sulabh swatchh bharat

Tuesday, 19-June-2018



46 weeks ago
Seeking to instill greater civic sense among people towards proper use of public toilets, the urban development ministry and the SDMC today joined hands to launch a sanitation campaign. The launch took place at GyanBharati Public School at Saket in south Delhi and was attended by cricketer Suresh Raina, one of the brand ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Mission, besides, Secretary, Urban Development Ministry D S Mishra, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, and area Mayor KamaljeetSehrawat, among others. The ‘Swachh Shauchalaya Campaign’ seeks to change citizens’ behaviour towards proper use of public toilets, generate a sense of responsibility and ownership in ensuring that p...

Ten Sulabh Toilets Inaugurated

46 weeks ago
Varanasi Mayor Ram Gopal Mohle inaugurated 10 newly built public toilets in Nadesar slum last week. These toilets constructed by Sulabh International are situated at Kamachha Temple, Maldahia garbage dump, Central Hindu Boys School, Sunderpur Primary School, Nati Imli Dhoopchandi, Aurangabad Sonia, Sunderpur Natbasti, Raja Bazar Nadesar, Nagar Nigam Office premises.  Speaking on the occasion Mohle said, “these toilets have been constructed with inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Construction of more such toilets is underway and the targets already are likely to be met shortly. He also appealed to people and officials of Japan International Cooperation Age...


47 weeks ago
After asking people ‘directly’ to have toilets constructed and used did not create the desired impact, the state government has initiated this ‘explicit’ approach through which people are shown pitfalls of defecating in the open. It is a way of ‘triggering’ the public emotions during village meetings to encourage people to use toilets. Surveys and meetings are conducted through master trainers trained by the panchayati raj department in all districts, under the Community-Led Total Sanitation Programme (CLTS). This is where villagers are made to realize that toilet is relevant. This is done by asking simple questions like “how much doe...

PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission is effective: Centre 

47 weeks ago
The Centre has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is indeed working. A Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation report suggests that the sanitation coverage in rural India has gone up from 42% to 64% since the launch of SBM, and the Rapid Survey of Swachhta Status of the NSSO conducted in May-June 2015 said that 95.6% of people who had toilets, used them. “The metric ‘Open Defecation Free’, which was defined in 2015 immediately following the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission is essentially a measure of toilet usage. Unless every member of every household in a village uses a toilet for defecation, the village c...

Vizianagram to construct one lakh toilets

48 weeks ago
Despite being one of the most backwards districts, Vizianagram in Andhra Pradesh has made tremendous progress in regards to the Swachh Bharat Programme. 10,000 toilets were constructed in only 100 hours between March 10 and 14. This project involved village residents, local leaders, officials, and representatives of NGOs.As a part of this programme, over seventy one gram panchayats were declared open defecation-free villages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged this tremendous achievement in ODF in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ that aired on June 25. The district plans to construct 50,000 household toilets by August 15 and another 50,000 by October 2. N...

All seven UT’s to achieve ODF goals by next year

48 weeks ago
All the Union Territories representing 16 Urban Local Bodies, including the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi will be Open Defecation Free (ODF) by next year. Governments have focused on this impact amid a two-day survey of advancements of new urban missions that finished up recently.  The state survey held recently was led by the Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, M.Venkaiah Naidu, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister of Puducherry, V.Narayanasamy, Urban Development Minister of Puducherry M.Krishna Rao and Urban Development Minister of Delhi, Satyendra Jai...


49 weeks ago
The National Capital has to wait for yet another month as civic bodies are likely to declare that Open Defecation Free project is in a slow lane. As per norms set by Swachh Bharat Mission, any urban local body can declare it’s wards open defecation free (ODF) only if it succeeds in providing public conveniences to 75 per cent of its residential areas and Toilets should be provisioned within 500 metres of slum settlements. Slow work in slums of South and East Delhi has caused this delay.  Assuming that these norms would be fulfilled, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation in May made its preliminary resolution pu...


49 weeks ago
Around 1,100 towns and cities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Telangana are set to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2, the day the Centre launched the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in 2014. With Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Chandigarh having declared their 281 cities and towns as ODF, a total of 1,418 towns and cities would become open defecation free by this October. Chandigarh is the only Union territory to have become ODF.  These nine states and the UT account for 39 per cent of the total 4,041 cities under the campaign. The information was provid...


50 weeks ago
Himachal Pradesh High Court has recently held that right to sanitation has been now virtually accepted as constitutional right as fundamental rights like right to water, health, healthy environment, education, and right to dignity are directly related to right of sanitation. A Division Bench of Justices Sanjay Karol and Sandeep Sharma held that in view of ever expanding definition of right to life, citizen of the country are certainly entitled to civic amenities and medical aid, during the course of his / her travel, which he / she undertakes, by whatsoever mode of transport, on the State / National Highways. “...


50 weeks ago
“We are trying to get permissions to build toilets if they have space for these,” says Salman Khan. The Bollywood action hero has rebuilt more than 3,000 toilets in the Aarey colony, Mumbai. Last year, the actor was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) campaign; that aims to remove the problems of open defecation in the city.  Salman Khan had earlier donated five mobile toilets with six seats each to the BMC and had urged the colony people to stop defecating in the open. During his second visit to the colony, Khan promised to build more toilets and rep...


51 weeks ago
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) States of India. The two joined the league of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala on June 24, which were the first three states to be declared ODF. Nationally, the sanitation coverage has increased from 42% to over 64% in just two and a half years since the launch of SBM. Uttarakhand has 13 districts, 95 blocks, 7256 gram panchayats and 15751 villages while Haryana has 21 districts, 124 blocks, and 6083 gram panchayats - all of which have declared themselves as ODF in formal dec...


51 weeks ago
The Swachh Bharat Mission efforts are showing results now as awareness over health and sanitation is increasing even in rural areas. In a recent incident, a newly-wed wife refused to go to her husband’s house since there was no toilet there and women in the household had no choice other than open defecation. Sehjaj, a resident of Kesarpura under Lagetkheda gram panchayat in Rajsamand district, Rajasthan, had recently got married. As the family was making arrangements to take the bride to her new home, the girl refused for the ‘gauna’ claiming that she could not live with them unless they build a toilet.