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Report on states’ performance in garbage collection from household

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development tabled a report on the state-wise performance in the collection of garbage from the households. The report said that 93% of the municipal councils in the country collect garbage from the doorsteps of households on a daily basis under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, only 57% of ..

IOC launches drive to turn plastic to specialized bitumen

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has launched drive to convert the single use plastic waste into specialized bitumen (CRMB55) that can be used for construction of roads and highways. This initiative was launched to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi and as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 

Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 inaugurated from Ahmedabad

In Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 in Ahmedabad & declared India as Open Defecation Free (ODF) country.  He also released postage stamp and silver coin to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. PM Modi also underlined that the government would achieve its target of single-use plastic-free India by ..

Sachin Tendulkar conferred with ‘Most Effective Swachhata Ambassador’ award

On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar bagged the ‘Most Effective Swachhata Ambassador’ award by the President Ram Nath Kovind for making use of his popularity and fame to ensure India achieves its goal of a Swachh Bharat. He has been promoting cleanliness drives in India for almost ..

Gandhi Solar Park (GSP) inaugurated at headquarters of UN

On 24th September 2019, the Gandhi Solar Park (GSP) and the ‘Gandhi Peace Garden’ have inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with others world leaders at UN headquarters. On the occasion, a special UN Postage on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 years also released.  The GSP is a first-of-its-kind symbolic Indian effort at the UN that ..

Narendra Modi chosen by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 2019 Global Goalkeeper Award’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honoured with the prestigious ‘ 2019 Global Goalkeeper Award’ by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his leadership and commitment to his ambitious pet project “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA)” on 24th September 2019. The Prime Minister will also address global leaders and corporate executives at the Bloomberg Global ..

Indore adjudged as cleanest city in Swachh Survekshan 2019

Indore has been adjudged India’s cleanest city for the 3rd straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’. The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka. The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in ..

3rd edition of Swachh Shakti-2019 held at Kurukshetra

The third edition of Swachh Shakti-2019 was held at Kurukshetra, Haryana on February 12, which was attended by woman sarpanches and women associated with the ‘Swachhta’ campaign from across the country. It is a national event to recognize the leadership role played by rural women in Swachh Bharat Mission towards achieving a Clean and Open ..