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Modi`s key initiatives: Analysis

Prime minister Narendra Modi completes his one year in office on Monday. Governance Now has reviewed some of his key promises and initiatives taken in one year and what needs to be done in near fut

Swachh Bharat: How is it possible without toilets?

The Narendra Modi government has promised that every household in India will have toilets by 2019. This also accounts for complete eradication of open defecation. The construction of toilets with t

India reduces open defecation by 31 percent: UN report

India has ‘moderately’ reduced open defecation by 31 percent since 1990 but succeeded significantly in providing access to improved drinking water to more people in urban and rural area

Karnataka leads in students’ awareness campaign on Swachh Bharat in urban areas

Southern states lead in awareness campaign under Swachh Bharat mission in urban areas. According to the urban development ministry Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Andhra Prade

UP fails Swachh Bharat test; PM`s Varanasi ranks 418

Uttar Pradesh has performed veyr poor in centre’s Swachh Bharat test. In a ranking of 476 cities conducted by ministry of urban development, only one UP city, Etawah, has figured among the cl

Morning briefing: PM Modi in Kashmir today, may announce economic package

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir today, his first visit after the PDP-BJP coalition came to power in the state. He will address a public meeting at the Sher-i-Kashmir crick

Evening digest: Centre snubs SC as it declines to frame draft procedure on judges appointment

Government today expressed its inability before the supreme court in formulating the draft Memorandum of Procedure (MOP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary. Attorney General Mukul Ro

Morning briefing: Prime minister meeting departmental secretaries today

Prime minister Narendra Modi is today meeting secretaries of the central government. Official sources said performance of various departments and development works being undertaken by them will be

The way to a clean city starts with a single citizen

As I walk across the thickly crowded lanes of Malad East in P North ward with Subhash Rane, I notice that unlike the rest of Mumbai, streets here are devoid of any dumping sites, garbage heaps or s

Andhra Pradesh first state to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas

Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first state in the country to make all of its urban areas ‘Open Defecation Free’ by October 2 this year, marking the two years of the launch of Swach

Must read stories on world environment day

June 05 is observed as world environment day across the globe. According to United Nations Environment Programme, this year’s theme is on the illegal trade in wildlife. Read de

PSUs asked to contribute to Swachh Bharat pool

The government has turned to state-run companies to contribute to an account created to finance the prime minister`s Swachh Bharat programme. The department of public enterprises (DPE) has sent out

“Swachh Bharat represents toilet users, not toilet cleaners”

As the government plans to build 12 crore toilets by 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the Magsaysay award winner questions who will clean these toilets and how many people will die cleani

The ‘gramin’ way to swachhata

Globally, almost a billion people defecate in the open. There has been a 31 percent reduction in open defecation in India from 1990 to 2015, which alone represents 394 million people, said

Experts stress on the need to scale up village water safety and security process

Scaling up village water safety and security (VWSS) can help improve access to quality drinking water and condition of household toilets. It can also help face floods and drought situations, NGO sa

Majority of Indians unaware of e-waste: Study

Though e-waste is one of the most talked about waste issues globally, the study to assess awareness levels of e-waste among common citizens reveals that a majority of Indians are unaware of this to

Toilet travails

“Toilets are being built. I ask, where?” wonders Asha Devi, a 38-year-old native of Khushiyari village near Varanasi. The village in prime minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary c

Government calendar dedicated to Modi!

It is prime minister Narendra Modi all the way in the 2017 calendar released by the government of India. It is akin to sycophancy displayed by Congress leader Dev Kant Barooah who pr

No common standardised programme on sanitation systems: Expert

For an emerging country like India, it is easier to take part in exploratory missions to Mars than to tackle its sanitation challenge. The former can be addressed through a linear process spearhead

And the city softly sings the blues

India is a largely rural country with 68 percent of its population living in villages. As per the 2011 census, approximately 32 percent of the population or 38 crore people stay in cities. This fig

A tall, clean order

The sight of the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, on a sunny winter morning is nothing less than perfection. The lush green lawns around it, the spick-and-span streets, and the

Indore cleanest, Gonda dirtiest in India

Indore is India’s cleanest city, while Gonda in Uttar Pradesh is the country’s dirtiest, according to the Swachh Survekshan-2017 that was conducted in 434 cities and towns.

Building a better home

Growing up in a village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, Ravinder Kumar had often witnessed the lackadaisical attitude of government officials. An ambitious teenager, he believed that there wer

Stories you must not miss this weekend

There are many surmises: was she killed because she was anti-establishment? Was she killed because of the rise of that right-wing that disliked her anti-Hindutva stance? Was she killed because she

Stories you must not miss this weekend

Instant triple talaq – which the supreme court banned recently, while asking the government to legislate against the decadent practice – is something Muslim women had no doubt wanted to

An ODF experiment that succeeded

An experiment carried out to make Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district Open Defecation Free (ODF) succeeded due to an official’s innovative approach, noted a World Bank blog.  

Charity not necessarily begins at home

Policy planners may already be engaged in analysing why the country does not look cleaner than it was three years ago. The central government has launched several schemes from time to time –

732,207,000 Indians don’t have access to basic sanitation: Report

India, the world’s second-largest country by population, once again comes out top for the highest number of people without basic sanitation, said a WaterAid report. The report

When corporates step in to save the environment

It’s Monday afternoon. The otherwise spick and span organic waste converter (OWC) room in the backyard of Mindspace IT Park in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, is emitting a strong odour – like tha

Manual scavenging: A road with no end

There seems to be no end in sight for manual scavenging which still persists in some parts of the country. In FY 2018-19, the union government allocated Rs 20 crore to Self- Employme

Can we handle our e-waste?

India is the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world and has discarded approximately 18 lakh metric tonnes of e-waste in 2016, which is 12 percent of the global e-waste, according to a Unite

A beast in the city

It stands more than 50 metres high, belching noisome fumes, fomenting numerous methane fires, and attracting thousands of kites, an affront to any success the Swachh Bharat campaign may have achiev

An elastic plastic ban

For a ban that arrived with a bang, it seems to be fading away even before it could take effect. The Maharashtra government has backtracted to allow groceries and general stores to continue to use

E-vehicle chargers inaugurated in Udyog Bhawan

Two e-vehicle charging stations, one for fast charging (DC) and the other for slow charging (AC), were recently inaugurated by minister of heavy industries and public enterprises Anant Geete at Udy

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