This young girl from Jamshedpur made a thoughtful resolution to use her pocket money for a noble cause.18-year old Mondrita Chatterjee was determined to do something when she discovered that several girls in her town were dropping out of school due to lack of toilets.
Throwing garbage on the lanes is a day-long activity. For strange reasons, BMC has been displaying undue tolerance. Need of the hour is to identify some ugly spots where this habit is strong, fix CCTV cameras, capture images of people in flagrante delicto and initiate criminal action.
Be it Deojharan or Similihata, the remote villages in Deogarh district are certainly the talk of the town. These tiny villages set in the picturesque mountainous backdrop, have invited many sanitation champions in recent past. Students and practitioners alike are thronging the villages to understand what it takes to construct a toilet and regularly use […]
Bhubaneswar: If all goes as per plan, Odisha will become an open defecation-free state by December 2018, informed Parameswaran Iyer, who is currently leading the Swachh Bharat Mission for the Government of India. Iyer, who held discussions with senior officials of Odisha government and had a courtesy meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, stated that […]
Deogarh: Though the State government has declared Deogarh the first ‘open defecation-free’ district, the ground reality tells a different story. Owing to the lack of piped water supply for villages in the district, people have not been able to use latrines built under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Like the villagers of Sanadangaghat in the district […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as three years have elapsed since its inception, the Swachh Bharat Mission has reportedly failed to achieve its desired goal in Odisha as around 50 lakh families are still defecating in open and lack toilets. In some cases, toilets which have already been built under the mission are not even in a proper […]
Keonjhar: An elderly couple of Harshapur village under Raisaina panchayat in Keonjhar has failed to get a house under government schemes for the past five years and is living in a 4ft x 3 ft toilet. Naku Naik aged 70 and wife Sumati Naik have been spending their lives in a toilet built under the […]
Puri: Cleanliness drive in the district under the Swachh Bharat Mission scheme has turned into farce after review reports by the district administration pointed out extensive irregularities in toilet construction projects under the flagship programme. In a major shake-up after reviewing the progress of the projects in different blocks at the DRDA office here on […]
Students, both boys and girls of a residential school in Khajuripada, Kandhamal, are forced to go for open defecation and bathe in nearby forest due to absence of toilets and portable drinking water.
Bhubaneswar: Among 400 odd cities, Bhubaneswar ranked 94th in the list of clean cities in the Swachh Survekshan-2017, the results of which were announced and awarded by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi on Thursday. Nine cities and towns of Odisha were included under the Swachh Sarvekshan that evaluated 434 cities in […]
New Delhi: The results of the City Sanitation Ranking Survey ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ will be announced by the Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) today. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu will announce the results at the National Media Centre, New Delhi which will be followed by an award ceremony. The Ministry had initiated Swachh Survekshan-2017, in […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha will become open defecation free staste by October 2019, informed secretary of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation department, Prameswaram Iyer while reviewing the implementation of Swachh Bharat mission in Rural Odisha. Iyer also informed that target has been set to make Deogarh open defecation free by December 2016, and Balasore by March 2017. […]
Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri has been included in the list of 10 places in the first phase for a special cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Mission
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Swachh Bharat Mission has turned into the world’s biggest mass movement on sanitation and has given a mantra for making the world cleaner. “Political leadership, public funding, partnerships and people’s participation are the four mantras for making the world cleaner,” he said in his address […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the contribution of India’s ‘Nari Shakti’ (women power) in the Swachh Bharat Mission was immense. “The contribution of India’s Nari Shakti (women power) in the Swachh Bharat (clean India) Mission is immense,” Modi said while launching the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’. “Youngsters are ambassadors of […]