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

Interest Free Loans Make This Maharashtra’s Village Open Defecation Free
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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’
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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

Chennai, Indore Take The Road To A Plastic Free Journey, This Is Their Innovative Story
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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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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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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
Season 4 Highlights Waste Management
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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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?
Swachh Hygiene Index
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

The National Green Tribunal on April 19 directed the Karnataka state government to clean up the lake within a month
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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 Swacchta
Swachh Hygiene Index
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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NGT Orders Shutdown Of Industrial Units In Bellandur

Toxic froth covered the Bellandur lake causing problems for its residents
Lakes Of India News
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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Will The Swachh Campaign Finally Tackle The Scourge Of Manual Scavenging?

Police Suspect Cleaning Of Septic Tank Could Have Killed Four Sanitation Workers In Madhya Pradesh
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Despite being made illegal in 1993, more than 700,000 manual scavengers are still employed by many households in India
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More Than 3 Crore Toilets Built So Far Under Swachh India Campaign

Parihar Block In Remote Bihar Declared Open Defecation Free
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Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the government aims to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) and achieve 100 per cent sanitation coverage by October 2019
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Government Targets 100% Waste Segregation, Eyes World Record

Government Targets 100% Waste Segregation, Eyes World Record
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The Ministry of Urban Development announced that it would be introducing a programme to encourage source segregation of waste. It also hopes to set a world record for the maximum number of pledges to take up segregation
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