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Water supply in Chennai, Tamil Nadu's capital city's principal reservoir of Poondi has dropped from 11,300 litres per second to 3,400 litres per second, indicating a crunch in freshwater supply
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The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's funding mechanism works on a sharing basis between the Centre and the respective state governments
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Pune is yet to tackle its waste problem holistically, despite being ranked as the 13th cleanest city in India, according to Swachh Survekshan
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Uttar Pradesh, which plans to become open defecation free by October 2018 has a worrisome sanitation scenario in both its rural and urban areas. But the state's first and till now only open defecation free (ODF) district can serve as a good model to follow for rest of the state
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Mohali Villages Get Toilets: 5 Young Students Help Build 230 Toilets

Five young students take up the challenge of spreading awareness about building toilets. Fighting the age old notions of open defecation and lack of awareness was not easy. Punjab has a sanitation coverage of over 75 per cent and aims to become open defecation free by October 2017
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Andhra Pradesh, which has sanitation coverage of 53.96 per cent, can learn from Vizianagaram on how to fast track construction of toilets and simultaneously work towards bringing about behavioural change in people
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India generates around 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually and the truth is that it takes around 500 to 1000 years for any plastic waste to completely decompose itself. Here's what other cities and states need to learn from Kannur, India's first plastic free district
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Could These Tiger Worm Toilets Revolutionise Sanitation In India?

Being touted as one of the emerging toilet technological interventions, the tiger worm toilet is an income generating toilet, since the manure from this can be sold for Rs 10 per kilogram
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Smart Cards and LED Lights Have Redefined This Solar Powered Community Toilet Complex In Thane

With nearly 80 per cent sanitation coverage across the state, Maharashtra plans to declare all its urban areas as ODF by October 2017
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Why The Road Ahead For Swachh Bharat Mission Is A Tough One For Urban India?

With a planned budget of Rs. 62,000 crores, the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) plans to construct 1.2 crore household and 2,50,000 public toilets by 2019
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Not Just ODF: Here’s How Kanyakumari Is Working Towards Securing The ODF Plus Tag

Kanyakumari aims for total sanitation, not just in terms of toilets built but also in terms of solid and liquid waste management, improvement of sewage systems and adequate water supply due to their direct linkage with sanitation.
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The Centre for Science and Environment's analysis on the Swachh Survekshan 2017 says that the survey prefers cities with centralised waste management systems. This, however, has been refuted by the government
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A look at the metropolitan cities reveals a mixed picture. Pune is the cleanest metro with the 13th rank while Chennai is the dirtiest, coming in at the 235th place
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The total amount sanctioned to Delhi under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is Rs. 360 crores, of which Rs. 139 crores have already been received by the Delhi civic bodies
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In two months, Indore in Madhya Pradesh has produced 200 kilos of compost by installing nine composting pits in three vegetable mandis
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