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  • Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II

    The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM (G)] at a National Dissemination and Consultation workshop here today. He was joined by the Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, Secretary, Department of Dri...

  • Cabinet approves Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II

    The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM (G)] till 2024-25, which will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM). The program will also work towards ensuring that ...

  • Annual Review Meeting of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) at Baidyanath Dham Deoghar, Jharkhand

    The 3rd Annual Review meeting on Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) was held today at Baidyanath Dham Deoghar, Jharkhand. The SIP is the brainchild of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and is coordinated by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Thirty Swachh Iconic Places ha...

  • Jal Jeevan Mission tableau awarded as the best tableau in Republic Day Parade 2020

    The magnificent tableau of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, highlighting the Government’s new initiative ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ which aims at providing Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024, has been adjudged the best tableau, jointly with the NDRF tableau. Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh awarded the best tab...

  • Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Sadhguru advocate people’s participation in Jal Shakti Abhiyan

    The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurated the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) national review and workshop here today. The workshop also included a special interaction with Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation. The daylong workshop began with a session by the Minister and Sadhguru in the morning, and was then follow...

  • Aamir Khan lauds District Officials for Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)

    The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, organised the ODF Sustainability workshop here today, with a special session by Shri Aamir Khan (Actor and Founder, Paani Foundation). As part of the workshop, the Swachhata Darpan Awards were presented by Shri Khan to the best performing districts on key swachhata...

  • Prime Minister Launches Atal Bhujal Yojana

    On the Birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) and named the Strategic Tunnel under Rohtang Pass after Vajpayee, in an event held in New Delhi today.

  • Prime Minister releases Operational Guidelines for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)

    The Prime Minister released the Operational Guidelines of JJM in a function organised at Vigyan Bhawan, which is observed as Good Governance, here day. The Operational Guidelines will help various functionaries involved in the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission.

  • Cabinet approves Atal Bhujal Yojana

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the implementation of the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), a Central Sector Scheme with a total outlay of Rs.6000 crore to be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25).

  • NSS 76th round survey haslimitations with respect to issues relating to sanitation

    The recently released NSS 76thround survey on “Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition”, July-December, 2018, as a part of the report, has acknowledged respondent bias, i.e. individual households, when asked a leading question on whether they have ever received benefits from the government, not admitting that they have toilet...

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