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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan


For fifth year, Indore ranked cleanest city; Chhattisgarh cleanest state

November 21, 2021 7:32 am

Varanasi was ranked the cleanest under the ‘Ganga town’ category. Among smaller cities with population between 1-10 lakh, New Delhi ranked first followed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

Getting Chandigarh to Number 1 spot on swachhta ranking my priority, says Anindita Mitra

August 24, 2021 5:48 am

The 2007 batch IAS officer, who assumed charge on Monday, spoke to The Indian Express about her priorities and challenges.

Chandigarh to apply for Water Plus certification

November 19, 2020 10:22 am

A city or a ward can be declared as Water Plus provided all wastewater released from households, commercial establishments, drains, nallahs is treated to a satisfactory level (as per CPCB norms), before releasing the treated wastewater into the environment.

Swacchagraha helped Covid fight: PM Modi kicks off sanitation drive

August 09, 2020 2:40 am

Recalling the Quit India Movement, Modi said, “The evils that make the country weak (should) quit India... With this thinking, a comprehensive ‘Quit India’ campaign has been going on in the country for the last six years.”

To raise awareness on Covid-19, Bharat Petroleum organises cleanliness drive in Nuh

July 13, 2020 8:16 pm

The exercise is one of BPCL's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and will also include 'Swachhata Pakhwada 2020', which started on July 1 and will be observed till July 15.

Swachh Bharat fund got Rs 777 crore in 5 yrs, but just Rs 13.8 lakh came from abroad

February 21, 2020 6:52 am

Referring to contributions from “foreign sources”, the department, which is the nodal point for SBK, stated that “all foreign contributions are received in an exclusive designated bank account held in State Bank of India”.

Feasibility survey to make Mohali garbage-free begins

October 31, 2019 11:27 am

The civic body official said that the feasibility survey found that the city is 54 per cent garbage-free but the work to make it 100 per cent could be completed by March next year.

Chandigarh declared ODF++ city

October 25, 2019 9:34 am

In order to ensure effective functioning of public and community toilets and to address proper disposal of fecal sludge, the MoHUA had introduced the Open Defecation Free Plus Plus (ODF++) and Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF+) protocol under the Swachh Bharat Mission in August last year.

#ThukMat: Netizens laud ad campaign appealing people to avoid spitting in public

October 01, 2019 4:17 pm

The pouches and bin reportedly convert spit into a semi-solid biodegradable waste while converting it into a fertiliser that can enhance plant growth.

J&K: Vaishno Devi shrine bags 'Best Swachh Iconic Place' award

September 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board Simrandeep Singh received the award for best 'Swachh Iconic Place' from President Ram Nath Kovind.


Glimpses from inside India's cleanest city Indore

April 08, 2019 11:25 am

Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey. The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka.

Down the Ganga: A look at govt's open defecation free initiative along the river

September 22, 2017 3:51 pm

As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes three years, five states along the Ganga have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.