sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 17-November-2018

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LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT MODEL

26 weeks ago
Zimbabwe’s experience of water and sanitation sector development is that of a model of African sector development, collapsing within a decade. This reflects the vulnerability of service development built on state subsidies sector and donor finance, without sufficient focus on sustainability.  Encouragingly, a relatively swift recovery may well be possible, given a favourable political environment, a large injection of finance, and prioritization of the sector. A second generation of reforms is now needed. They encompass: leadership, role allocation, capacity building and improving sector governance and stakehol...
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MARINA BAY SANDS GETS SINGAPORE’S FIRST 6-STAR LOOS

27 weeks ago
No bad smell, always stocked with toilet paper and hand soap, and environmentally sustainable – this is the mark of a six-star toilet. On Tuesday (April 24), three sets of “smart” restrooms – for both genders – in Marina Bay Sands’ (MBS) luxury mall were awarded Singapore’s first six-star accolade by the Restroom Association Singapore (RAS). The washrooms not only met “excellent service and cleanliness requirements”, said the association, but also adopted smart solutions to improve productivity and efficiency through the use of automated feedback and cleaning sy...
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UP VILLAGER SOLD HIS GOATS TO BUILD TOILET

27 weeks ago
Jabbar Shah, the villager from Uttar Pradesh who sold his flock of seven goats to build a toilet for his family, is a happy man many times over. Thanks to the attention that his action triggered, Jabbar was given administrative sanction for the toilet, added to the list of potential beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and shortlisted for a ration card. And, he’s got a new flock of seven goats. “I was ashamed and distressed that amidst the rising awareness against open defecation, the womenfolk in my household were still going behind the wheat fields to answer nature’s call,” Jabba...
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Delhi Starts Monitoring Pollen Pollution

30 weeks ago
  Delhi is constantly struggling with the threat of air pollution containing harmful gases and particulate matter. In addition, pollen grains of different plant species spread in the air during early winter and spring affecting people suffering from respiratory diseases. A digital pollen count monitor for public has been set up at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) at Delhi University. The monitor was inaugurated by Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda on the occasion of 69th Foundation Day of VPCI. Now pollen count would be displayed at the hospital and the institute website so that people who are predisposed to allergy caused by pollens can take preventive ...
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CIVILISATION’S CRADLE CLEAN

32 weeks ago
Egypt is not only considered as the cradle of human civilisation, it also has one of the earliest records of sanitation and sewage treatment systems. The ancient Egyptian civilisation sported a societal consciousness towards proper sanitation and hygiene along with its rich culture and traditions. Sanitation has immensely evolved throughout Egypt’s history. Here we have a look at the sanitation landscape of this land. Sanitation in Ancient Egypt Proper sanitation is an important factor in any city in order to address the prob...
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SELFIE WITH SUPERMAN

32 weeks ago
From cleaning the environment to sewers, drains, the streets and alleys cleaning personnel were so far looked down upon but not anymore. Satna Nagar Nigam has given them a special status by recognizing them as ‘Superman’. To accelerate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacchhata drive and to change the thinking of the people towards cleaning personnel, Municipal Corporation has launched a new scheme ‘Selfie With Superman’. According to this scheme, the elite class people have to take a selfie with the cleaning personnel and upload it to social media. The objective was that not only it will change peop...
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NO TOILET! NO MARRIAGE!

33 weeks ago
The Uttar Pradesh government’s various awareness programmes to push construction of toilets in rural areas are now paying a rich dividend in the state. Many cases of girls refusing to get married if their husbands’ houses had no toilets have been reported from different parts of the state. A few village panchayats in western UP have vowed not to marry off their daughters in houses withno toilet facility. The latest case was reported from Veerpur village in Ghazipur district where a 21-year-old divyang (physically challenged) girl Rajkumari refused to get married when she got to know that her in-law’s hou...
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BENGALURU TEENAGER RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT MENSTRUAL HYGIENE FOR GIRLS IN ORPHANAGE

33 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

34 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’

35 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

35 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

36 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...