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Swachh Delhi App turns out to be a hit
Delhi's sanitation drive which took place from November 22-30 following the launch of Swachh Delhi App has turned out to be huge success for the Government. The Urban Development Ministry has informed that...
'Open defecation free' status of villages to be verified by state governments
 
In a bid to take the Swachh Bharat’s sustainability quotient a step higher, the centre has asked state governments to verify the ‘...
National Green Tribunal unhappy with Railways’ practice of discharging waste directly onto the tracks
 

The Swachh Bharat Mission’s baseline survey report of 2012 named Odisha and Bihar as the states having the worst sanitation figures in the entire nation. While 88% of households in Odisha had no toilets, the figure stood at 78% for the state of Bihar.

A reinvented approach is required to eliminate open defecation under the overarching Swachh Bharat framework and the current scenario in...

Not unlike most villages that make up rural India, Seema in Rajgir block of Nalanda district showed little interest in structured sanitation. Open defecation was rampant and a sizeable chunk of the village’s earnings was spent on tending to the ill and diseased. Little did the villagers know that a change in tradition was imminent.

Supported by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), NRMC...

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