Highlights: 12-Hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon

Highlights: 12-Hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon

Cleanathon Updates
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A big thank you to the thousands of volunteers who came out today for the clean-up drives across the country as part of the 12-Hour Cleanathon. Let's pledge to adopt #Mere10Guz in our every day lives and keep our surroundings clean.


Oct 02, 2016
360 view of the final performance by Ganesh Acharya.

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Oct 02, 2016
Ganpati Bappa Morya! As the 12-hour Cleanathon nears its end Ganesh Acharya performs the Ganesh Aarti.







Oct 02, 2016
Virat Kohli picks up the broom and joins the clean-up drive in Kolkata.




Oct 02, 2016
We are targetting to make Jharkhand open defecation free by 2018: Raghubar Das, Chief Minister, Jharkhand

Oct 02, 2016
#Mere10Guz or cleaning 10 yards of our surroundings, should be part of our everyday lives, says Nitish Kapoor of RB. Today saw 350 cleanups happen in Maharashtra alone.


Oct 02, 2016
Nitish Kapoor, Regional Director, RB, South Asia commits to building a few swachhlayas or model toilets before the end of this year.


Oct 02, 2016
The sheer number of schools that participated in the clean-up drives across India, was the most impressive part of the Cleanathon.




Oct 02, 2016
Harshdeep Kaur sings the Ik Onkar or the divine melody of the One Supreme Being on the Banega Swachh India Cleanathon.


Oct 02, 2016
Cleanliness is next to Godliness and God is everywhere, so we should work towards keeping it clean everywhere and not just inside the complex of religious places: Harshdeep Kaur, Singer


Oct 02, 2016
The clean-up in Versova beach is one of the biggest initiative undertaken by the residents for the last one year. The drive has made a lot of difference not only to the beach but it has also caught international attention with United Nations Environment Programme supporting it.


Oct 02, 2016
There is a visible impact of today's clean-up drive. But the question is can it be sustained?








Oct 02, 2016
We should have rules that penalise people for not keeping their surroundings clean. Some countries like Singapore have strict laws, we need to do the same: Navin Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power


Oct 02, 2016
A little earlier in the day Varanasi saw one of the biggest clean-up drives of the day, where 84 ghats were cleaned up.





Oct 02, 2016
Glimpses of the famous arati on the Ghats of Varanasi.


Oct 02, 2016
The daily ritual of evening arati on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi gets underway.



Oct 02, 2016
Here's a glimpse of the clean-up drive in Ajmer on Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas.




Oct 02, 2016
It is not just about building toilet and maintaining the toilets but also about what goes under the toilet. Where does the sewage go? Is it going into our rivers? Only 30% of the sewage in Delhi is treated. So we need expertise, technology to build a world class system: Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairperson, India Sanitation Coalition


Oct 02, 2016
Here's the agenda to clean-up Ajmer Sharif Dargah.


Oct 02, 2016
The tenth iconic location that is on our Swachh agenda is the Dargah Sharif at Ajmer.

Oct 02, 2016
The highlight of this year's campaign is to come up with a Swachh agenda for some iconic landmarks of India. Here's a 360 view of one the 10 shortlisted by Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Taj Mahal, Agra.

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Oct 02, 2016
360 View: As the show rolls on, Gul Panag joins Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Chandra on the Cleanathon.

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Oct 02, 2016
Glimpses of the 12-Hour Cleanathon: 360 View of Amitabh Bachchan with Deepa Malik and Poonam Mahajan


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Oct 02, 2016
From North to South, East to West, the recurring theme of the Cleanathon through the day was the participation of school students. Here's a glimpse of Welham Boy's joining the Banega Swachh India #Mere10Guz movement.


Oct 02, 2016
Schools have been a big part of the Clenanthon and actively taking part in the clean-up drives across India. Here are some of the schools from Gurugram Shri Ram School,
Paras World School, Lotus Valley International School, who braved the heat to join the clean-up drives.






Oct 02, 2016
We need to focus on recycling, be it water or waste: Pankaja Munde, Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare
 

Oct 02, 2016
Here's the agenda to clean-up Vaishno Devi shrine.


Oct 02, 2016
Vaishno Devi shrine is the next iconic destination on the Swachh agenda.

Oct 02, 2016
Go in for total involvement, include everybody from children, resident welfare societies, panchayats, administration, NGO, everyone has a role to play in the cleaning up process and make them stakeholders: Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry


Oct 02, 2016
 I Can't Hop Over Garbage On A Wheelchair: Deepa Malik

Oct 02, 2016
You have to provide adequate dustbins and toilets to people for them to use, to ensure that they don't litter or defecate: Gul Panag, Actor & Politician


Oct 02, 2016
Swachh agenda for Meenakshi temple covers issues from building more toilets to waste segregation.


Oct 02, 2016
With over 25,000 pilgrims every day, Meenakshi Temple in Madurai is one of the ten landmark locations shortlisted by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. (Read More: Meenakshi temple to be cleaned up)

Oct 02, 2016
Here's the swachh agenda for Tirupati's landmark temple.




Oct 02, 2016
The next iconic location on the clean-up agenda is the landmark in Tirupati. (Read More: What it will take to clean up the Shri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati?)

Oct 02, 2016
When might of the state and government is put behind a cause like this, it is bound to succeed: Gul Panag, Actor & Politician


Oct 02, 2016
More support for Banega Swachh India Cleanathon.
Oct 02, 2016
Here's the Swachh agenda for Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam.


Oct 02, 2016
The next iconic destination on the campaign's agenda is cleaning up the Kamakhya Devi Temple.

Oct 02, 2016
Plastic is the worst enemy, mountains of garbage at Versova beach is proof of that.


Oct 02, 2016
Deepa Malik, Silver Medalist, Paralympic Games 2016 lends her support to Banega Swachh India Cleanathon.


Oct 02, 2016
Here's the agenda for Swachh makeover of Jagannath Temple of Puri.  (Read More: How to clean-up the iconic landmark of Puri?)


Oct 02, 2016
Issues that the Jagannath Temple in Puri is grappling with.


Oct 02, 2016
Impact of Cleanathon: A family travelling from north Karnataka decided to rest for a bit in the 'just' cleaned up space at the Hebbal flyover in Bengaluru!


Oct 02, 2016
IG and DIG of Agra sign the petition to keep the city clean as part of the Cleanathon.


Oct 02, 2016
Plastics is the biggest culprit and cause a lot of the issues with garbage disposal: Jeetendra, Actor

Oct 02, 2016
Watch: Issues of cleanliness around the Golden Temple complex.

Oct 02, 2016
Here's the Swachh agenda for Golden temple.


Oct 02, 2016
How do we clean-up the area around the iconic Taj Mahal? Read more about the Swachh agenda for Agra.

Oct 02, 2016
More than 50 railway stations have been cleaned since morning, about 60,000 volunteers have participated. It is part of our one year long campaign: Bindiya Chabbra, Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation





Oct 02, 2016
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12 Comments

  1. The people of India need to change their attitude towards their surroundings. Cleanliness should be a way of life.. Because what’s the point when there are many who are cleaning but even more who are littering and spitting around carelessly.

  2. when we sell old paper ,we find money instead of that paper which is further goes to recycle.in the same way home waste is also goes into recycling, if money is given for home waste like paper then may be it will work.there is some benefits for this:
    1)recycling unit will be establish for which worker will need.
    2)Perhaps people will not throw waste on road because they shall be found profit on that waste.

    1. I think this is a very good idea. I also read how we can generate energy (low cost) from waste. We will need to privatize the generation of energy from waste so that these companies will pay money to get waste from homes and every where. Otherwise how are we going to generate the money to “buy” waste? But again, this idea is very good.

  3. There is a lot of news about making toilets in rural areas. But there is no information about how the sewage is going to be handled. Does each toilet have a septic tank? If so, who will clean the septic tank after a year or two? If not, are they letting the sewage out untreated, then it is much worse than open defecation since a concentrated dose of sewage is entering the ecosystem.

  4. With ref to live cleanathon… Almost everybody talked about building more and more toilets!…..encouraging people!…..educating people….changing attitude culture so and so forth….BUT nobody ever talked about the real reason why the ones that are already built are not being used!!….they are blaming the culture and givin all other stupid reasons…the real reason is LACK OF ADEQUATE WATER !! When there is not enough water for drinking leave alone water for bathing and washing or for using to flush the these fancy toilets!!…which typically require much water than going out on the field ! It’s simple economics of water saving rather than some cultural mindset….or some other reason like they consider toilets near their house as impure… come on!!…People don’t do “Disha maidan” to have fresh air flowing over their asses as they crap!!! So, if there is no water there will be no way to stop OD!!! We have to make water available before we construct toilets!!

  5. I really appreciate the efforts. But with due respect wanted to point out that we are still missing sustainability of such initiatives. Unless we address these, nothing is going to improve.

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  7. Pallavi Prahallad

    The requirement of public toilets is of utmost importance. But the maintenance of existence of public toilets too is needed. A public toilet requires good sanitation and water system. The government should ensure that there is water stored in these toilets.

  8. Completely agree with what Amit Sir said keeping more dustbin is not the only solution but people should cooperate for maintaining cleanliness.
    Singapore and Switzerland both are beautiful and clean countries. The only difference between these two countries is, in Singapore you are forced to keep it clean with heavy penalties and fine for littering. But here in Switzerland people do not litter as their normal habbit and everybody feels proud to keep their city, town and country clean. I am sure we will start doing the same in India too 🙂

    Thanks,
    Manish Majgaonkar
    Switzerland

    1. sridhar moudkuri

      Good work, a small suggestion ban eating of pan in govt offices and with officials.

  9. PRAKASH RAGHAVAN RAO

    It is great effort by NDTV . Charity begins at home . Unless citizens of this country are educated about cleanliness, It is difficult to sustain. As Amithabji & Prasoonji rightly suggested to the Hon. Minister that healthy civic sense should be part of curriculum from basic schooling days .
    Another important thing govt. need to do is ban sale of tobacco , pans, Gutkas etc .

  10. Chebolu Krishnamurthy

    Good initiative by NDTV 12-Hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon campaign. ‘If we observe obeisance to God or deity with purity of heart inside the temples or places of worship which are neat. We should extend the same maintaining the premises outside temples etc. and our surroundings too neat and clean. Well said Amitabh ji. Also you did mention: Lot’s of planning and years of hard work has gone into the construction of these temples of worship and monuments. People should be sensitized towards cleanliness and hygiene. They should take a proactive part in keeping their surrounding neat and clean. People who are residing in the city can contribute to preserve the cultural heritage of these places of worship, monuments etc. which they can be proud of and claim to have in their city. Apart from citizens taking a proactive role, as mentioned in the program I too feel corporate, NGO’s can step forward for proper maintenance of these toilets (‘Swachhalay’ a very good substitute for hind word for toilet ‘Souchalay’ ). Now its wonderful to see that the Swachha Bharat Abiyaan initiative that our Hon. PM Modi started couple of years back gaining ground and momentum with each year. It has raised the awareness of cleanliness , hygiene and sanitation among school children too and people throughout India.
    Further, I would like to add the importance of using advanced methods of solid waste management and waste water treatment etc. Get expertise form Scientists, Engineers, Environmental activists. If necessary get some knowledge transfer of methods used, latest techniques and procedures used abroad, from and other developed nations like the U.S. Use proper equipment necessary for the purpose. Glad to hear that more effluent treatment plants are commissioned, coming up near some places of worship, monuments etc. Also corruption is a major issue and the elected representatives of municipal corporations, MPs, MLAs etc. should utilize the available funds properly and provide adequate facilities to public. Of course citizens can contribute their bit by proactive participation.

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