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4 reasons why India needs a separate Union sanitation ministry

Sanitation is always clubbed with other departments, which lead to its neglect, says Devanik Saha. Sanitation in India is a grave issue. Though large scale campaigns have been launched by......

Swachch Bharat mission head Vijaylakshmi Joshi quits

Vijaylaxmi Joshi, secretary in the Union government in-charge of the ambitious 'Clean India Mission', has sought voluntary retirement from service. Her request for voluntary retirement citing......

Now Modi 'desires' swachh government offices by August 15

The Union government has decided to continue up to August 15 the "cleanliness drive" in all central government offices, public sector institutions, including banks and other departments as the......

'Both India and China must help Nepal, more so India'

'Right now, people are living under plastic tarpaulins and tin roofs' 'More than assistance, Nepal needs good understanding and support from the international community' Siddhartha Kaul, president......

HC stays Centre's eviction notices to Cong MPs Soni, Selja

The Delhi high court on Friday stayed the Centre's eviction notices to two Congress members of Parliament and ex- ministers, Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja, until July 2 while seeking the......

Mysuru is India's cleanest city

Metro cities are ranked lower in cleanliness index and tourist towns also lag Several cities from Karnataka and West Bengal have emerged at the top of the Swachh Bharat index, with Mysuru topping......

Success of Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to present the NSSO report on the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan  on October 2.   On June 31, the Union ministry for drinking......

Swachch Bharat? Indian villagers still ignore water, sanitation, streetlights

Money allocated for rural India has increased, but expenditure of panchayats is not adequate and inconsistent, say Prachi Salve & Saumya Tewari of Panchayats (village councils)......

Scanty rains: States told to gear up to meet water demand

With the MeT office predicting a ‘deficient’ rainfall across the country in the coming monsoon season, the Centre on Tuesday asked the states to make preparations to tackle drinking......

How 46 million Indians are being slowly poisoned

Water from as many as 78,508 rural habitations is contaminated by arsenic, fluoride, iron or nitrate, finds out Chaitanya Mallapur/ Around 46 million people in India - or the size of......
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Kolkata scientists find affordable solution to arsenic contamination of groundwater

The simplest and cheapest solution to arsenic contamination of groundwater has been found to be none other the red laterite soil that is abundant... ...
Waterless toilet by IIT-B professor hopes to put an end to open defecation in rural India, slums

What's a toilet without water? Addressing rural India's dual shortcomings — lack of water and toilets — a senior faculty of IIT-Bombay has... ...
MP falters on Swachch Bharat targets in first year

Nandabai Korku, 35, may be the president of Khirakia Krishi Upaj Mandi in Harda district of MP, but back home in Temlabadi village, she and her... ...
Government to honour 100 swachh achievers

NEW DELHI: Kalbelia, a folk dancer who entertains tourists for a living, had vowed to cut half of his moustache if people in his village did not... ...
Data show state in the dumps

Poor sanitation standards hound people in Bihar A survey conducted by the Centre has caught Bihar napping on several fronts as far as human... ...

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