Press Releases

  • Fourteen States firm up Action plans for IEC in SBM-G

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation today held a National Consultation on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) {SBM-G} in Delhi. This was the second such consultation under the Ministry’s plan to finalise IEC plans of all the States. In the first consultation, held on January 19-20, 201...

  • Swachh Shakti 2018 celebrated in Lucknow with 15000 women Swachh Bharat champions resolving to usher in clean India on International Women’s Day

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, organized a Women’s Convention called Swachh Shakti 2018 today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, at Lucknow. 8000 women sarpanches, 3000 women Swachhagrahis and women champions from other walks of life from across the country were r...

  • Swachh Shakti 2018: 15000 women Swachh Bharat champions to gather in Lucknow on International Women’s Day

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, is organizing a Women’s Convention – called Swachh Shakti 2018 – tomorrow, on International Women’s Day, at Lucknow. 8000 women sarpanches, 3000 women Swachhagrahis, 2000 mahilasamakhyas from Uttar Pradesh and women sarpanches from across the co...

  • Swachh Bharat emphasizes importance of SLRM in rural areas

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation held a two-day national consultative workshop on Solid and Liquid Resource Management on 22ndFebruary and 23rd February 2018 in the national capital. The workshop was organized in association with the Tata Trusts, and covered topics ranging from Gobar-dhan, Biodegradable Waste Manage...

  • Centre's mega water and sanitation push in Uttarakhand, Uma Bharti launches Ganga Gram, New Swajal Project and Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place

    As a special initiative, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, today launched the Bagori Ganga Gram project, New Swajal Project at Bagori and Gangotri Iconic Place at Dunda village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Besides creating cleanliness, providing basic amenities to the people of Ganga bank villages, t...

  • Swachh Bharat adequately funded, will meet 2019 goal: Uma Bharti

    The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, today said that the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is an adequately funded programme, and the Government is confident of the realization of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by October 2nd, 2019, the 150th birth ann...

  • "Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park” inaugurated in Delhi

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trusts, has developed a Sanitation Park which was inaugurated in the Capital today by Union Minister, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri P...

  • 3 lakh villages and 300 districts & 10 States/UTs declared ODF 6 crore toilets built under Swachh Bharat

    The Swachh Bharat Mission is the largest behaviour change programme in the world. Through mobilization of rural communities, the SBM (Gramin) has truly turned into a jan andolan, a people’s movement. As per a progress update shared in the capital today, over 6 crore toilets have been built across rural India under the Mission. Two independent ...

  • States pledge to galvanise behaviour change efforts to ensure ODF India in 2019

    On 19th and 20th January, 2018, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a two-day National Consultation on Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) in Gurugram, Haryana. The Consultation was attended by the senior most officers from States and Swachh Bharat Mission Directors from across the country. The participants focused on a variety ...

  • Public Sector Banks to make big push for Swachh Bharat

    Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Shri Rajeev Kumar, and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer held a joint video conference today with all public sector banks and public sector financial institutions to ramp up lending in the rural sanitation sector. The credit institutions committed to strive...

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