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Tag: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Gandhiji’s Logo On Liquour Packets Triggers Row In Odisha

Nuapada: At a time when the whole country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, logo of his iconic glasses with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan label found printed on the packets of country-made liquor in Boden block of Nuapada district drew condemnation from all quarters. Locals, intellectuals and women in the area expressed resentment […]

Demolition Of Solar Fish-Drying Project Irks Fisherwomen In Gopalpur

Berhampur: The demolition of the lone solar fish-drying project in Gopalpur of Ganjam district for production of dry fish (sukhua) has sparked resentment among local fisherwomen. The project reportedly started back in 2014 as part of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore with an aim to provide sustainable […]

Odisha Girls Take Govt's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' To The Next Level

Berhampur: Today’s education system has become so burdensome that students fail to take out time for  extra-curricular activities, but two girl students of Krupasindhupalli under Patrapur block in Ganjam district have struck a balance between studies and social work. Every morning, both M. Sibani Dora and E. Sandhya Dora step out of their homes with […]

BSF dog squad participates in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Jammu: Registering their role in the Modi government’s major mass movement, the Border Security Force (BSF) dog squad participated in the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” initiative at the Jammu Railway station and bus stop on Wednesday on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The dogs, carrying a small dustbin in their mouths, walked around […]

How Swachh Is Swachh Bharat Abhiyan In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Mahatma Gandhi had said ‘sanitation is more important than independence’ and riding on this ideology the NDA government introduced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to ensure a clean and open defecation-free India. However, alleged irregularities in the noble yojana have raised eyebrows over its effective implementation in Odisha. The case in point here is the […]

Modi Govt Launches 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' For Water Conservation

New Delhi: On the lines of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the Central government on Monday launched ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ – a campaign for water conservation and water security, in the wake of an acute water crisis in the country. Teams of officers from the Central government will visit and work with district administration in 1,592 […]

Inspired by PM Modi, Odisha man takes up 'Swachh' Mission

Balasore: At a time when most of the people are busy in their own lives, Sk Manan of Balasore has dedicated his life for the service of others. With a broom in his hands, Manan is now on a mission to spread the message of cleanliness in the city. Be it the temple, mosque or […]

Scam in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Massive irregularities alleged in toilets construction

Cuttack: The Centre’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan seems to have taken a backseat in Odisha as the State government has allegedly failed to check massive irregularities in the mission to make the country and the state open defecation free (ODF). While the State government claims to have made all the blocks and districts of the State […]

Pay hike to benefit 25 lakh Anganwadi workers: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBM) has become a “people’s movement” with a large participation of women, noting that the decision to hike compensation will benefit around 25 lakh Anganwadi workers and their families. The Minister said SBM has witnessed a “phenomenal increase” in rural sanitation from 39 […]

Modi urges students to join 'Swachh Bharat' internship

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged students across the country to join the government’s “Swachh Bharat Summer” internship programme. “Exams are over. Students are now worried about what they should be doing during the vacations. Internship programmes have become famous among the youth. Such a programme is an experience in itself. “I […]

Youths pledged for Nua Odisha Nirmana: Pradhan

Konark: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the ‘Nua Odisha Nirmana Abhijan’on the auspicious occasion of Utkal Dibasa at Chandrabhaga sea beach in Konark in Puri on Sunday. The event is organized under the banner of Prachi Trust, a social organization. As a part of the programme, thousands of youths gathered at the Chandrabhaga sea […]

Sans maintenance, Modular urinals lie dysfunctional in Berhampur

Berhampur: The roadside urinals set up by Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are lying dysfunctional questioning the hype around improved sanitation system of the town. The urinals built in the recent past, emanate stench and even the water connection system needs repair and renovation. In the absence of water […]

Kajol named ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat

Mumbai: Actress Kajol, an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative. Kajol on Thurday took to Twitter to urge people to become “swachhta doot” and contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. “It’s a great honour to be chosen […]

Tribal woman mortgages jewellery to build toilet

Dewas: Inspired by the central government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh mortgaged her jewellery to build a toilet in her house. Annapurna Bai lives in Amodiya village with four children, including two daughters, and her husband, a labourer. She says she did not like defecating in the open so without waiting for […]

Can't judge Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Anupam Kher

Mumbai: As Bollywood celebrated the Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas here to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, actor Anupam Kher criticised those finding faults with the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and called for contribution instead of judgements. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Kailash Kher were also present at the event. Asked whether Prime Minister […]

Delhi zoo begins National Wildlife Week celebrations

New Delhi: The Delhi zoo today began the National Wildlife Week celebrations, with many activities planned for school children and wildlife enthusiasts in its premises. On-the-spot painting competition, wildlife quiz, Rangoli-making, debate competition, clay modelling, poster- making and amateur photography are some of the events lined up from October 2 to October 8. “The National […]

India is our home, we should keep it clean: Anushka Sharma

Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday came out to Versova beach to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and said people should keep India clean. “It is appreciable that our Prime Minister Mr. Modi has made Swachh Bharat Abhiyan an important mission for us. If people think they should keep their homes clean, […]

Family fined Rs 75,000 for defecating in the open in MP

Betul (MP): A panchayat at a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district has imposed a fine of about Rs 75,000 on a family for open defecation. The panchayat of Rambhakhedi village also served notices to 43 other families there to stop defecating in the open. “About a month back, the family was advised to stop […]

Army destroys old files under cleanliness drive

New Delhi: Thousands of old, unclassified files, CDs, and other material have been destroyed by different departments of the Indian Army as a part of its cleanliness mission, sources said. The exercise under the newly launched ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa Hai’ mission saw heaps of redundant material being destroyed. The Military Intelligence wing, at its South […]

Indore tops cleanest cities list; UP's Gonda country's dirtiest

New Delhi: Indore topped as the cleanest city of India while Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda was last from the end thus becoming the dirtiest city in the country, a list unveiled by the Urban Development Ministry said on Thursday. Bhopal came second from the top while Vishakhapatnam was placed at third position in the list, Union […]