sulabh swatchh bharat

Friday, 18-August-2017

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PLASTIC FREE PILGRIMAGE!

30 weeks ago
Every year the Sabarimala Temple to Lord Ayappa in Kerala receives some 10 crore pilgrims from different parts of India and the world. this puts an enormous pressure on the fragile Periyar Tiger Reserve. Following concerns from environmentalists, the Kerala Pollution Control Board originally banned the use of plastics in Bamba and Sabarimala and surroundings in 2011. But this was not implemented till February 2016, so the Kerala High Court stepped in to do so. It is Margazhi, a Tamil winter month, which is the season for Sabarimala pilgrimage for Tamil devotees. One can see a large number of people in black dhoti and barefoot as...
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SPECIALLY-ABLED AMBASSADORS

30 weeks ago
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has appointed the Rio Paralympic medalist Deepa Malik, and first female amputee to climb Mount Everest Arunima Sinha as brand ambassadors for its Swachhtaprogramme. The announcement was made by NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar at an event at Connaught Place’s Central Park. Speaking after administering the pledge of Swachhta to the audience, including students of NDMC schools and residents of NDMC area, Malik said, “If a specially-abled person like me can get international fame by wining international awards, why can’t we make the city clean?” The event was presided over by New...
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CLEAN GANGA - STPS IN HARIDWAR

31 weeks ago
TTaking the Namami Gange programme a step forward in the new year, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved many projects including setting up sewage treatment plants (STP) in Haridwar and Varanasi. The NMCG will also deploy trash skimmers for cleaning Ganga surface in six more cities -- Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand, Garhmukhteshwar in Uttar Pradesh, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata and Nabadwip in West Bengal. According to an official statement issued, the NMCG has approved two separate STPs of 68 MLD and 14 MLD capacities in Haridwar’s Jagjeetpur and Sarai respectively at an indicative...
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CLEANING OVERNIGHT

31 weeks ago
Pravesh Wahi, the chairman of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s Standing Committee said, huge crowd in morning hours makes sweeping and garbage collection difficult in the daytime. He said that night sweeping will commence from January 1, 2017. The 16 identified areas include Jama Masjid, Gaffar Market, Chandni Chowk, Rohini, Ajmal Khan Road, Kamla Market, Model Town II, RG Complex (Prasant Vihar), Main Bazaar (Paharganj), Sadar Bazar, Alipur and Narela, Wahi said. The departments concerned and officials in the zones have been directed to ensure effective implementation of the initiative, he added. (PTI)
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BASIS FOR CLEAN ECONOMY

32 weeks ago
This was the big idea that was conceived and kickstarted by the Congress led UPA government but it was finally implemented by the BJP-led NDA government. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi is harvesting the fruits of Aadhaar number - created and issued by Unique Identification Authority of India. UIDAI was created in January 2009 as an organisation affiliated to Planning Commission of India with an aim to issuing one unique dentity number to each citizen thereby removing more than one identity and to enable easy and cost-effective verification of citizen&rsquo...
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TOILETS AT THE CENTERSTAGE

32 weeks ago
  you must have seen Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan campaigning for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Both the stars are focusing primarily on toilets in every house. It’s very important to have toilet at home but can you believe toilet can be responsible for disqualification of an electoral candidate? Or can it suspend someone from his or her job? Can toilet be a deal breaker in marriages? Or can be a reason for felicitation by Prime Minister? Believe it or not all the above examples are true. India is witnessing all such incidents recently....
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himachal & kerala no Open Defecation

33 weeks ago
After Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have become open defecation free under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission. The states have successfully achieved rural sanitation coverage of 100 per cent, with all 12 districts in Himachal declared as well as verified as ODF, according to an official statement. Notably, the states will receive World Bank funding worth Rs 9,000 crore for projects to sustain the sanitation campaign. The declaration was made at a public event by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in the presence of Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Toma...
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U’khand’s 8,000 in 20 days

33 weeks ago
The district requires 76,016 rural toilets in order to be declared Open Defecation Free, of which 64,613 have already been constructed. ‘Swajal Pariyojna’, a World Bank funded project, executed the construction work. Rudrapur, Jaspur, Kashipur and Gadarpur, are already ODF. Khatima, Sitarganj and Bazpur blocks are also expected to be declared ODF soon.
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Sanitation tribute to Vajpayee

33 weeks ago
Announcing a detailed organisational programme for the week, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Manoj Tiwari asked the party workers to celebrate December 25 as 'Swachhta-Suchita Diwas' (Sanitation-Good Governance Day). Besides workers, Bharatiya Janata Party's parliament members, legislators, municipal councillors, and district level office-bearers will participate in voluntary labour, and awareness campaign on good gover...
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Swachhta in other Asian nations

42 weeks ago
Singapore Government launched the ‘Clean Singapore Campaign’ in 1967. Legislative clearance was given through a Public Health Law. Focus on 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Various targeted initiatives like ‘Clean & Green Singapore Schools Carnival’, ‘Bring Your Own Bag Day’ at supermarkets, ‘ABC Waters Programme’ etc, resulted in increased participation   Japan During the period of the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912), cleanliness and hygiene were strategically associated with nationalism. Through a systematic national campaign, cleanliness was made a...
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‘Modi’fied Bharat

43 weeks ago
·PM Modi’s Swachh campaign is picking up steam and could have a lasting impact on the psyche of this nation ·The campaign is being pushed by the political class, bureaucracy and celebrities ·Modi’s Swachh Bharat is not just about cleaning the streets and building toilets, it is about changing mindsets and behavior A century ago, Mahatma Gandhi was speaking at the inauguration of the Banaras Hindu University and digressed a bit.  "I visited the Vishwanath temple last evening, and as I was walking through those lanes, these were the thoughts that touched me,” he told his audience. “If a strange...