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Tuesday, 22-August-2017

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CLEAN-UP MARSHALS IN MUMBAI CITY

12 weeks ago
The role of clean-up marshals is rising in an attempt to keep Mumbai clean. The corporation had appointed these marshals a long time ago while increasing their role in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Their job is to monitor the cleanliness and punish those who are involved in throwing rubbish in public places. With their active participation of the last 10 months, these marshals have collected fines worth about eight million rupees from five lakh people. Most of these offenders are those who do not refrain from spitting and urinating in public places. There are also people who bring their dogs for strolls on the streets and these dogs us...
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THE ‘CLOTHING’ OF ECO-FRIENDLY TOURISM

12 weeks ago
A voyage in a traditional canoe or a houseboat through the picturesque Vembanad Lake is enough to see why the south Indian state of Kerala is called “God’s own country’.  A tiny island surrounded by the Vembanad backwater, Kakkathuruthu got listed in the National Geographic’s “Around the World in 24 Hours”   a photographic tour of the most beautiful places in the world. Thanks to this distinction, the island and the backwaters started receiving both national and international tourists in hordes.  The thriving tourism brings in business opportunity   hoteliers, h...
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Urinal made from water can

14 weeks ago
 ssb bureau A persistent stench was present in the classrooms of Panchayat Union Middle School in Kurumbapatty every day. This was due to the lack of proper facilities in the school, as a result of which the walls were being used as urinals. The school, located in the Thirucharapalli district of Tamil Nadu, saw many students falling sick and taking leave. Realising that this stench was the primary reason for so many students falling sick, five students from the school decided to take matters into their own hands and turn things around. A non-profit organisation, Design for Change, has devised a simple four-step formula, Feel-Imagine-Do-Share. This formula inspired these ...
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Swachhata tutor nasihur rahman

14 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ has found a prized supporter in the principal of a girls’ madrasa in Assam’s Darrang district, whose zeal to convince people about proper sanitation and hygiene earned him the sobriquet ‘Swachhata Maulana’. Mufti Nasihur Rahman, Principal of Al Jamiatul Islamia Mangaldai Banat Madrasa in Mangaldai, has taken an initiative to convey the importance of sanitation and hygiene in public places to ensure a disease-free society. “For the last three years, I have been regularly visiting the villages around Mangaldai to impart the importance of cleanliness among people but we...
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83% INDIAN FIND SWACHH BHARAT MISSION IS A SUCCESS

15 weeks ago
In October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission - which means Clean India mission - with the usual fanfare. There were photographs of the prime minister holding a broom - and other ministers lurking in the background - and cleaning streets in a symbolic gesture. This year, Prime Minister Modi’s home constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, jumped from 418th ranking in 2014 to 32, according to a government-sponsored cleanliness survey. Incidentally, Varanasi is the only city from UP to figure in the top 100 cleanest cities followed by Aligarh at a distant 145th rank and Jhansi at 166th ...
SOCCER : WINNERS-TAKE-ALL-THE-GARBAGE

SOCCER : WINNERS TAKE ALL THE GARBAGE

15 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...
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MP DISTRICT BECOMES OPEN DEFECATION FREE

16 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 ...
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A LITTLE GIRL SHOWS THE WAY

16 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...
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SWACCHAGRAHA APP, OPEN DEFECATION MAP

17 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 ...
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INCREASED BUDGET AND YET INSUFFICIENT

17 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

18 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...
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LOCALS STRIVE HARD TO REDEEM A RIVER IN MUMBAI

18 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. ...