Keyword : Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Morning briefing: LED bulb push is helping save Rs 2.71 crore every day

A government-sponsored programme, which outlines the replacement of incandescent bulbs and CFLs with energy-efficient LED lamps is saving a staggering 68 lakh kilowatts of energy every day. This me

All trains to have bio-toilets by 2019

  All passenger trains will have bio-toilets by 2019, the Lok Sabha was informed.   Union minister Suresh Prabhu said that it was earlier targeted to

Ending open defecation, top whistle-blower cop and, abolishing triple talaq

The figures of toilets made and to be made and the population that would be affected thus are indeed mind-boggling. Since its launch three years ago, Swachh Bharat Mission has already led to the

Getting India to Stop Going Out

When the voluminous 2011 census of India was released, there were many red faces at the centre. The painstakingly collected and collated figures showed that only 32 percent Indians were using toile

Heroine of Hirmathla

A quiet Arab spring led by the veiled womenfolk of Hirmathla is behind making this village in Nuh district, and for that matter, nearly all of Haryana an open defecation free (ODF) zone. Women who

The Man on Mission Number Two

On the Independence Day of 2014, Parameswaran Iyer was in Hanoi working as programme leader and lead water and sanitation specialist for the World Bank. He was involved in tackling a desperate scen

No one to clean this up

Bahut achha hua ki ye ganda shehar ghoshit hua (Good that Gonda has been declared as the dirtiest city),” says 48-year-old Nanda Devi in a frustrated tone. Nanda is a resident of Subhash Naga

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 –



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