sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 17-October-2018

greening-of-india-up

Greening of India up

34 weeks ago
  India has recorded 0.96 per cent increase in forest cover between 2015 and 2017, with northeastern states continuing to be the most densely forested. Mizoram is having the maximum land under green cover, says a government report. However, the state, with 86.27 per cent of its geographical area under forest cover, has also lost the maximum forest cover among all states (531 sq km) to developmental activities and shifting cultivation.  According to the India State Forest Report-2017, released by the Environment Ministry, India has added 6,778 sq km of forest area -- an increase of 0.96 per cent -- between 2015 and 2017 despite population and livestock ...
water-supply-and-sanitation

Water Supply And Sanitation

34 weeks ago
Sanitation Access Average connection rates to sanitation systems between 80%–90% are reported for Northern, Southern and Central Europe. Eastern Europe still copes with much lower rates of 40%–65% of the population connected to primary wastewater treatment at least. Europe, in general, is improving: Over the last decade, more households accessed public treatment plants or even upgraded their treatment system. Quality of Sanitation Service In Europe As access is dependent on each member state so is service quality. It ranges from very good service quality in Northern and Southern States of the European Union for example in Spain or Germany to insuffic...
the-history

THE HISTORY

35 weeks ago
The earliest known toilets in Japan date back about 1,300 years. Excavations have uncovered pits that were used as toilets, as well as more advanced toilets consisting of a ditch carrying water through part of the house to convey the waste outdoors. Since ancient times, there also existed toilets built over running streams. These types can be considered a primitive form of flush toilets. Pit toilets came into widespread use over the following centuries. In the thirteenth century the Japanese, who were largely a farming people, began to use the waste taken out of these toilets as fertilizer. The remains of 50 toilets were found in Fujiwarakyo (...
from-angels-to-demons-of-sanitation-in-japan

FROM ANGELS TO DEMONS OF SANITATION IN JAPAN

35 weeks ago
The Traditions Hail The Toilet God! You know how Japan’s washrooms got to be so clean and full of advanced technology? Maybe because they’re being watched over by a toilet god. According to the myth, Kawaya-no-kami, the Japanese toilet god, was, appropriately enough, born from the excrement of Izanami, the Japanese goddess of the Earth and darkness. In a time long before Washlets, the contents from outhouses were used as fertilizer, so Kawaya-no-kami was said to both provide a good harvest and al...
states-pledge-to-ensure-odf-india-in-2019

STATES PLEDGE TO ENSURE ODF INDIA IN 2019

36 weeks ago
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a two-day National Consultation on Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) from January 19-20, 2018 in Gurugram, Haryana. The Consultation was attended by the senior most officers from States and Swachh Bharat Mission Directors from across the country. The participants focused on a variety of issues related to SBM(G), including progress so far, way forward, with a particular focus on IEC (Information Education Communication) efforts underway in the States. With the SBM entering its pre-final year of implementation, the States shared their plans on achieving an Open Defecation...
65-new-toilets-inaugurated-under-odf-initiative

65 NEW TOILETS INAUGURATED UNDER ODF INITIATIVE

36 weeks ago
As many as 65 new Sulabh toilets were inaugurated for the residents of a village in Gurugram in a move to end the practice of open defecation. The new toilets are part of a joint initiative by Rotary club of mid-West Delhi, Rotary Club of Denver, US, and Sulabh International. The toilets were handed over to the families in the Indri village of Sohna. “This initiative is under the effort of the Prime Minister for his flagship programme to ensure total sanitation coverage by 2019,” said William Korstad, coordinator Rotary club of Denver, US. Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation...
sanitation-vehicles-for-itanagar

SANITATION VEHICLES FOR ITANAGAR

36 weeks ago
Sixteen new sanitation vehicles for Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) were distributed among different wards. With these additional vehicles, all the 30 wards would have dedicated vehicles for garbage disposal. Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan said the initiative is part of the ‘Swachh Survekshan’. Each subdivision of the IMC, consisting of five wards would have a dedicated vehicle for highway cleaning and a heavy duty excavator each. The DC further stated that new dustbins have been procured which would be distributed to enable segregation of wastes into dry and wet wastes at individual...
improving-bengalurus-‘swachh-rankings

IMPROVING BENGALURU’S ‘SWACHH’ RANKINGS

36 weeks ago
Bengaluru is on war footing to improve its Swachh Bharat rankings. The civil administration in the city is now aiming to bridge the gap in toilet infrastructure. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has opted for a quick-fix solution and begun work to put up nearly 2,500 community toilets and 3,500 household toilets using mountable steel structures instead of building permanent ones in an effort to meet the March 31, 2018 deadline. Bengaluru ranked 210 in the recent Swachh Bharat rankings, a steep drop from 38 the previous year. One of the many reasons for the drop in rankings was that the evaluation procedure had earma...
swachhta-in-2018

SWACHHTA IN 2018

38 weeks ago
Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs mentioned that the focus of Swachh Survekshan 2018 has been shifted from process and output based indicators to indicators focusing on outcome and sustainability.  Providing details of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 launched today, Puri stated that Swachh Survekshan has served as the agent of change demonstrating massive potential of addressing challenges through unique interventions in urban governance.  With the roll out of Swachh Survekshan 2018, we look forward to a cleaner India, where each Indian citizen has played his/her part in the N...
brother-builds-toilet-for-sister

BROTHER BUILDS TOILET FOR SISTER

38 weeks ago
Munna is from Badagaon in the district. He is working as a labourer in Surat district of Gujarat. About six months ago, he had promised to build a toilet for his blind Nagina. “She is 14 years old now. Fear of she going in open for defecation constantly nagged me. We have a very small house and little means to construct a toilet but I had promised to do overtime and save money to gift her a toilet at home,” said Munna. Munna claimed that he worked in double shifts to save money and returned home to construct a toilet for his blind sister. “Bhaiyya kept his promise and gifted me a toilet. Now I don’...
why-2017-was-good-for-sanitation--and-why-2018-will-be-even-better

WHY 2017 WAS GOOD FOR SANITATION AND WHY 2018 WILL BE EVEN BETTER

39 weeks ago
The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018. On March 21, 2017, the Safai Karmachari Andolan (Sanitation Workers’ Movement) wrote to the Home Ministry to direct the National Crime Records Bureau to count such deaths separately. The Andolan is a body that fights the practice of forcing Dalits, lowest on the Hindu caste hierarchy, to clean others’ excreta. The National Safai Karmacharis Finance and Development Corporation -- a not-for-profit under the Social Justice Ministry to help sanitation workers get out of manual scavenging -- will survey 15 major states over six mon...
udupi-becomes-first-odf-district-of-karnataka

UDUPI BECOMES FIRST ODF DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA

40 weeks ago
Udupi district in North Karnataka, popular as a destination for Krishna devotees in view of the beautiful Krishna temple there, has become the first open defecation free (ODF) district in Karnataka. This temple town, about 50 km from Mangalore, is also closer to the Arabian Sea and there are quite a few resorts dotting the coast. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced this recently at the inauguration of a hospital in Udupi. “Today Udupi has been declared as the first open defecation free district in the state. By October 2, 2018, the whole of Karnataka will be declared open defecation free,” the Chief M...