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Friday, 20-October-2017

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Vizianagram to construct one lakh toilets

13 weeks ago
Despite being one of the most backwards districts, Vizianagram in Andhra Pradesh has made tremendous progress in regards to the Swachh Bharat Programme. 10,000 toilets were constructed in only 100 hours between March 10 and 14. This project involved village residents, local leaders, officials, and representatives of NGOs.As a part of this programme, over seventy one gram panchayats were declared open defecation-free villages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged this tremendous achievement in ODF in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ that aired on June 25. The district plans to construct 50,000 household toilets by August 15 and another 50,000 by October 2. N...
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All seven UT’s to achieve ODF goals by next year

13 weeks ago
All the Union Territories representing 16 Urban Local Bodies, including the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi will be Open Defecation Free (ODF) by next year. Governments have focused on this impact amid a two-day survey of advancements of new urban missions that finished up recently.  The state survey held recently was led by the Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, M.Venkaiah Naidu, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister of Puducherry, V.Narayanasamy, Urban Development Minister of Puducherry M.Krishna Rao and Urban Development Minister of Delhi, Satyendra Jai...
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ODF JUST A MONTH AWAY: MCD

14 weeks ago
The National Capital has to wait for yet another month as civic bodies are likely to declare that Open Defecation Free project is in a slow lane. As per norms set by Swachh Bharat Mission, any urban local body can declare it’s wards open defecation free (ODF) only if it succeeds in providing public conveniences to 75 per cent of its residential areas and Toilets should be provisioned within 500 metres of slum settlements. Slow work in slums of South and East Delhi has caused this delay.  Assuming that these norms would be fulfilled, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation in May made its preliminary resolution pu...
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1,100 TOWNS TO GO ODF BY OCTOBER 2ND

14 weeks ago
Around 1,100 towns and cities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Telangana are set to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2, the day the Centre launched the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in 2014. With Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Chandigarh having declared their 281 cities and towns as ODF, a total of 1,418 towns and cities would become open defecation free by this October. Chandigarh is the only Union territory to have become ODF.  These nine states and the UT account for 39 per cent of the total 4,041 cities under the campaign. The information was provid...
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SANITATION A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT: HIMACHAL HC

15 weeks ago
Himachal Pradesh High Court has recently held that right to sanitation has been now virtually accepted as constitutional right as fundamental rights like right to water, health, healthy environment, education, and right to dignity are directly related to right of sanitation. A Division Bench of Justices Sanjay Karol and Sandeep Sharma held that in view of ever expanding definition of right to life, citizen of the country are certainly entitled to civic amenities and medical aid, during the course of his / her travel, which he / she undertakes, by whatsoever mode of transport, on the State / National Highways. “...
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SALMAN KHAN REBUILT 3K TOILETS

15 weeks ago
“We are trying to get permissions to build toilets if they have space for these,” says Salman Khan. The Bollywood action hero has rebuilt more than 3,000 toilets in the Aarey colony, Mumbai. Last year, the actor was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) campaign; that aims to remove the problems of open defecation in the city.  Salman Khan had earlier donated five mobile toilets with six seats each to the BMC and had urged the colony people to stop defecating in the open. During his second visit to the colony, Khan promised to build more toilets and rep...
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THE LEAGUE OF EARLY ADOPTERS

16 weeks ago
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) States of India. The two joined the league of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala on June 24, which were the first three states to be declared ODF. Nationally, the sanitation coverage has increased from 42% to over 64% in just two and a half years since the launch of SBM. Uttarakhand has 13 districts, 95 blocks, 7256 gram panchayats and 15751 villages while Haryana has 21 districts, 124 blocks, and 6083 gram panchayats - all of which have declared themselves as ODF in formal dec...
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A TOILET FOR LADY LOVE

16 weeks ago
The Swachh Bharat Mission efforts are showing results now as awareness over health and sanitation is increasing even in rural areas. In a recent incident, a newly-wed wife refused to go to her husband’s house since there was no toilet there and women in the household had no choice other than open defecation. Sehjaj, a resident of Kesarpura under Lagetkheda gram panchayat in Rajsamand district, Rajasthan, had recently got married. As the family was making arrangements to take the bride to her new home, the girl refused for the ‘gauna’ claiming that she could not live with them unless they build a toilet.
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A PROFESSOR WHO BUILT 6000 TOILETS

17 weeks ago
A university professor from Gujarat, Dr Jyoti Lamba visited a village and discovered that there was not a single toilet available, she didn’t just go home and lament. Instead, she built 6,000 toilets in 34 villages during next 4 years, often at her own expense. She has faced backlash, criticism, skepticism, ridicule, not including other practical obstacles, yet this has not stopped her from achieving an incredible and very inspiring feat. Her story was picked up by ‘Humans of Amdavad’ and deserves the utmost recognition!  “Since last three decades, I am a professor at one of the ...
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SHE GOT 70 TOILETS BUILT IN A REMOTE VILLAGE

17 weeks ago
A post graduate from Faculty of Social Sciences, Delhi University and a UPSC aspirant, Ushma Goswami had always wanted to use her knowledge to help society. She had been studying the various social differences between the urban and the rural, castes, and the privileged and underprivileged sections. And now, she wanted to implement her knowledge to help erase these differences. So she decided to give one year of her life to do so before getting into what she calls a rat race of a UPSC rank or a job. In 2016, Ushma was selected for the SBI Youth for India Fellowship and chose to work in the area of governance. While Ushma w...
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SWITCH TO MISSION MODE, ODISHA TOLD

18 weeks ago
With Odisha having the highest number of people still defecating in the open, the Centre on Thursday asked the State to achieve the goal of becoming open defecation-free (ODF) by 2019. About 58 per cent of households in the State are without toilets. The State Government has the onerous task to complete construction of nearly 50 lakh toilets by October 2, 2019. Progress in construction of toilets in individual households under Swachh Bharat Mission of 10 States including Odisha was reviewed by Union Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha with Chief Secretaries of the States through video conference. Chief Secretary AP P...
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TWO VILLAGES NOW ‘GANGA GRAMS’

18 weeks ago
The Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar has commissioned two Ganga Grams in the presence of various faith leaders led by Swami Chidanand Saraswati, co-founder of GIWA (Global Interfaith WASH Alliance). Two villages in the bank of River Ganga, Veerpur Khurd in Dehradun and Mala in Pauri Garhwal, have been taken up by the Ministry to make them model Ganga villages, in collaboration with GIWA. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with state governments, has the mandate to make villages on the bank of River Ganga open Defecation free (ODF). Some 4270 villages of 4515...