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

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

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: PMC's ODF plan goes off track along railway lines

While the PMC is vying for ODF++ (Open Defecation Free) ratings from the Centre as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, claiming it has progressed two notches up in achieving ODF drive targets, the picture is starkly different along railway tracks passing through its jurisdiction.


Swachh Bharat toilets in Nandurbar being used for many purposes — except defecation

A majority of people in this water-scarce region are averse to having toilets so close to where they live. “There is just no water. We travel long distances for drinking water. It is unthinkable for us to use it for cleaning toilets. No one in the village has really used the toilets since they were built,” says Kalusing Padvi.

‘96.5 per cent rural homes that have toilets use them’

The survey was carried out from November 2018 to February 2019 and included 92,040 households in 6,136 villages, covering schools, anganwadis and public/community toilets.

Not by force

Officials using coercion to implement Swachh Bharat Mission are going against PM’s goal of turning mission into movement

PM Modi announces launch of 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ on September 15

PM Modi said, "On October 2, we mark the start of Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary. It is also the day Swachh Bharat Mission completes 4 years of being a historic mass movement aimed at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India."


Swachh Bharat Summer Internship: HRD invites applications, website to launch on April 25

Swachh Bharat Summer Internship: As per MHRD gudelines, students during the period of internship need to adopt one or more villages and conduct activities of their choice to contribute to the cause of rural sanitation in India

Beyond urban squalor, hope lies with Swachh Bharat’s rural footsoldiers

The more urban the landscape became the filthier it was and in most towns and cities the story is the same so from an urban viewpoint Swachh Bharat appears to have made no difference.

Manipur's Senapati district gets Open Defecation Free tag

Till Tuesday, Manipur was among the only three states not to have a single ODF district, the other two being Bihar and Goa. The state is now looking to become the third state in the North East to attain the ODF tag.

Wealth from waste

GOBAR-Dhan initiative will aid Swachh Bharat, increase rural incomes

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Glimpses from inside India's cleanest city Indore

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

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.