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  • No Swachh Bharat possible till people own up responsibility for implementing cleanliness

    02-02-2016

    Ever since, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Swachh Bharat Mission, cleanliness has remained one of the important focus of NDA government. Many people have taken the initiative and led cleanliness campaigns across the nation. Yet, it appears that the mission has, at least till now, failed to create any positive impact on the minds of the majority of people, who appear to continue to indulge in their unhygienic and unclean practices. Mahamana express reduced to littering ground This fact was clearly demonstrated in the way people conducted themselves while travelling in the newly rolled out Mahamana express connect Read More

  • ‘India’s cleanest village’ clings on to its serenity

    01-02-2016

    In the tiny hamlet of Mawlynnong in India’s far north east, plastic is banned and spotless paths are lined with flowers — but its reputation as Asia’s cleanest village has proved a mixed blessing. Until 2003 no tourists visited the remote community of 500 inhabitants high in the mountains of Meghalaya,which had no roads and was accessible only by foot. Home to the Khasi tribal people, Mawlynnong is famous for being a rare matrilineal society, where property and wealth are passed on from the mother to her youngest daughter and children take their mother’s surname. In recent years the village has Read More


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