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India At 70: Swachh India Independence Day Special

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Independence Day
As India completes 70 years of independence, we look at the issues that India has grappled with since Independence when it comes to sanitation, how has the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan fared so far? The challenges that India faces when it comes to its polluted rivers or overflowing landfills that threat to drown India in its own garbage. And finally we look at some proactive action being taken to clean up some of the iconic places of India and we profile some ordinary people who have become Heroes of the swachh movement through their extraordinary initiatives.
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E-Toilets With Feedback Feature, A Kerala Social Enterprise’s Initiative To Involve People To Improve Services

E-Toilets With Feedback Feature, A Kerala Social Enterprise's Initiative To Involve People To Improve Services
Kerala News
A user can simply press the feedback switch if the floor is dirty and this will send an e-notification to the web server, post which the floor will automatically be cleaned after the user exits the e-toilet
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Draft Fresh Guidelines For Streamlining Waste Collection In Dwarka: High Court Tells South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Draft Fresh Guidelines For Streamlining Waste Collection In Dwarka High Court Tells South Delhi Municipal Corporation
Delhi News
The High Court has directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to put its draft guidelines of waste management on the website and invite feedback from the citizens within a specified period of time
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Of The 445 Rivers Monitored, 275 Rivers Have 302 Polluted Stretches: Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

Of The 445 Rivers Monitored, 275 Rivers Have 302 Polluted Stretches: Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan
News
The Central Pollution Control Board examined the water quality of 445 rivers across the country and found 275 stretches to polluted, Maharashtra topping the list with 49 stretches
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Build Toilets Before September 30 To Avail Welfare Scheme Benefits, Says Puducherry Government

Build Toilets Before September 30 To Avail Welfare Scheme Benefits, Says Puducherry Government
News Puducherry
Despite receiving the first installment of the toilet subsidy (Rs 20,000), many families in Puducherry have not initiated any steps to construct the toilets
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World’s Plastic Waste Could Bury New York’s Manhattan 2 Miles Deep, Says Study

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News Plastic Waste
In 2015, the world created 448 million tonnes of plastic that is more than twice as much as made in 1998
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Delhi Records 7 Deaths In Past One Month Due To Sewer Cleaning Activity, Is Manual Scavenging Privately Thriving In India?

Delhi Records 7 Deaths In Past One Month Due To Sewer Cleaning Activity, Manual Scavenging Privately Thriving In India
Delhi News
Four men had died while cleaning a tank containing poisonous sewage in south Delhi's Ghitorni in July 15 while three died while cleaning a sewer line in Lajpat Nagar recently. In both cases the victims were hired by private contractors
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Delhi High Court Slams Civic Bodies For Lack Of Cleanliness Maintained In City Schools

Delhi High Court Slams Civic Bodies For Lack Of Cleanliness Maintained In City Schools
Delhi News
As per a PIL filed by an NGO, the garbage discarded by students in government schools isn’t cleared on a regular basis by the civic bodies because of which the standards of cleanliness and hygiene are very poor
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Rural Sanitation Has Risen To 66%, A Healthy Tradition Has Begun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

National Green Tribunal Directs Delhi, Uttar Pradesh To Remove Debris From Yamuna Floodplains In 3 Weeks
News
Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014, 2.17 lakh villages and 155 districts have been declared open defecation free and rural sanitation has increased from 39 per cent to 66 per cent
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National Green Tribunal Directs Delhi, Uttar Pradesh To Remove Debris From Yamuna Floodplains In 3 Weeks

National Green Tribunal Directs Delhi, Uttar Pradesh To Remove Debris From Yamuna Floodplains In 3 Weeks
National Green Tribunal News
To ensure that the rejuvenation process of river Yamuna is carried out smoothly, the National Green Tribunal had earlier banned open defecation and waste disposal on the floodplains of Yamuna and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000
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Police Suspect Cleaning Of Septic Tank Could Have Killed Four Sanitation Workers In Madhya Pradesh

Police Suspect Cleaning Of Septic Tank Could Have Killed Four Sanitation Workers In Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh News
Police in Bardu village suspect the possibility of workers inhaling poisonous gases while carrying out the cleaning activity
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Construct 44,000 Toilets Daily To Make Uttar Pradesh Open Defecation Free By October 2 2018: Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar To District Magistrates

Construct 44,000 Toilets Daily To Make Uttar Pradesh Open Defecation Free By October 2 2018: Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar To District Magistrates
News Uttar Pradesh
In a review meeting of Swachh Bharat Mission Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar recommended the district magistrates of Uttar Pradesh should dedicate atleast 30 minutes daily to monitor the work of constructing toilets
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