sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 24-February-2018

sanitation-kaleidoscope

SANITATION KALEIDOSCOPE

20 weeks ago
A group of 30 young Bangaloreans, inspired by Modi’s Swachh Bharat slogan, have come together to build a better world to live in for some of the villages in the state. They spend their weekends planning and building toilets in remote villages, some of which are inside interior forests. They have named their mission  ‘Kaleido’. It was actually started as a student initiative in 2011, “after a game of football”, say co-founders Shashikanth Subramanya and Kumar Murthy.   “A few of us used to teach children of Belaku Shishu Nivasa (an orphanage started by the late Mohan Das...
pm-digs-two-pit-toilet -in-varanasi

PM DIGS TWO-PIT TOILET IN VARANASI

20 weeks ago
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, offering a shramdan also contributed in constructing a two-pit pour-flush toilet, developed by Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement Founder, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Varanasi’s Shahanshapur village  The PM laid the foundation stone of a two-pit toilet outside the house of a labourer, Arvind from Musnar in Shahanshapur village. When Arvind told government officials he goes out for defecation, one of the men promised him that on September 23, the PM would come there himself and dig with a spade. And the PM followed up on this promise.   ...
president-kick-starts-swacchta-hi-seva-drive

PRESIDENT KICK-STARTS ‘SWACCHTA HI SEVA’ DRIVE

21 weeks ago
President Ram Nath Kovind recently kick-started the “Swacchta Hi Seva” campaign from Ishwariganj village of Kanpur -- his home district -- and administered the oath of cleanliness to the large gathering. The President also honoured those who helped make Ishwariganj an open defecation-free (ODF) village. “Construction of toilets is more important than temples,” he said, adding that the cleanliness mission had brought about a new awakening among the people. “Today, our country is fighting a decisive battle against uncleanliness. We have two years to achieve the targets of Swachh B...
tourism-ministry-spreads-swachhta-message-better

TOURISM MINISTRY SPREADS ‘SWACHHTA’ MESSAGE BETTER

21 weeks ago
The Tourism Ministry recently organised “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign at the India Gate with its Minister K.J. Alphons taking part in a cleaning drive. To spread the message of ‘swachhta’ among common people, student teams from Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa and IIMT, Noida, performed street plays themed around importance of sanitation and keeping monuments clean. “The plays were very good. They sent a very simple and good message on cleanliness,” Alphons told IANS after watching the plays. “We have such an amazing civilisation . I wonder why would anyone dirty it... So ...
big-b-poses-for-swachh-bharat

BIG B POSES FOR SWACHH BHARAT

23 weeks ago
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is working on videos for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing festival. Amitabh wrote on his blog: “Drafting and working on video bytes for Swachh Bharat and the Consul General of India in Brazil, for an ongoing Festival of India, cementing further the bonds of friendship that have existed for the past 70 years.” The 74-year-old “Piku” star added: “And inviting articles to be written on the Swachch Bharat campaign or a short two-three minutes film of the issues of cleanli...
outfit-takes-a-very-novel-step-on-swachhata

OUTFIT TAKES A VERY NOVEL STEP ON SWACHHATA

23 weeks ago
CISF Units located across the Country are actively contributing in Swacch Bharat Mission of the Government of India under the inspirational leadership of Shri O.P. Singh IPS DG/CISF. The units have done remarkable works in this regard in the month of August.  The in-house Nukkad Natak team of CISF has been assigned the responsibility of spreading the Swacch Bharat Mission through its special performance sessions in schools across the Delhi-NCR. This extensive awareness campaign has made the school children, teachers, staff and principals realize the respective roles  and contribute for the success of the mission...
ceo-picks-up-the-shovel-for-the-sake-of-toilets

CEO PICKS UP THE SHOVEL FOR THE SAKE OF TOILETS

24 weeks ago
Here is an official who knows how to get things done. S Aswathi is the Chief Executive officer of Zilla Panchayat in Channagiri taluk of Davangere district. This young officer is putting her heart and soul promoting the Swachh Bharat campaign and making the entire Davangere ‘open defecation free’ by the end of this year.  “As part of the Swachh Bharat campaign, we are planning to make Davangere Open Defecation Free by this year. By October 2, the target is to complete two taluks and another two taluks in the next two months. Hence, we keep visiting at least 10-15 villages per day. We are targeting v...
kolkata-student-transgender-friendly-toilets

KOLKATA STUDENT’S TRANSGENDER-FRIENDLY TOILETS

24 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...
hackathon-for-a-swachh-assam

HACKATHON FOR A SWACHH ASSAM

25 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...
swachh-karnataka-is-her-mission

SWACHH KARNATAKA IS HER MISSION

25 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...
uttar-pradesh-odf-by-2018

UTTAR PRADESH ODF BY 2018

26 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...
better-to-make-toilets-than-mosques-and-temples

‘BETTER TO MAKE TOILETS THAN MOSQUES & TEMPLES’

26 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...