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Indore and Bhopal declared India’s cleanest cities

The Swachh Survekshan 2017 has found Indore and Bhopal to be the cleanest cities in the country with Visakhapatnam adjudged the third cleanest. Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda has been ranked last; just...

PMO directs Ministries to prepare two-year action plans for Swachh Bharat implementation

All Ministries have been directed to prepare two year action plans for the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission by the...

Uttarakhand all set to become open defecation free by May

With nine of the 13 districts declared open defecation free (ODF) so far, authorities in the state of Uttarakhand are confident of achieving complete ODF status by May...

Karnataka for making manual scavenging legal to get rid of pesky scavenger deaths

In a bizarre announcement, Karnataka’s social welfare minister H. Anjaneya has informed that the state plans to introduce a legislation seeking to legalise...

Three manual scavengers die of asphyxiation trying to decongest manhole

In an incident of blatant violation of rules and misconduct on the part of contractors, three persons lost their lives trying to decongest a manhole in...

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