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‘Google toilet locator’ mobile app launched by Government

The Ministry of Urban Development in partnership with Google has launched an app—‘google toilet locator’ that will integrate data on all public toilets including those present in private buildings with the Google maps. This app is expected to give impetus to govt’s Swachh Bharat campaign. The listing of 6,200 plus public toilets in 7 cities, namely, ..

Rural Ministry plans to extend Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

Union Rural Development Minister Mr Jairam Ramesh says that new Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan will ensure the extension of the sanitation scheme to both Above Poverty Line and Below Poverty Line families. Subsidy amount for the sanitation scheme is also being raised from the present level of 3,000 rupees.

Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana (VAMBAY)

The VAMBAY was launched in December 2001 to ameliorate the conditions of the urban slum dwellers living below the poverty line without adequate shelter. The scheme has the primary objective of facilitating the construction and up-gradation of dwelling units for slum dwellers and providing a healthy and enabling urban environment through community toilets under Nirmal ..