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November 19: World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is marked by the United Nations and its sister organizations every year on November 19 since 2013. In July 2013, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark the event by its member nations. The objective is to bring behavioural changes and implementation of policies that will end open defecation and increase ..

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India declared open defecation free by PM Modi

On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, PM Modi declared India Open Defecation Free. The PM said in 60 months 600 million people have been given access to toilets and more than 110 million toilets have been built. On October 2, 2014, Clean India campaign was launched by PM Modi with the aim ..

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Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019

India has launched the nation’s largest rural sanitation survey to ensure and ascertain if India’s goal to meet the Open defecation Free target is being achieved by October 2, 2019. October 2 is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.? What is the survey? The survey, aptly named Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019, ..

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Environmental Impact of the Swachh Bharat Mission

A study was carried out by UNICEF for looking at the environmental impact of the Swachh Bharat Mission in 12 ODF and 12 non-ODF villages in three states of West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar which was based on 725 samples of water, soil, and food. Findings of the Study The non-ODF villages are more likely ..

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National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19

The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19 was conducted by an Independent Verification Agency under the World Bank support project to the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen). Findings of the Survey 93.1 per cent of households in rural India have access to toilets during the survey period and 96.5 per cent of those who had access ..

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Part Two of the Darwaza Band Campaign Launched

The part two of Darwaza Band campaign which aims to promote the use of toilets and to sustain the open defecation free status of villages across India has been launched. The campaign has been launched under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Darwaja Band literally stands for ..

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