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Telangana Cabinet decides to organise ‘Pattana Pragathi’ programme

The State cabinet of Telangana has recently decided to organise a town development program called ‘Pattana Pragathi’ for 10 days from February 24. The program is scheduled to be held in all towns and cities of the state. This programme is aimed at maintain the urban areas clean and green with better sanitation facilities. Several ..

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 of households on a daily basis under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, only 57% of ..

Delhi government launches Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana

On 14 Nov, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the initiation of the Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana — a scheme which will enable citizens to get their septic tanks cleaned for free. The Delhi government would issue a tender for the hiring of an agency which would be assisted by officials of the Delhi ..

Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

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’.

IOC launches drive to turn plastic to specialized bitumen

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has launched drive to convert the single use plastic waste into specialized bitumen (CRMB55) that can be used for construction of roads and highways. This initiative was launched to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi and as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 

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 ..

Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2017

The Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2017 was a joint initiative of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The study was based on all accessible data sources from India, including national household surveys, a variety of dietary and nutrition surveys, and ..