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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

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KOLKATA STUDENT’S TRANSGENDER-FRIENDLY TOILETS

14 weeks ago
With the discussion and execution of ideas around all-gender restrooms gathering steam across the world, a college student from West Bengal has taken it forward with the installation of innovative toilet signages for the transgender community here. As many as four toilets next to Masterda Surya Sen Metro Station in south Kolkata now display ‘Tridhara’ stickers along with the symbol (interlocked male and female forms) for the community. The idea was conceptualised by 21-year-old Sobhan Mukherjee. “I was writing about the community and attended various programmes. I realised they felt discrim...
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HACKATHON FOR A SWACHH ASSAM

15 weeks ago
The Government of Assam is conducting Swachhathon 1.0, a Swachha Bharat Hackathon as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) to supplement Government of India’s vision to make India Open Defecation Free by 2019.  The implementation of this programme is being monitored by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India at the National level and done by the Public Health Engineering Department, Assam in the State. The Curtain Raiser of Swachhathon 1.0 was organized by Mission Directorate Swachh Bharat Gramin (Assam). The event held at Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara was or...
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SWACHH KARNATAKA IS HER MISSION

15 weeks ago
She is young, a post graduate in social work and had landed a plum job. Like all youngsters of her age, she too had a dream. But her dream is of a different kind. She had a good job after completing her post-graduation in social work. She could have later joined an MNC and climbed the ladder to become a corporate executive.  Bhavya Rani, hailing from Ananthady village near Vittal in Bantwaltaluk of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, was working in Bengaluru for a little more than a year but, one fine day the course life changed and she embarked on a new journey. In 2010, she visited Haralakere, a s...
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UTTAR PRADESH ODF BY 2018

16 weeks ago
All 4,480 villages on the bank of River Ganga in 52 districts and 5 states (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand& West Bengal) were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under Namami Gange initiative at the Ganga Gram Sammelan held last week at Naini, Allahabad by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation.  Later, Uma Bharati, Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation and Tomar launched the model Ganga Gram initiative under which 24 Namami Gange villages have been identified in the 1st phase (Uttarakhand – 3, Uttar Prad...
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‘BETTER TO MAKE TOILETS THAN MOSQUES & TEMPLES’

16 weeks ago
Be it Akshay Kumar-starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha or his own directorial Mere Pyaare Prime Minister, films delving into the need to eradicate  open defecation are “timely”, says filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who feels the nation needs to build more toilets than mosques and temples. “I really don’t know what these films will do, but they are very timely,” said Mehra. He has a point. According to Unicef India, the country has the largest number of people -- over 564 million -- still defecating in the open. Also, about 65 per cent of people in rural areas in India do not have acc...
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SWACHH BHARAT LAUNCHES SWACHH SURVEKSHAN GRAMIN 2017

17 weeks ago
As the Swachh Bharat Mission approaches the third anniversary of its launch by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation last week launched a third party verification survey report to take stock of the progress already made by the Mission in rural India. The Quality Council of India (QCI) has conducted a transparent third-party assessment of the present status of rural sanitation in all States and UTs, called Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017. Under the Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017, QCI surveyed 1.4 lakh rural households across 4626 villages, and found the overall toilet coverage to be ...
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ONLY TREATED SEWAGE TO FLOW INTO WATER BODIES

17 weeks ago
One of the biggest problems confronted by almost all the civic bodies is the mixing of sewage water into the water bodies like lakes and rivers passing through the cities. Many governments are grappling with this problem and the industrial pollution which affects life , both human life as well as the marine life.  There are any number of court judgemtns directing the civic authorities to wield the stick and punish the guilty. But most of the time the offenders get away as they are highly connected or beling to political parties. There was recently a case of a woman Member of Parliament in Mangalore in Karnatak...
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DR PATHAK INAUGURATES SULABH TOILETS

17 weeks ago
It is often seen that people forget their promises, but Sulabh has fulfilled its promise. For this, the entire college family expresses its thanks to Dr Pathak and Sulabh. These are the words of Gargi College’s Principal, Promila Kumar, at the inaugural function of the Sulabh toilets. In the college campus, the newly constructed Sulabh toilet complex was inaugurated by Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement. Dr Pathak also planted trees on this occasion. Prior to this, the Principal of the college, Promila Kumar, welcomed Dr Pathak by presenting him flower bouquets and shawls. Address...
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‘INDIAN AFFAIRS SOCIAL REFORMER OF THE YEAR’

17 weeks ago
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, was felicitated with the Indian Affairs Social Reformer of the Year 2017 Award which was handed over by Raj Purohit, MLA Colaba Mumbai in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai. The award was instituted by Network 7 Media Group which is part of the annual event, India Leadership Conclave and Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards, the 8th edition of which was organised by the media house.   
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CENTRE, SDMC LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR PROPER USE OF PUBLIC TOILETS

19 weeks ago
Seeking to instill greater civic sense among people towards proper use of public toilets, the urban development ministry and the SDMC today joined hands to launch a sanitation campaign. The launch took place at GyanBharati Public School at Saket in south Delhi and was attended by cricketer Suresh Raina, one of the brand ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Mission, besides, Secretary, Urban Development Ministry D S Mishra, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, and area Mayor KamaljeetSehrawat, among others. The ‘Swachh Shauchalaya Campaign’ seeks to change citizens’ behaviour towards proper use of public toilets, generate a sense of responsibility and ownership in ensuring that p...
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Ten Sulabh Toilets Inaugurated

19 weeks ago
Varanasi Mayor Ram Gopal Mohle inaugurated 10 newly built public toilets in Nadesar slum last week. These toilets constructed by Sulabh International are situated at Kamachha Temple, Maldahia garbage dump, Central Hindu Boys School, Sunderpur Primary School, Nati Imli Dhoopchandi, Aurangabad Sonia, Sunderpur Natbasti, Raja Bazar Nadesar, Nagar Nigam Office premises.  Speaking on the occasion Mohle said, “these toilets have been constructed with inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Construction of more such toilets is underway and the targets already are likely to be met shortly. He also appealed to people and officials of Japan International Cooperation Age...
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TRIGGERING SENTIMENTS TO CONSTRUCT TOILETS

20 weeks ago
After asking people ‘directly’ to have toilets constructed and used did not create the desired impact, the state government has initiated this ‘explicit’ approach through which people are shown pitfalls of defecating in the open. It is a way of ‘triggering’ the public emotions during village meetings to encourage people to use toilets. Surveys and meetings are conducted through master trainers trained by the panchayati raj department in all districts, under the Community-Led Total Sanitation Programme (CLTS). This is where villagers are made to realize that toilet is relevant. This is done by asking simple questions like “how much doe...