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Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are fighting against funding crunches and rough terrains to implement the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's vision

Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland’s Uphill Fight Against Open Defecation

Despite its existence for more than two years, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is yet to display significant results in the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, where crunch of funds and rough terrains have made it difficult to provide accessibility to toilets and drinking water
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‘Har Ghar Jal’: A Promise On World Water Day, To Supply Clean Water

From launching a new app that can track water projects across the country, to rating how each state provides water to its citizens, this is how the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation marked World Water Day
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How The Yamuna Went From One Of India’s Holiest To One Of World’s Dirtiest

How The Yamuna Went From One Of India’s Holiest To One Of World’s Dirtiest

Delhi's wastewater drains are the primary source of effluents in the Yamuna, making the river's water completely unusable. Though these drains nearly half of Delhi's sewage runs into the river, untreated
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This Village Had No Clean Drinking Water, Toilets For Nearly Half A Century

For 45 years, villagers in Assam’s Gandhigaon had no access to safe drinking water and toilets. It was common for villagers to spend most of their money on getting treatment for water borne disease. Until last year, when a simple technology not just brought clean water to every household but also empowered each villager to have a stake in the wellbeing of the village
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The Great Ganga Cleanup A Timeline

The Great Ganga Cleanup: A Timeline

Considered to be one of the endangered rivers of the world, river and flood experts have raised concerns over the contamination of River Ganga. As the Government gears up to make River Ganga pollution free, here is a look at the Namami Gange journey
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Women seem to be taking the lead in helping achieve the dream of a 'Swachh' Bharat. Here's how women sarpanches are pushing for cleaner villages
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Women turned scuba divers for a day at Kerala's Kovalam beach to spread awareness on ocean pollution

Scuba Diving Off Kerala Coast To Spread The Swachh Message

Women from different walks of life turned scuba divers for a day to create awareness on ocean pollution and it's environmental impact at Kerala's Kovalam beach
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A Workshop On Tackling The Problem Of Arsenic Contaminated Water In The Ganga Basin

High levels of arsenic have been found in groundwater around the Ganga basin in several parts of India, which can only be countered by technological solutions, alternate sources of water and cooperation between various government and non-government bodies
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40 Steps To A Toilet, Yet She Defecates In The Open

30-year-old Santara Devi has access to 2 mobile toilets and 1 community toilet both of which are 40-steps away from her, but she still prefers to walk further and defecate in the open. This is her story
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About 300 million women in India do not have access to toilets and defecate in the open. A study showed that women who use open defecation sites are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted. It is against this backdrop that the Swachh Bharat Mission assumes greater relevance, bringing in its scope issues of women’s safety, their access to higher education, even challenging the caste system
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