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Swachh Bharat Awards, 2020 presented

On October 2, 2020, the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Skekhawat presented the Swachh Bharat Awards, 2020. The awards were given under cleanliness categories and drinking water category. Highlights The awards were presented under three categories namely Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya, Gandagi Mukth Bharat and Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan. The following states and blocks won ..

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Six Years of Swachh Bharat Mission to be celebrated on Gandhi Jayanti

On October 2, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is to celebrate six years if Swachh Bharat Mission. The programme was launched on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2). The mission was launched from Rajghat on October 2, 2014 to achieve the aim of “Clean India” by October 2, 2019 when the ..

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Sachin Tendulkar gets the most effective Swachhata ambassador award

At the Safaigiri 2019 organized by the India Today group, the Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was awarded “The most effective Swachhata Ambassador”. The former Indian Cricketer was chosen as he utilized his fame and popularity to ensure India achieved its goal of Swachh Bharat. Mr Sachin was nominated as one of the ambassadors by PM ..

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Government announces Rs. 20 lakh for each village Panchayat for the clean India mission.

More than 2,47,000 gram panchayats across the country will receive Rs. 20 lakh each per annum for the Clean India campaign of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that was launched by the PM on October 2. The discretion as to what project/work the funds should be used for is upto the gram panchayat, but it will have ..

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Cabinet approves Swachh Bharat Mission

Narendra Modi got a big boost as the Cabinet okayed his pet “Swachh Bharat” mission to eliminate open defecation and promoting construction of individual and community toilets. The government has come out strong against open defecation. The Union Cabinet has also given its consent to the Clean Ganga Fund which will seek contributions and funds ..

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