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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020

In New Delhi, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the 5th edition of the annual cleanliness survey – Swachh Survekshan 2020 (SS 2020) – with theme “Cleanliness is Our Right’’. The survey will be conducted in January 2020. On this occasion, the MoHUA also launched Swachh Nagar app for waste ..

UP government launches Dastak campaign against AES & JE disease

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched massive door to door campaign “DASTAK” against Acute Encephellitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephallitis (JE) disease. The campaign, which was launched in association with UNICEF, will run from 1st to 31st July. Under this state-wide campaign teams will go door to door in every village of the 75 districts ..

Fatberg – toxic fat found in beaches of Australia

Fatberg is a mass in the sewer syste, It is formed by the combination of non biodegradable matter, wet wipes, condoms, cooking fat and grease. It obstructs the flow of sewage water as days pass by. REcently the south west coast of Australia was found polluted by the fatberg. The sewage treatment plants remove these ..

PM Modi inaugurats a 175 km long of sewerage network at Prayagraj

In Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated a 175 km long of sewerage network at Prayagraj, which will carry 7.8 Cr litres sewage water per day to existing STPs (Sewage Treatment Plants) at Salori, Kodra & Ponghat for treatment which earlier ended up in Ganga. He also laid the foundation stone for ..

Sulabh International launchs India’s first sewer cleaning machine to put an end to unsafe manual scavenging

The Sulabh International has launched India’s first sewer cleaning machine to put an end to the unsafe manual scavenging and to reduce sewer deaths. The machine will do away with 99% of manual scavenging in the country. With the help of sewer cleaning machine, a safai karamchari” (manual cleaner) won’t have to enter the sewers. ..

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation organizes Gandhian Thought and Swachhata seminar organized in Wardha district of Maharashtra

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) organized a seminar on Gandhian Thought and Swachhata in Wardha district of Maharashtra on October 29, 2018. It was part of 150th birth year celebrations of Father of the Nation. The seminar was centered on the Gandhian ideology on sanitation and the implementation of the same through ..

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches technology challenge to eliminate human entry into septic tanks

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched a technology challenge on identifying solutions and promoting suitable techniques for cleaning of sewerage systems. The objective is eliminating human entry into septic tanks and manholes. The challenge will be a part of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention which will be held on 2nd ..

Gujarat government launches ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ to reduce state’s dependence on fresh water

The Gujarat government has launched its ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ in Gandhinagar, which aims to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water sources like the Narmada river. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in all major towns and cities ..