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Union Jal Shakti Minister launches Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)

The second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) was recently launched by the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The total project outlay is Rs 1,40,881 crore. Phase II will focus on effective solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) in every gram panchayat of the country. SBM Phase II is to be implemented ..

Union Cabinet approves Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently approved the Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) till the financial year 2024-25. The second phase will be implemented from 2020-21 to 2024-25, with main focus on Open Defecation Free sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management, collectively called as ODF ..

NIRDPR partnered with UNICEF to set up ‘Communication Resource Unit’

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development, has recently partnered with UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’. Equipped with a skilled team will support in developing strategies and IEC (Information Education and Communication) material, rolling ..

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 ..

Ripu Daman Bevli named Plogging Ambassador of India

The Fit India Plogging Run which commenced on October 2nd concluded in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on December 5th. This is the first such plogging run in India and it covered 50 cities with the participation of over 36 lakh people. The Plog Run achieves the objectives of two major Indian campaigns: Fit India ..

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 ..

Jaipur tops list of cleanest railway stations in non-suburban group of stations

According to a report ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat 2019’ released by Ministry of Railways, the Jaipur station  has topped the list of cleanest railway stations in the non-suburban group of stations with a total score of 931.75, followed by Jodhpur, Durgapura, Jammu Tawi, Gandhinagar-Jp, Suratgarh, Vijayawada, Udaipur city, Ajmer and Haridwar. In the suburban group ..