What is Swachhotsav?

Swachhotsav, a 3-week women-led cleanliness campaign under the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0, has been launched by Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri to recognize and celebrate the shift from women in sanitation to women-led sanitation. The campaign aims to ..



Sanitary Napkin Disposal Bags to be made mandatory from 2021

On March 8, 2020, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javedekar announced that sanitary napkin disposal bags are to be made mandatory. Highlights The sanitary napkin manufacturers have to supply a biodegradable bag along with every napkin from January 2021. There ..


Indian Railway’s first Waste to Energy Plant uses “PolyCrack” Technology

The East Coast Railways commissioned the first waste-to-energy plant of Railways sector of India. It is the fourth such plant in the country. The plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 1.79 crores with Polycrack technology. Highlights ..


Swachh Bharat Mission achieves its urban target

On December 23, 2019, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced that urban areas of 35 states have been declared Open Defecation Free. It includes 4,167 cities. The target has been achieved through third party verification. Highlights According to the ..


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 ..

mHariyali app launched

The mHariyali mobile application was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to encourage public engagement in planting trees and Green drives. The application provides automatic geo – tagging of plants. It will hence enable the nodal officers ..