Nivedita, whom we also know as Bhagini Nivedita, was one such extraordinary person. Through her work, she spread the message of the importance of cleanliness and service to mankind...
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IT’S NOT TOILET, ITS ‘IZZAT GHAR’

16 weeks ago
Following the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Varanasi, the Centre issued a letter of recommendation stating that all public/community toilets in the city will be named ‘Izzat Ghar’ After visiting Varanasi, the PM said: “I was happy when I was told that newly constructed toilets in UP have ‘izzat Ghar’ written on them and not ‘shauchalay’ ”. Since the word ‘Shauchalay’ means toilet in Hindi and is quite commonly used, the PM believes the new nomenclature would motivate people to respect the ideals of cleanliness and sanitation more.  Prime Mini...
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‘NIRMAL GANGA’ A REALITY FOR VARANASI SOON: GOVERNMENT

16 weeks ago
With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a ‘Nirmal Ganga’ (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said. Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently generates an estimated 300 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage, which is expected to increase to 390 MLD by 2030.  The three existing sewage treatment plants at Dinapur, Bhagwanpur and DLW treat only 102 MLD of sewage. The remaining flow directly into the Ganga through Varuna and Assi rivers.  “To bridge thi...
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‘LOTTA BANDI’ CAMPAIGN CLAIMS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

17 weeks ago
The Maharashtra government claims that the state has achieved 88 per cent success in stopping open defecation. This was possible because the government did not allow any shortage of funds in the making of toilets.  People who used to go out in the open for defecation were made aware first and then the strict rules were applied. Although in some areas still people are not able to leave the habit of going out for the toilet but hopefully they will be able to overcome this habit in the next few months. On the success of controlling defecation in the open, the central government has announced Maharashtra on the to...
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EMPHASIS ON E-TOILET IN NAVI MUMBAI

17 weeks ago
CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation) has taken a good initiative towards National Hygiene Campaign. They are making e-toilets in every nook and corner of the city, keeping in mind about the cleanliness of the city and needs of citizens.  People shopping in the markets throughout the day or doing business on the footpaths used to urinate anywhere because of the absence of toilets. It became difficult to walk because of the grime. This also bred diseases.  Seeing this condition CIDCO took initiative in its own way and decided to clean the markets. Wherever e-toilet is being created, th...
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AKSHAY SALUTES ‘CLEANING SOLDIERS’

18 weeks 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

18 weeks 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

19 weeks 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

19 weeks 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...