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Tag: Swachh Bharat

Congress Alleges Massive Corruption In Swachh Bharat Prog & PMGSY In Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: Swabhiman Anchal, erstwhile cut-off region in Malkangiri district is not just combating the Maoist menace and problems concerning basic amenities, but many other issues it seems. Allegations are now rife that there is rampant corruption in the implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme and the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the area. […]

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Swachh Survekshan 2020: PM Modi To Announce Results Of Survey

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the results of the fifth edition of the nationwide annual cleanliness survey, ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’, on Thursday, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has said. Ministry spokesperson Rajeev Jain said on Tuesday that 1.87 crore citizens participated in the survey of 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards […]

A Swachh Bharat Milestone: Google Maps Show 57K Public Toilets In India

New Delhi: In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission, Google Maps now lists over 57,000 public toilets in over 2,300 cities across the country, the company announced on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversay, fulfiling a key aspiration of the Father of the Nation. More than 2.5 lakh users […]

Unicef Praises Swacch Bharat Programme As 'Game-Changer'

New Delhi: The ‘Swachh Bharat Mission of the Modi government is an “example-setting programme for the world” and a “game-changer” as it altered the way Indian society behaved towards cleanliness, a top official of the UNICEF said. In an interview to IANS, UNICEF India’s Sanitation (WASH) chief Nicolas Osbert showered praise on the programme announced […]

PM Modi shows he practises what he preaches on cleanliness

Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps an eye for cleanliness even outside India, showing to the world that he practises what he preaches. On his arrival at the George Bush Intercontinental airport here on Saturday for the “Howdy, Modi” community event, the prime minister was presented with a bouquet of flowers by an American dignitary, […]

New India says 'We Will' rather than 'Will We?': PM

New Delhi: Taking a leaf out of former US President Barack Obama’s famous “Yes we can” speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the “new India” where people say “We will” rather than asking “Will we?”. “Five years ago people would ask will we ever be able to be free of dirt? Will we […]

Odisha languishes at bottom in Swachh Bharat: Eco-Survey

Bhubaneswar: In the country’s swachh drive, Odisha failed to do a neat job. The State finished second from bottom in the country in the indicator of access to sanitation. Consequently, Odisha was ranked as the 2nd in high open defecation. Such home-truths about State’s ‘untidy’ strides were to fore in the Economic Survey – 2018-19 […]

FIR against Dharmendra for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Protests against Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan continue to intensify following his controversial comments comparing the ’Chhera Panhara’ rituals of Rath Yatra with the ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme. Activists of Odisha Vikash Parishad (OVP), a Bhubaneswar-based outfit, today lodged a complaint at Kharavel Nagar Police Station demanding an apology from the Union Minister. The outfit alleged […]

Dama Rout slams Dharmendra for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Tuesday criticised Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the’Chhera Panhara’ rituals performed during Rath Yatra with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and said that Pradhan’s remark is a reflection of his inflated ego. Chhera Panhara is a ritual where flowers are thrown on the floors of the three chariots and […]

OTV impact: Elderly couple living in toilet to get a govt house

Keonjhar: A day after the OTV telecast plight of an elderly couple of Harshapur village under Keonjhar Sadar block living in a toilet built under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the local administration today visited the couple and promised a house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Keonjhar Sadar BDO Adikanda Behera reached the village and […]

Open defecation report doesn't reflect Swachh Bharat progress: Centre

New Delhi: The Union government on Tuesday said a recent report by Water Air that more than 732 million Indians defecate in the open or in unsafe/unhygienic toilets does not reflect the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission. A report by the international non-governmental organisation titled “Out of Order — The State of the […]

With no roof over head, man turns Swachh Bharat toilet into home

Rourkela: The Swachh Bharat campaign says your home is not complete without a toilet. But a man has turned his toilet as his home in Rourkela after failing to get assistance from administration for the repairs of his dilapidated house. According to reports, Chotu Routia has turned a Swachh Bharat toilet as his home after […]

Swachh Bharat campaign now a mass movement: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign launched by him three years ago has today become a “mass movement”. “Today, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India campaign) is no longer that of Bapu, nor that of the government or municipalities. I have no claims to make that this is […]

Odisha Govt Requests UGC To Extend UG & PG Exams Deadline To October 10
UGC to Universities- Plant 70 trees to mark 70th year of Independence

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities across the country to celebrate the third anniversary of the “Swachh Bharat” campaign and plant 70 saplings to mark 70th year of the country’s Independence. The varsities and higher educational institutions have also been asked to send photographs to ensure compliance with the directive. “The […]

Suresh Prabhu meets 'fine actor' Akshay, Bhumi

Mumbai: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu met Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar and says that he appreciates the actors effort to spread awareness about Swachh Bharat through their forthcoming film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”. Prabhu on Tuesday took to Twitter, where he shared a series of photographs of the meeting with the two actors. He also […]

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Puri among 10 iconic places to have intl cleanliness standards

New Delhi: The Central government has identified 10 iconic places including Puri in Odisha for observing international standards of cleanliness under the Prime Minister’s flagship ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ with the help of the World Bank, officials said here on Thursday. The government said it is also in the process of drafting standard operating procedures (SOP) […]

PM asks banks to fund 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs'

Mumbai:Taking forward his 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked banks to help create one lakh 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs' in a year by financing cleanliness and waste management ventures.