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‘Break the Chain’ Campaign

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the government of Kerala has launched the ‘Break the Chain’ campaign to promote hand washing and hygiene. About the Campaign The campaign was launched by the state’s Health Department. It seeks to create awareness about the importance of public and personal hygiene. It has set up hand washing ..


CSIR IHBT Hand Sanitizers

Scientists at the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology in Himachal Pradesh have developed a hand sanitizer in light of the increase in demand for such products across India. Hand Sanitizers Hand sanitizers are sanitation products used for neutralising infectious agents on the hands. They are either in liquid or gel form. Many of them are ..


Florish biodegradable sanitary napkins introduced in Uttarakhand

A biodegradable sanitary napkin has been launched in Haldwani in Uttarakhand. It is a move to improve menstrual hygiene among women while simultaneously tackling the issue of environmental degradation. The Florish napkins are made up of biodegradable raw materials like bamboo, banana cotton and biodegradable sap. It can be degraded into fertilizer for the soil ..


2019 edition of Global Handwashing Day (GHD)

The Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is observed every year on 15th of October to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. It is a  global campaign to raise awareness of handwashing with soap as a key factor in disease prevention. The 2019 theme is ‘Clean Hands for All’.


Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches campaign Angikaar for change management

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has recently launched a campaign for change management “Angikaar” for social behaviour change. The campaign focusesing on issues such as water & energy conservation, waste management, health, tree plantation, sanitation and hygiene for beneficiaries of completed houses under PMAY (U), through community mobilisation and IEC activities. For ..