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  • Speed of sanitation coverage is India’s pride: Prime Minister

    With the country's toilet coverage reaching close to completion, people from across the country today celebrated the World Toilet Day with mass awareness and mobilization activities. The focus was on usage of toilets, which is closely linked to the Prime Minister’s call for a Swachh Bharat by October 2019. In a tweet on this occasion, the Prim...

  • Swachh Bharat Mission to celebrate World Toilet Day tomorrow with nationwide activities

    The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) will celebrate the World Toilet Day tomorrow with mass awareness and mobilization activities across States and districts. The focus is on usage of toilets, which is closely linked to the Prime Minister’s call for a Swachh Bharat by October 2019.

  • Sanitation on Ganga Bank gets Big Push as Uma Bharati holds back to back People’s Convention

    Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati today held the fourth Ganga Gram Swachhta Sammelan within the last two weeks to strengthen Sanitation based all round development in the villages on the bank of Ganga.

  • Uma Bharati calls upon villagers on Ganga bank to raise sanitation levels

    Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati has said that people on the bank of Ganga ned to take proactive charge of maintaining and raising sanitation standards so that the cleaniness of the river can be ensured. She was speaking at Ganga Gram Swachchhata Sammelan at Kannauj, in Uttar Pradesh today. About eight thousands s...

  • Rural Jharkhand declared ODF, West Bengal commits to become ODF by December 2018

    A regional review meeting of the Eastern States was held in Kolkata, West Bengal, today. The workshop comprised discussions on sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), and rural water supply. Teams from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha joined the review. Key aspects of sustainability such ...

  • All North Eastern States commit to declaring ODF by December 2018

    A regional review meeting of the North Eastern States was held in Guwahati, Assam, today. The workshop comprised discussions on sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), and rural water supply. Teams from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim joined the...

  • Pilot Ganga Grams will be the role model for village cleanliness

    Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ms. Uma Bharati has said that maintaining sustainable behavior towards better sanitation is everyone’s responsibility. She was speaking in Ganga Gram Swachchhata Sammelan at Chyavan Rishi Ashram in Chousa Village of Buxar district in Bihar yesterday. About four thousands Swachhagrahis, Ganga vol...

  • Jharakhand to become ODF by by 15th of this month

    Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati said that with the present rate of sanitation coverage in the state, Jharkhand will become open defecation free state on it’s upcoming foundation day - 15th November. She was speaking in Ganga Gram Swachchhata Sammelan at Rajmahal in Jharkhand . About ten thousand swachhagrahies, Gan...

  • Swachh Bharat Mission announces World Toilet Day Contest for District Collectors

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation today announced the Swachh Bharat World Toilet Day Contest for districts and States. As the Swachh Bharat Mission enters its fifth and final year, the purpose of the Contest is to encourage all districts in India to re-intensify the sanitation people's movement with a special focus on ODF Sustainab...

  • Southern Regional Review Meeting on Swachh Bharat Quality and Sustainability organized in Chennai

    The Southern Regional Review Meeting on Sustainability of the outcomes of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) was organized in Chennai today. The States/UTs of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu participated in the review.

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