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  • Jal Shakti Abhiyan becomes a jan andolan. Second field visit review today

    The Cabinet Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, reviewed the work done so far under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA),and in particular the second field visit of the 1100 central government officers to the 256 most water stressed districts of India. He lauded the efforts and commitment of the officers in helping makethe Jal Shakti Abhiyan a people...

  • Minister of Jal Shakti chairs meeting of State Ministers for Jal Jeevan Mission

    Union Minister for Jal Shakti,ShriGajendra Singh Shekhawat,chaired aConference of State Ministers on Jal Jeevan Mission in New Delhi today. State Ministers in-charge of Drinking Water from 17 States; and Principal Secretaries/Secretaries attended theconference. The objective of the Conference was to discuss the implementation of the newly anno...

  • India’s Largest Rural Sanitation Survey Launched

    Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019 (SSG 2019) in the capital today. To be instituted from August 14 to September 30, 2019, SSG 2019 will cover 17,450 villages in 698 districts across India and include 87,250 public places namely schools, anganwadi centers, public health centres, haat/b...

  • Official response from MDWS to recent Reuters story about the Swachh Bharat Mission

    The Reuters news agency has, earlier today, published a story titled “Modi proclaims a cleaner India, but the reality may be more murky”. In this story, it has raised questions around the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), specifically the findings of the recent National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19. The Nationa...

  • Independent Verification of Swachh Bharat Grameen confirms over 96% usage of toilets

    The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19, conducted by an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) under the World Bank support project to the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), has found that 96.5% of the households in rural India who have access to a toilet use it. The NARSS also re-confirmed the Open Defecation Free (ODF...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates the Safai Karmacharis working in Kumbh

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, honoured and paid respect to the safai karamcharis working in the Kumbh Mela, by washing the feet of five of them. The Prime Minister washed and wiped each of their feet in a private interaction. He also had a brief conversation with them before joining the main event.

  • Prime Minister addresses 16,000 women Swachhata Champions to honour Swachh Shakti

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today saluted the contribution made by women in leading the Swachh Bharat people’s movement. He was addressing 16,000 women Swachhata Champions from across the country who have come to Kurukshetra, Haryana, for the Swachh Shakti 2019 convention.

  • Amitabh Bachchan Stars in ‘Darwaza Band-Part Two’ to Sustain Sanitation Gains

    The Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen today launched the 'Darwaza Band -Part 2' campaign which focuses on sustaining the open defecation free status of villages across the country. The campaign, produced by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, was launched in Mumbai in the presence of iconic actor Shri Amitabh Bachchan, Maharashtra’s Min...

  • Swachh Bharat Mission Scales up Waste Management in Rural India: Forty six New Projects Committed Countrywide

    The Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG) of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, held a National Workshop on Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) on 30th and 31st January 2019 in New Delhi. The workshop was attended by District Collectors, CEOs, CDOs, Executive Engineers and other officers, from across the country.

  • Uma Bharti stresses the importance of ODF Sustainability at Swachhata Samaroh in Agra

    Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, today highlighted the importance of sustaining the open defecation free status achieved in over 5.5 lakh villages and 600 districts across rural India. She was addressing a Swachhata Samaroh in Agra of over 5000 key swachhata stakeholders like Gram Pradhans, Swachhagrahis, ASH...

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