sulabh swatchh bharat

Monday, 18-June-2018

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Hong wows with awareness level

9 weeks ago
  People may think that Arunachal in the northeast is far away from the mainstream and developmental path of the country, but when it comes to sanitation this state in the forefront. Arunachal means   Mountain of rising sun. Seeing the success of this state in the field of cleanliness, the significance of its name becomes clear. According to the state government records, Arunachal Pradesh has fulfilled 87.12 percent sanitation criteria. With this success, the state has come to the 7th place in the field of sanitation at national level. State Government claims that it will achieve the ...
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THE MEANING OF CLEANLINESS IN JAPAN

17 weeks ago
It is do-it-yourself with a difference, involving no greater technology than brush, broom and cloth. On every normal school day, after a thorough post-lunch brushing of teeth, Japanese school children get down to a more public service for the next 15 minutes : cleaning the school. A starker difference with India’s paranoid aversions to cleaning and cleaners, its high tolerance for dirt, especially when ‘not in my own backyard’, and its determined condemnation of whole sections of society to ‘specialise’ in such work cannot be found.      In Japan, they do more than dwell o...
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ACCESS TO WATER

17 weeks ago
One survey found that 72 percent of Japanese make some effort to conserve water. The survey also found that 37.5 per cent of Japanese get their drinking water from the tap; 32 per cent use water purifiers and 29.6 per cent drink bottled water. In another survey, 47 percent of Japanese said they don’t drink the tap water. Only 28 per cent said the tap water tastes good.  Japan is very good at conserving water even though it has a lot of water and doesn’t really need to except in cases of localized droughts. High water prices create an incentive for ordinary people to conserve water. One way Japanese conser...
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ALL NHAI TOLL PLAZAS TO HAVE TOILETS

19 weeks ago
New Delhi:   NHAI is providing separate ladies and gents toilets on both up and down side of each of its 372 toll plazas and ... discouraging littering at these sites," an official statement said. Earlier this month, the NHAI said all its toll plazas will have kiosks selling drinking water, tea, coffee and packaged food.
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KACHCHRAPUR TO SAFAIPUR

19 weeks ago
New Delhi: Along the southern edge of the slum quarters, with their tumbledown, uncemented brick houses, there was an open drain called Barapullah Nallah, originally a tributary of the Yamuna, that ran parallel to a long, winding, around 8 km overpass that connected central Delhi with east Delhi across the river. The place was a stinking mess, with open defecation, dumped garbage and stray pigs. The very same place has now been transformed into a park through the hard work of the l...
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No waste dumping within 500m of Ganga 

46 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered that there can be no landfill sites or garbage dumping within a half-a-kilometre radius of the Ganga between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The bench also announced a penalty of Rs 50,000 on anyone dumping waste near the river. During the hearing of a petition regarding the cleaning and rejuvenation of the Ganga, NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar said a huge amount of money had been spent on cleaning the river but desired results were not visible. In a 543-page order, the green panel said all area within 100 metres of the river should be declared “no development zone”. The NGT had i...
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NGT SHUTS POLLUTING UNITS ALONG GANGA

58 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down. The tribunal bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar gave directions following a report by a high-level committee that inspected the 13 industries dealing in various products, including chemicals and a power plant. According to the report, the team inspected the industries along Gajraula and Babrala drain with source from Bagad river in the Upper Ganga region in Uttar Pradesh. The drains further meet the Ganga. “These industries were the primary s...
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RAJASTHAN AHEAD IN BUILDING TOILETS

58 weeks ago
Rajasthan has turned out to be leading in building toilets in rural areas. Yet, it is to go a long way to eradicate open defecation and meet the target for this in 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, or SBM. The state has built 26.87 lakh individual toilets in rural areas under the SBM in 2016-17, as per the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. West Bengal comes after Rajasthan by constructing 23.08 lakh individual in the same period. The number of individual toilets in Rajasthan has gone up to 54.83 lakh since the SBM was launched on October 2, 2014; the areas covered increased to 78% from 55% in the previo...
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TRANSGENDERS TO GET FREEDOM TO CHOOSE TOILETS

59 weeks ago
The recent Central Government guidelines on gender issues in sanitation, circulated to all state governments, contain a clause stipulating that members of the ‘third-gender’ should be allowed to use the facility of their choice (men or women) in community or public toilets. “SBM-G (Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin) should make a conscious effort that they are recognised as equal citizens and users of toilets...where suitable, their support can be enlisted in engaging communities, and their efforts duly recognised and honoured to break any stigma around them, and to enable them to use facilities without any embarrassment,” states the inclusivity clause in the ...
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AKSHAY KUMAR HELPS BUILD A TOILET

61 weeks ago
Actor Akshay Kumar recently helped in building a toilet in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. In sync with the national campaign for toilets in the country, he has been promoting toilet building. Accompanied by the Union Minister of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar, the superstar dug a pit for building...
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FROM POISONOUS TO PURIFIED WATER

61 weeks ago
Deep wounds and white patches on skin are common for people in this tiny West Bengal speck bordering Bangladesh. The disease turned deadly for many, and the culprit was drinking water that contained arsenic, a toxic substance that can lead to chronic poisoning once it enters the body. Many of the 2,000 villagers were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried every attempt to rid the water of poison, but in vain. The cost was high. They had to pay for every drop of purified water they got from distant towns or cities.
‘GREEN-CHEMICALS’MAKE-MUMBAI-AIRPORT-LOOS-CLEANER

‘GREEN CHEMICALS’ MAKE MUMBAI AIRPORT LOOS CLEANER

61 weeks ago
I f you think water is used for flushing purposes in the men’s restrooms of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 (T2), think again. A ‘green chemical’ seems to have replaced water for flushing purposes of late, and guess what? The loos, frequented by close to one lakh men, are now cleaner than what they were at any point in the past. So, what exactly are these...