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National Green Tribunal Serves Notice To States And Union Territories Over Plastic Waste Management Rules
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National Green Tribunal Serves Notice To States And Union Territories Over Plastic Waste Management Rules

The National Green Tribunal has directed the states and union territories to come up with a plan of action before May 30 for implementing the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 after the Central Pollution Control Board filed a Public Interest Litigation alleging that states were not following the rules
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Along with the building of toilets, there must be a dedicated water policy
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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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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Haryana Aims To Become Open Defecation Free By This September
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Haryana Aims To Become Open Defecation Free By This September

Since the launch of Swachh Bharat, the Haryana government has built 25,000 individual household toilets out of the target of 1,06,373, and more than 1500 community and public toilets
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Civic Bodies Not Involved With Swachh Bharat Mission, Finds Citizens Survey
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Government Ministries To Prepare A Two Year Action Plan

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s office has directed all the ministries to prepare a two-year action plan for implementation of the much-celebrated ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan‘. The execution of the plans will be monitored by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Rural Development Ministry along with
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22,000 New Toilets Later, Sircilla Is Telangana’s First Open Defecation Free District
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‘Swachh Bharat Mission Taking Rapid Strides,’ Says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

The Indian Railways have also taken the Swachh route with the introduction of bio-toilets in trains, as well planning a green corridor track free from human waste in many areas
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Biomass Energy Could Be An Effective Solution To Waste Disposal, Burning Crop Stubble: Punjab Chief Minister
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Biomass Energy Could Be An Effective Solution To Waste Disposal, Burning Crop Stubble: Punjab Chief Minister

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said pollution levels can considerably come down with a centralised system which could be used for generating biomass energy by mixing solid waste and stubble from harvested crops
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State Pollution Board Shuts 30 Polluting Industries Around Bellandur Lake
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State Pollution Board Shuts 30 Polluting Industries Around Bellandur Lake

Earlier this month, the National Green Tribunal had ordered the shutdown of 500 industries around the lake to clean it up
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Ganga Clean Up: Green Tribunal Directs Polluting Industries To Shut Down
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Ganga Clean Up: National Green Tribunal Directs Polluting Industries To Shut Down

The Green Court identified 13 industries along the Ganga as the primary source of pollution to the river's Bagad drain
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Yogi Adityanath sets October 2018 as deadline for UP to be open defecation free
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Open Defecation Free UP: Will Yogi Adityanath’s October 2018 Deadline End State’s Sanitation Woes?

Uttar Pradesh has 59,000 gram panchayats and nearly 1 lakh villages in the state. Can it achieve the ambitious target set by Chief Minister Adityanath to be open defecation free by 2018?
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The Punjab government has decided to ban the use of certain products made of plastic in a bid to conserve the deteriorating environment
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Punjab Becomes The Latest State To Ban Plastic Products

Notification regarding the ban will be issued once the ban is formally approved by the state Cabinet
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Bill Gates Gives PM Narendra Modi A Glowing Review For The Success Of Swachh Bharat Mission
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Bill Gates Gives PM Narendra Modi A Glowing Review For The Success Of Swachh Bharat Mission

In a recently published blog post, Bill Gates wrote about the success the Swachh Bharat Mission had already achieved and the ingenious approach being adopted by the government and other people to meet the Mission's targets
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Uma Bharti warned officials of a lacklustre attitude towards the 'Namami Gange' project
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Uma Bharti Issues Warning Against Lacklustre Attitude Towards ‘Namami Gange’

Despite an allocation of Rs. 20,000 crores for 5 years, funds to clean Ganga have not been properly utilised by the NMCG
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Zsuzsanna Ferrao and her husband Lisbon have taken inspiration from the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and are regularly cleaning up the Rangaon beach in Palghar
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This Hungarian Woman Is Cleaning Beaches To Spread PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Message

The Rangaon beach is regularly strewn with discarded footwear, liquor bottles, syringes and other garbage
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Kerala To Form A Common Body To Clean And Protect Rivers
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Kerala To Form A Common Body To Clean And Protect Rivers

The central government has offered help in cleaning up Kerala's water bodies - the Bharatpuzha, Periyar rivers and the Vembanad lake
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As The Yamuna Remains 'Maili', Supreme Court Gives Green Court Sole Jurisdiction To Curb Pollution
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Yamuna Pollution Falls Under The Jurisdiction Of National Green Tribunal (NGT): Supreme Court

To streamline the process and prevent parallel, conflicting judgments about pollution in the Yamuna, the Supreme Court transferred its PIL on Yamuna pollution to the National Green Tribunal
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