sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 15-August-2018

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BENGALURU TEENAGER RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT MENSTRUAL HYGIENE FOR GIRLS IN ORPHANAGE

20 weeks ago
A class 10 student, Sanjana Dixit, has been going from class to class to raise funds for a workshop and a one–year supply of sanitary napkins for girls of an orphanage here. Lakshmi has been using a cloth to manage her menstruation ever since she can remember. After use, she would wash and dry it in the shade, away from prying eyes. A month ago, however, she learnt that not drying it properly in the sun was unhygienic. “I come from Kolar, where we don’t know about these matters. Next month, I’ll be switching to pads, something I’ve been reluctant to do,” she says. The change has ...
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SANITATION IN THE DRC

21 weeks ago
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country characterised by both challenges and tremendous potential. It is the second largest country in Africa. It borders nine countries and has developed significantly since the 1990s. The rate of access to improved sanitation has improved by 14 per cent since 1990, coverage remains slightly above average, estimated at 23 per cent. The DRC is endowed with abundant water resources and has Africa’s largest internal renewable water supply. Since proper sanitation and waste disposal are paramount for optimal health, it becomes imperative to analyse how sanitation functions especial...
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SANITATION IN AFRICA’S ‘GIANT’

22 weeks ago
Sanitation is essential to the health, wealth and well-being of any country. Nigeria has a huge population and extremely rapid rural–urban migration. Economic development and urban planning have somewhat kept pace with the sheer volumes of people arriving – and being born – every day in its towns and cities. While Nigeria has come a long way in terms of developing its economy, in terms of sanitation, there’s still a lot to do. The need for sanitation solutions in Nigeria has inspired some rather creative ways the country is dealing with sanitation. From community-led sanitation programs to dignified mobil...
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SWACHHTA STATUS IN 2018

22 weeks ago
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, organized a Women’s Convention – called Swachh Shakti 2018 – , on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 at Lucknow. 8000 women sarpanches, 3000 women Swachhagrahis, 2000 mahila samakhyas from Uttar Pradesh and women sarpanches from across the country were invited to recognize their outstanding contribution towards making Swachh Bharat a reality in rural India. The Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, along with other Ministers and dignitaries most of them w...
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WOMEN RALLY IN AGRA TO DEMAND SAVING OF YAMUNA

23 weeks ago
Agra:   River Connect' campaign organised the event here on the International Women's Day to draw attention to the deplorable condition of a "dying Yamuna". Former Mayors Baby Rani and Anjula Singh Mahaur, several corporators, leaders from various political parties, animal rights activists, environmentalists and social activists joined in the Women's Day celebrations at the river bank, and urged the state government to...
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NOIDA INSTITUTE INSTALLS GENDER-NEUTRAL TOILETS

23 weeks ago
Noida:  Indian School of Development Management here installed the toilets, which are also know as all-gender-inclusive toilets. I am confident that initiatives like gender-neutral toilets in the campus will inspire students and faculty to respect gender equality in its true manner," Gaurav Shah, Founder and Director, ISDM said in a statement. According to Shah, these toilets aim to benefit transgenders and people outside the gender binary, and are also apt for specially abled and the elderly. It is also beneficial for children who need their parents' assista...
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SPOTLESS TOILETS IN THE CITY-STATE

24 weeks ago
Over the years the city of Singapore has been described by many as one of the cleanest on Earth with roads and toilets being “clean enough to eat off“, which is perhaps to be expected from a city where it’s illegal not to flush a public toilet. Singapore’s metamorphosis from a developing country with poor sanitation to one of the world’s cleanest countries in this time is a model we can all adopt for better environmental quality and public health. The reason why toilets in Singapore are so insanely clean and sanitation is immaculate is because of the work of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s fi...
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Greening of India up

25 weeks ago
  India has recorded 0.96 per cent increase in forest cover between 2015 and 2017, with northeastern states continuing to be the most densely forested. Mizoram is having the maximum land under green cover, says a government report. However, the state, with 86.27 per cent of its geographical area under forest cover, has also lost the maximum forest cover among all states (531 sq km) to developmental activities and shifting cultivation.  According to the India State Forest Report-2017, released by the Environment Ministry, India has added 6,778 sq km of forest area -- an increase of 0.96 per cent -- between 2015 and 2017 despite population and livestock ...
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Water Supply And Sanitation

25 weeks ago
Sanitation Access Average connection rates to sanitation systems between 80%–90% are reported for Northern, Southern and Central Europe. Eastern Europe still copes with much lower rates of 40%–65% of the population connected to primary wastewater treatment at least. Europe, in general, is improving: Over the last decade, more households accessed public treatment plants or even upgraded their treatment system. Quality of Sanitation Service In Europe As access is dependent on each member state so is service quality. It ranges from very good service quality in Northern and Southern States of the European Union for example in Spain or Germany to insuffic...
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THE HISTORY

26 weeks ago
The earliest known toilets in Japan date back about 1,300 years. Excavations have uncovered pits that were used as toilets, as well as more advanced toilets consisting of a ditch carrying water through part of the house to convey the waste outdoors. Since ancient times, there also existed toilets built over running streams. These types can be considered a primitive form of flush toilets. Pit toilets came into widespread use over the following centuries. In the thirteenth century the Japanese, who were largely a farming people, began to use the waste taken out of these toilets as fertilizer. The remains of 50 toilets were found in Fujiwarakyo (...
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FROM ANGELS TO DEMONS OF SANITATION IN JAPAN

26 weeks ago
The Traditions Hail The Toilet God! You know how Japan’s washrooms got to be so clean and full of advanced technology? Maybe because they’re being watched over by a toilet god. According to the myth, Kawaya-no-kami, the Japanese toilet god, was, appropriately enough, born from the excrement of Izanami, the Japanese goddess of the Earth and darkness. In a time long before Washlets, the contents from outhouses were used as fertilizer, so Kawaya-no-kami was said to both provide a good harvest and al...
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STATES PLEDGE TO ENSURE ODF INDIA IN 2019

27 weeks ago
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a two-day National Consultation on Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) from January 19-20, 2018 in Gurugram, Haryana. The Consultation was attended by the senior most officers from States and Swachh Bharat Mission Directors from across the country. The participants focused on a variety of issues related to SBM(G), including progress so far, way forward, with a particular focus on IEC (Information Education Communication) efforts underway in the States. With the SBM entering its pre-final year of implementation, the States shared their plans on achieving an Open Defecation...