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December 14, 2014 at 4:55 am
Very heartening to know the endeavour of ndtv in promoting the Swachh Bharat campaign.But, I think we are all missing a very important point in country’s cleanliness drive.i believe Vikram Chandra will explain the importance of GARBAGE SEGREGATION to our celebrities and sponsors.Please read the news item in 19th november 2014 HINDUSTAN TIMES Delhi edition where it is reported that NGT has pulled up the Delhi government and Central Pollution Control Board for ignoring the rules on this important aspect of saving our environment and the health of the villagers. Their land is being used for landfill in all the big cities of our country. We need to educate the masses, especially in metros,to start segregating the waste from their homes before disposal. Similarly, the city bodies need to train and instruct their staff to make arrangements for segregated collection and proper treatment of waste before dumping it in landfill. If not done properly, we not only allow the environment get polluted but we endanger the health of our village people. ON TOP OF IT WE ARE REDUCING LAND WHICH WE NEED FOR DEVELOPING HOUSING FOR CITIES.
December 14, 2014 at 8:37 am
I am watching your program on TV. Please stop these symbolic video shoots of kids and grown ups sweeping small spots in public. It is more important to teach people to keep their own spaces clean and genuinely and have the paid municipal people clean what they are supposed to! We also need to stop grumbling about the lack of facilities and ensure that people do not destroy, steal and misuse what is available to begin with. It is not just the poor, middle class and such who dirty public places but the rich who do the same at airports, hotels, malls and on roads where they throw out dirt from their fancy cars. So everyone needs to be “taught” how to use toilets, public spaces etc.
If women can restrain themselves from peeing and defacating in public, why shouldn’t men do the same. We go to the loo before leaving home and look for clean loos where available in public places.
Who was the man who said women self help groups should be appointed to keep public toilets free? Why not men’s self help groups? Go to Sulabh toilets which are paid toilets, you have the men who maintain them, pocketing the money and not bothering to keep the place clean. Such organisations should ensure to at least keep paid loos clean. There should be free facilities in public places and tourist places for people who can’t afford to pay Rs. 5 or Rs. 10 for a pee for a whole family!!
December 14, 2014 at 8:42 am
It should be made mandatory for Market Associations, Shops, Roadside Vendors and such to keep waste bins for people to throw their garbage and make it their responsibility too to have these bins cleared at the end of the day and have the surrounding areas clean. You will see maximum garbage thrown in market areas which are clearly lacking facilities. When they have to pay for it, they will also ensure they provide facilities.
RWAs of all residential areas should likewise ensure that there is a toilet available in each and every block for casual domestic servants, guards, drivers etc. who do not have such facilities and honestly cannot be expected to hold up all day because no facilities are available.
December 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm
I want to say that i have worked on a toilet that is not only easy to make, it can be made & used in just a few hours, it can be cleaned like fully tiled toilet like any city user’s personal toilets entire flushing drainage septic tank recyclable facility can be moved from 1 place to another at almost 60% cost of conventional toilet Government support required for all india requirements dharmesh 9850086666 I will launch it on 26th Jan & dedicate to the nation
December 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm
Sir, wonderful effort & congratulations on collecting sum 281 crores plus for Clean India. It was supported by many people to almost one face of the Entire Team. I am a small Designer & have vast experience so want to dedicate this MyToilet concept to Nation. It will not only reduce time but will be most practical, technical, corruption free & high quality at low price, Kindly do think about contacting me for the Best solution to your Clean India effort. I may need support to start production but my prototype is ready.. I have many concepts & have even implemented them partially for testing with great success!!
Kindly do contact me for Clean India & poor people getting almost 100Rs. which government or NGO spend without being diverted.
December 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm
I am much proud of seeing the activities of Swachh India Efforts. Here by Our society Which in Lanka Varansi U.P. India really honor the steps and the interest taken by Our Hon. P.M.
I am the Secretory of Vishwa Jyoti Educational Society and The Chairman Of St. Xavier’s School, Badlapur, jaunpur, U.P. The school is affiliated to CBSE New Delhi.
I am very much moved with the clean atmosphere of Forine countries like U.S. Europe Germany Etc. Where I had a short visit last year.
Now in Jaunpur which is the most educated district In the History of India. (Sorry to say very unclean) our society wands to do the cleaning work. Encouraging every one to be part of it. when we started our activities we had the opposition of the local MLA.forcing the administration to stop us from doing that of which the public became so anger and we made them quiet for time being. Now we have adopted THREE Villages by which the Badlapur New Town Area is being made for the sanitary work and awareness among all the people regarding the need of cleanliness. Our intention is to make the roll of each Us in this field.
We have all the papers ready in our society for the (FCRA) Account etc. We like to have the administrative support form the concerned department. we have already approached The P.M. office in Varanasi to have a personal talk with the Prime Minister Regarding our project.
Here by we would like call the concerned team of news reporters to Badlapur, Jaunpur for the initiation among the public.
I am basically form Kerala but have got settled in U.P. from 199. We are very involved with social activities.
May God Bless.
Yours In Love
December 27, 2014 at 3:50 pm
SIR , I AM AWAITNG YOUR ATTENTION FOR MY TOILET CONCEPT FOR WHICH I HAVE MADE A PROTOTYPE TOO. I WANT TO DEDICATE IT TO THE NATION FOR “SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAAN” FOR WHICH I NEED RECOGNISATION & SUPPORT FROM GOVT & PRIVATE COMPANIES SUPPORTING CLEAN INDIA MOVEMENT. THE TOILETS ARE FAST TO BUILD/ EASY TO CLEAN/ EASY TO BUILD/ ENVIROMENTAL FRENDLY/ CAN BE MADE ANYWHERE EVERYWHERE IMMEDIATELY. IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY TOILETS ARE MADE, ITS VERY SIMPLE TOO ENDUSER MAKES IT IN A FEW HOURS. YOU TOO MAY WANT IT IN YOUR OFFICE BUT NO IT WILL BE FOR RURAL INIA & FOR COMMON TOILETS ONLY.