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

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’ 

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

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

Inside India's cleanest city, Indore

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

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

The evolving role of a secretary

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


The power of political push

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

Report by Delhi's Urban Development Dept: Half the funds for Swachh Bharat mission unspent

Delhi government's Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) received Rs 1,886 lakh to construct community toilets. Of this, it has spent Rs 732.55 lakh, while the remaining Rs 1,153.85 lakhs (61%) remain unused.

Between 2014-15 and November 2017: Govt funding for various development schemes was Rs 68,270 crore

Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat are the biggest beneficiaries in terms of funds allocated for schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission and PMAY (Urban)

Chandigarh’s neat push: Download Swachh app before taking part in Carnival contests

On first two nights, the winner of the lucky draw will get a tab as a prize while on the concluding day, they would get a laptop.

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Pretty dirty picture: A tale of two Delhi neighbourhoods

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.

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Back To Waste Basics

Urban food discards were also recognised as a potential resource, not a waste. In Portuguese Goa, bullock carts would move from bungalow to bungalow, collecting kitchen leftovers for on-farm composting. This was the earliest Indian version of doorstep waste collection. In big cities like Bangalore, farmers would bring their produce to town for early-morning auctions, […]