Posts by: Priyanka Bhattacharya

Priyanka Bhattacharya

3 Crore Toilets But Not Enough Water. Why the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Needs A Dedicated Water Policy

3 Crore Toilets But Not Enough Water. Why the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Needs A Dedicated Water Policy
While toilet construction is a critical step in ending the scourge of open defecation, most toilets being built under Swachh India mission rely heavily on water. In a country scarce in water supply, it often leads to a toilet that cannot be used
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India, France Sign MoU To Develop Breakthrough ‘Waste To Wealth’ Technology

India, France Sign MoU To Develop Breakthrough ‘Waste To Wealth’ Technology
The new technology will focus on treating all kinds of household wastes and will also convert 90 per cent of it into residue fuel, compost and valuable raw materials
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Indore’s Swachh Turnaround: Recycling 50% Of Its Plastic Waste

Indore’s Swachh Turnaround: Recycling 50% Of Its Plastic Waste
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Until a few months back, Indore was the biggest plastic waste generator in Madhya Pradesh and burnt almost 13,000 kilos of plastic waste daily leading to air pollution and several health problems
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Eco-friendly Toilets, Nappy Changing Counters: Indian Railway Toilets Just Got Swankier

Eco-friendly Toilets, Nappy Changing Counters: Indian Railway Toilets Just Got Swankier
After the big push for bio-toilets in Indian Railways, now it's time for the toilets to get a premium class makeover. Both air conditioned and non-AC coaches on all Indian trains will be renovated with these high-end toilets within few months in order to improve passenger experience and make Swachh India dream a reality
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An 11-Year-Old Girl’s Fight For More Toilets In Her Village

An 11-Year-Old Girl’s Fight For More Toilets In Her Village
What started as a fight for toilets grew to tackle issues of child marriage, malnutrition and teenage pregnancies that were endemic to the village. It also led to a district-wide campaign for more toilets
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Waste Management Should Be Taught In Schools, Amitabh Bachchan Tells NDTV

Waste Management Should Be Taught In Schools, Amitabh Bachchan Tells NDTV
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The actor, who was speaking at the launch of Season 4 of NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India, believes that the first step of community participation is to teach children about cleanliness from a very young age
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Even Leftover Water From Bottles Not Wasted In This Bengaluru School

Even Leftover Water From Bottles Not Wasted In This Bengaluru School
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The students of the school have also pledged to take waste management initiatives back to their homes
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This Kolkata School Sets A Trend, Reuses And Recycles All Waste, Recycled

This Kolkata School Sets A Trend, Reuses And Recycles All Waste, Recycled
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The students of Sri Sri Academy in Kolkata have set across a great example in reducing and recycling solid waste
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How This Gurugram Housing Complex Reduced Its Waste By A Whopping 82,000 Kgs

How This Gurugram Housing Complex Reduced Its Waste By A Whopping 82,000 Kgs
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Garden Estate complex in Gurugram recycle half of their kitchen waste and have successfully produced and used nearly 7000 kilos of compost in less than a year
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Swachh Hygiene Index: How Close Are We To The Dream Of A Swachh Bharat?

Swachh Hygiene Index: How Close Are We To The Dream Of A Swachh Bharat?
From toilets and sewerage to health, the Hygiene Index has evaluated the performances of 10 cities in the areas of sanitation and hygiene. Here's how the cities performed and what they can do to improve
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Clean Up Bellandur Lake In A Month: Green Court Raps Karnataka Government

Clean Up Bellandur Lake In A Month: Green Court Raps Karnataka Government
Authorities have been instructed to fine anyone found to be dumping waste in or near the lake Rs 5 lakh
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Behaviour Change Communication: Innovative Ways In Which People Are Changing Mindsets About Swachhta

Behaviour Change Communication: Innovative Ways In Which People Are Changing Mindsets About Swachhta
Changing our habits and attitudes towards sanitation and hygiene is critical for the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission. This, perhaps, is also the toughest challenge the Mission will have to scale
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Top 10 Things To Know About India’s Waste Management Woes

Top 10 Things To Know About India’s Waste Management Woes
For clean India to work, our country first needs to solve its waste disposal problem. From solid urban waste to sewage to chemical or industrial waste – every waste is mismanaged and has become a mammoth problem in the face of rapid urbanization
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NGT Orders Shutdown Of Industrial Units In Bellandur

NGT Orders Shutdown Of Industrial Units In Bellandur
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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered all industrial units in Bellandur to shut down. Despite promising swift measures after the Bellandur fire, civic authorities have admitted that only half the sewage pumped into the lake since then has been treated, leading to toxic froth and other problems
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