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Swachh Bharat Mission


Like Swachh Bharat, Jal Jeevan Mission will benefit the wider economy

February 22, 2020 10:36 am

It is fairly clear now that investment in sanitation is actually a facilitator for broader economic, health and social gains. This is the chain of arguments that we encouraged the sanitation ministers of Africa assembled at Addis Ababa to use to bring their finance ministries on board.

Swachh Bharat Mission has thrown up six guiding principles, which can be applied to any large transformation scheme

January 02, 2020 12:31 pm

A prime minister in the 1980s had famously said that of every rupee spent by the government, only 15 paise reached the intended beneficiaries. This statement symbolised the skew in emphasis on “policy” in favour of “implementation”.

Swachh Bharat Mission: ‘Waste of public money’, Corporators slam BMC for appointing consultant

November 15, 2019 2:06 am

In a bid to implement Swachh Bharat Mission effectively, the BMC has appointed a consultant as Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The BMC has finalised consultant M/s E&Y for one year and will pay it at least Rs 50 lakh.

Swachh Sarvekshan 2019: How Peddapalli became the cleanest district in the country

October 14, 2019 6:51 am

By working with the people, the district has not only topped the cleanliness survey but also reduced dengue cases.

Valmiki Basti five years on: ‘Swachh Bharat has improved colony, not our lives’ 

October 02, 2019 12:54 pm

Close to the temple is Valmiki colony, where sanitation workers currently live in flats given by the government. Back in 1946, many Valmiki families stayed in slums near the temple and most of them worked as sweepers in nearby areas including Gole Market and Connaught Place.

This 30-year-old mother from Jharkhand braved abuse at home, doubts in her village to build toilets for all

July 08, 2019 7:10 am

One of 55,000 women masons behind ODF tag, Foolmani Devi is Jharkhand’s Swachh Bharat face

Inside India's cleanest city, Indore

April 07, 2019 10:41 pm

Over 600 city corporations have visited Indore to learn how a city, which ranked 25 in the 2016 cleanliness survey, has managed to consistently top the charts since then. From over 700 new toilets and urinals to 3,000 roadside bins and a live tracking system to monitor garbage vans, Indore did a lot of things right.

Diving into a revolution

January 23, 2019 6:58 am

Swachh Bharat Mission has had to overcome a ‘degree of difficulty’ to bring about behavioural change.

The evolving role of a secretary

December 28, 2018 10:27 am

Secretaries to the Government of India are playing evolving, increasingly multi-dimensional, roles.

The power of political push

November 23, 2018 8:38 am

Swachh Bharat Mission has achieved what previous sanitation drives could not. This owes much to the PM’s initiative


Pretty dirty picture: A tale of two Delhi neighbourhoods

October 12, 2014 7:18 pm

Dipankar Ghose and Aniruddha Ghosal spend a night in Defence Colony and Kotla Mubarakpur, two colonies in Delhi that are separated by more than the road that divides them, to watch the daily clean-up operation.


Back To Waste Basics

June 22, 2020 6:57 pm