Tag: Swachh Bharat

Caya, the largest contributor to Swacch Bharat Mission

Swacch Bharat Mission, the flagship programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was launched with a mission to provide and improve sanitation facilities in rural areas of India and make the villages open defecation free by providing toilets. Apart from the initiatives taken up by the government to achieve this goal, there are private companies, NGO’s […]

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The new "Swachh Bharat” Tool: Hygiene Index

Hygiene Index is a tool which evaluates parameters that can help guide cities in the direction of better sanitation and hygiene. It is a tool that evaluates the performance of Indian cities and rates every city under the campaign, on a scale of one to five. Source: NDTV

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Centre approves ten new Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat

The second quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission, was held recently at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Ten Swachh Iconic Places are already implementing action plans in Phase 1. The meeting was attended by the […]

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Government eyeing world record on Swachh Bharat this year

The central government is eyeing a world record for its flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission. It is also set to launch a four-month campaign across the country to achieve 100% waste segregation and garbage-free cities. The Ministry of Urban Development would launch the campaign in 900 cities on World Environment Day (June 5), with the […]

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UP CM states Swachh Bharat will be a top priority

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has declared that the goals and targets of the Swachh Bharat Mission are of top priority to the new government in the state. He made this declaration when a Central Government team led by the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer, met him in Lucknow […]

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Swachh Bharat to follow BBMPs micro garbage disposal policy

Bengalurus micro-policy for solid waste management is set to be likely emulated across the nation under the Swachh Bharat scheme. Already in pilot mode in ward number seven (Byatarayanapura) and ward number eight (Kodigehalli), the BBMP is expanding the micro-policy across the city. Under the policy, an autorickshaw will collect waste from 750 homes in […]

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Aligarh leads in Swachh Bharat awareness campaign in urban areas

Aligarh leads 500 cities in undertaking Swachh awareness generation activities under the fortnightly thematic activities as required under the Swachh Survekshan-2017, which was launched by the Ministry of Urban Development. During the evaluation of IEC (Information, Education and Communication) activities by the ministry, Aligarh has scored the maximum marks. IEC performance has been assessed by […]

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Swachh Bharat honours Citizen Swachhta Champions

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India, has launched a short film series on the Swachh Bharat peoples movement titled, An Open Mind, in honour of sanitation champions across the country who are driving positive behaviour change in their communities by helping eliminate open defecation and adopt safe sanitation practices. The […]

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Swachh Bharat cleanliness drive observed in Kerala

As part of Swachh Bharat Mission, a two-week-long cleanliness drive was observed at government offices and autonomous institutions in Kerala. State Minister for Health and Social Justice K K Shailaja inaugurated the drive by cleaning the premises of the state secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. The minister also read out a cleanliness pledge to officials. A number […]

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Pranab Mukherjee addresses 100 Swachh Bharat Ambassadors

  President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed concern over poor sanitation conditions in Indian cities and called for immediate remedial measures through effective actions by all stakeholders. He addressed about 100 icons from different walks of life, designated as Swachh Bharat Ambassadors by Prime Minister, Urban Development Minister and the state governments. The President said, Long […]

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