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.
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.”
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 02, 2019 1:05 pm
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.
May 31, 2019 3:41 am
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.
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.
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.