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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 ..

Open Defecation Down by 47%: WHO Report

A WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has made the following observations: About 43 per cent of Indians have gained access to basic sanitation and the practice of open defecation decreased by 47% in the country between 2000 and 2017. About one-third of the population of Nepal and Lao People’s Democratic Republic and over half of ..

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to honour PM Modi with Goalkeepers Global Goals Award

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be honouring PM Modi with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ for his leadership and commitment for improving access to sanitation in India. PM Modi will be honoured for his leadership of the Swachch Bharat Mission which aims at accelerating the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage in the ..

Eliminating Open Defecation in India

The Government of India with the assistance of international partners like UNICEF is looking forward to mitigating the issue of Open Defecation with all urgency. What is Open Defecation? Open defecation refers to the age-old practice in which people go out in fields, bushes, forests, open bodies of water, or other open spaces to defecate. ..

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 ..

Karnataka government launchs a rural cleanliness and sanitation campaign “Swachhameva Jayate”

The Karnataka government has launched a rural cleanliness and sanitation campaign “Swachhameva Jayate” to make every citizen in rural Karnataka take a pledge of cleanliness. The aim of the campaign is to boost the Swachh Survkekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018) survey in all the districts with the help of school children. Since the inception of ..

Godikan village panchayat of Haryana passes a resolution “No Toilet, No Bride”

Dharampal, the Sarpanch of Godikan village panchayat in Haryana, has passed a ‘No Toilet No Bride’ resolution to ensure the safety and well-being of its womenfolk. The move is aimed at ensuring the security of their daughters in addition to hygiene. With this move, the Godikan panchayat has become the first panchayat in the country ..

Uma Bharati launches New Swajal Project in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand

Uma Bharati, the Union minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has launched the Bagori Ganga Gram project, New Swajal Project at Bagori and Gangotri Iconic Place at Dunda village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand on February 20, 2018. Besides creating cleanliness, providing basic amenities to the people of Ganga bank villages, these projects would also ..