sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 21-October-2017

SWACCHAGRAHA-APP,OPEN-DEFECATION-MAP

SWACCHAGRAHA APP, OPEN DEFECATION MAP

25 weeks ago
In a unique move, the Ghaziabad district administration has launched a mobile app to help officials locate areas where people defecate in the open. Volunteers and monitoring committees will now be able to send complaints and Google map locations of open defecation. According to officials, the ‘Swachhagrah’ app is available on the Google Playstore but its use will be restricted to volunteers and monitoring committee members registered with the district open defecation free (ODF) control room. The officials aim to provide a total of 12,969 ...
INCREASED-BUDGET-AND-YET-INSUFFICIENT

INCREASED BUDGET AND YET INSUFFICIENT

25 weeks ago
Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year and is a major factor in several neglected ...
APEX-COURT: CLEAN-AIR-IS-A-MUST

APEX COURT: CLEAN AIR IS A MUST

26 weeks ago
The Supreme Court has said the time has come for all to realise that a collective effort is needed to clear up the polluted air and the automobile industry has a huge role to play in this. Asking the industry to wake up to their responsibility, the apex court said that “It is time to realize that a collective effort is needed to clear the air”. The court said this in its reasoning for banning the sale of BS-III emission norm vehicles from April 1, this year. Referring to the automobile manufacturers arguments that they were permitted to manufa...
LOCALS-STRIVE-HARD-TO-REDEEM-A-RIVER-IN-MUMBAI

LOCALS STRIVE HARD TO REDEEM A RIVER IN MUMBAI

26 weeks ago
The savoury effects of a people’s initiative to clean the waters of Mumbai’s river, Poisar, are now becoming visible. Meandering its way from the hills of Sanjay Gandhi National Park to Dahisar and Borivali before becoming one with the Arabian Sea, the river was once so clean as to be the source of drinking water to numerous villages and suburbs that nestled along its banks. The water used to be clean and people living around used to immerse the images of Lord Ganapati into it instead of the sea at the end of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. ...
NASHIK-TO-CURB-GODAVARI-POLLUTION

NASHIK TO CURB GODAVARI POLLUTION

27 weeks ago
The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has set up a special cell to check the rising pollution levels of the Godavari river. NMC commissioner Abhishek Krishna took a round on the banks of the river and urged people not to dump waste in it. This cell will be headed by Rohidas Dorkulkar, a deputy commissioner-level official. “We will adopt a two-pronged strategy to curb Godavari river pollution. To start with, we will be creating awareness among the people by asking them to keep all the river ghats and the sacred Ramkunda clean,” said Dorku...
I-T DEPT’S-CONTRIBUTION-TO-CLEAN-INDIA

I-T DEPT’S CONTRIBUTION TO CLEAN INDIA

27 weeks ago
The officers and staff of the Income Tax (I-T) Department have contributed one day’s salary towards ‘Clean India mission’. The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association, Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association and Income Tax Employees Federation have together made a contribution of Rs 52,75,183. A delegation representing these associations handed over the cheque to Minister of State for Finance, Santosh Gangwar.
WOMEN, KIDS-TO-USE-HOTEL-TOILETS-FREE

WOMEN, KIDS TO USE HOTEL TOILETS FREE

28 weeks ago
Women and children of Delhi can now access the toilet facilities at hotels and restaurants in South Delhi for free. The area civic body and a few hotelier associations in South Delhi have agreed upon terms to let the women and children use hotel and restaurant toilets. Some hotel and restaurant-owners’ bodies met the senior South Delhi Municipal Corporation officials, and both sides agreed in-principle to allow women and children to use toilets at their premises. The municipal body...
RAMPARTS-OF-SWACHHTA

RAMPARTS OF SWACHHTA

28 weeks ago
The ambitious target of Swachh Bharat Mission has its own set of challenges. One of the major challenges is to make India open defecation free. Apparently, the instances from distant rural corners of the country shows that the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will certainly be fulfilled. The Sulabh champion Dr Bindeshwar Pathak’s dream is similar to his dreams of Clean India. In 2019 on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak wishes to offer him a unique tribute: an Open Defecation Free India. This dream is indispensable to be achieved for our health and well-being.
NO-TOILET, NO-NIKAH!

NO TOILET, NO NIKAH!

29 weeks ago
In sync with the countrywide sanitation campaign the maulvis and muftis in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have decided not to solemnise marriage in a house where there is no toilet. Maulana Mahmood A Madani, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said having a toilet has been made a mandatory condition for Muslim marriages in the three states and will soon be applied in all other states in the country. “Maulvis and muftis in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana have de...
NEW-TOILETS-FOR-ONE-LAKH-MADRASAS

NEW TOILETS FOR ONE LAKH MADRASAS

29 weeks ago
As part of the center’s plan to revamp the traditional learning centres and uplift sanitation, the centre has planned to build toilets in one lakh madrasas across the country. Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government has also planned to introduce mid-day meal scheme and upgrade skills of teachers in these educational centres as part of its “3T formula -- teachers, tiffin and toilets”. He was speaking to the reporters at his office in Antyodaya Bhawan after the meetings of the Governing Bod...
OPEN-DEFECATION-FREE-DISTRICT

OPEN DEFECATION FREE DISTRICT

31 weeks ago
Kamrup Metro has emerged as Assam’s first open defecation free district, having achieved the target set under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). In fact, according to Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner, Dr M Angamuthu, Kamrup Metro, is the first district in the Northeast to have completed the schemes envisaged under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) before the targeted schedule of March 31. The total number of individual household latrines targeted in the district was 25,114 and it has been achieved. Altogether 22 gaon panchayats under four dev...
SULABH-TO-CLEAN-200-HARYANA-PONDS

SULABH TO CLEAN 200 HARYANA PONDS

31 weeks ago
While the country is focused on cleaning the rivers of the country, noted NGO Sulabh International has offered the Haryana government to clean at least 200 ponds and other water reservoirs of Gurugram under the ‘Clean India Campaign’. The founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak speaking at launch of cleanliness drive at a polluted pond and temple premises in Gurugram’s Wazirabad village said, “We have been associated with the Clean India Campaign for long. As part of it, we can clean nearly 200 ponds and reservoirs ...