Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

  • Swachh toilets 'shock' US students


      A team from a US college, studying the impact of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan schemes was shocked to discover that while the construction of a toilet costs about Rs. 20,000, the locals have been promised a sum of Rs. 12,000. What was even more bewildering was the fact that even when funds are available and the construction of a toilet is complete, only a sum of Rs. 4,000 is paid to the residents. Read more:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/swachh-project-fails-reality-check-by-us-students/articleshow/57455731.cms   Read More

  • PM Modi To Honour Women Sarpanch Working For Swachh Bharat


      Women sarpanch were honoured by the Prime Minister on International Women's Day to appreciate their exemplary contribution and motivate them to increase their involvement with the Swachh Bharat campaign.  Credits: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-to-honour-women-sarpanch-working-for-swachh-bharat-1664192   Read More

  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Gujarat, Mizoram among 5 more states likely to be ODF soon


      Swachh Bharat's open defecation free India is set to cross 100 cities milestone, with Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Mizoram and Uttrakhand likely to be declared open defecation free (ODF) in next 6 months. This is a huge achievement to our goal to achieve a clean India.  Credits:http://indianexpress.com/article/india/gujarat-mizoram-among-5-more-states-likely-to-be-odf-soon-4540529/   Read More

  • Bhopal: Toilet built under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan converted into general store


      Lack of awareness takes Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan's ODF (Open Defecation Free) India dream a step back. This raises the question of what happens to the toilets built after the states are allotted ODF certification. One such toilet in Bhopal has been converted into a general store. Credits http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/swachh-bharat-abhiyan-bhopal-toilet-turned-into-store-open-defecation-free/1/885231.html Read More

  • Phogat Sisters Roped In As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Mascots


      Phogat sisters, Geeta and Babita, are all set to spead the message of cleanliness and sanitation with a catchy campaign: ‘Ho Jaye Do Do Haath.’ South Delhi Municipal Corporation has chosen them as Swachhta brand ambassadors under Swachh Bharat Mission.  Credits:http://swachhindia.ndtv.com/phogat-sisters-roped-swachh-bharat-abhiyan-mascot-5388/ Read More

  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's New Avatar, In Rajasthan You Could Make Rs 2,500 Per Month For Just Using A Toilet Regularly


      A unique scheme pays every family Rs. 2,500 per month for using the lavatory regularly district collector, Sudhir Sharma, launched this scheme in a bid to eradicate open defection in accordance with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Credits:http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/swachh-bharat-abhiyan-s-new-avatar-in-rajasthan-you-could-make-rs-2-500-per-month-for-just-using-a-toilet-regularly-270600.html Read More

  • Clean India Campaign – Some Lessons from Other Countries


      India can take inspiration from not only developed countries like Sweden, but also underdeveloped countries like Uganda that have fashioned life size parks from waste in a push towards cleanliness.  Credits: http://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/society/clean-india-campaign-some-lessons-from-other-countries Read More

  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Health Minister JP Nadda’s cleanliness drive shocks and awes officials


      Health Minister JP Nadda’s eye for detail and obsessionwith cleanliness saw him winning many nods of approval when he insisted that even brackets that hold electricity cables should be cleaned during the cleanliness drive in Nirman Bhawan.  Creadit:http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/swachh-bharat-abhiyan-health-minister-jp-naddas-cleanliness-drive-shocks-and-awes-officials/553898/ Read More

  • Union Budget 2017: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gets good funds but what about water?


      While India is allocating thousands of crores towards sanitation in support of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the importance of clean drinking water and allocation of funds to solve the water crisis seems to have been overlooked. Credits:http://www.firstpost.com/business/union-budget-2017-swachh-bharat-abhiyan-gets-good-funds-but-what-about-water-3268426.html Read More

  • What does Swachh Bharat tell us about ourselves?


      Swacch Bharat is in essence a simple concept that keeping our surroundings clean is very important. Something that we all should know inherently. However, what boggles the mind is that the Prime Minister of the world's largest democracy has to tell people something that they should be doing anyway.  Credit:http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/second-thoughts/what-does-swachh-bharat-tell-us-about-ourselves/     Read More