Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Indore Pushes For Copper Vessels And Metal Utenils To Replace Single-Use Plastic

Indore Pushes For Copper Vessels And Metal Utenils To Replace Single-Use Plastic
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In a bid to make Indore single-use plastic-free, the Municipal Corporation of Indore is bringing back ‘lotas’ and metal utensils in government offices and is setting up ‘Bartan Banks’ from where the citizens can borrow reusable utensils to serve food at parties and return later
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Swasth India: Competition Among States Can Improve Their Health Index, Says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Swasth India: Competition Among States Can Improve Their Health Index, Says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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In a bid to increase the focus of state governments and Union Territories on improving healthcare and providing nutrition, NITI Aayog has developed a health index report in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the World Bank to rank the states in real-time on the basis of their performance on various health indicators like fertility rate, maternal mortality rate, number of vacancies of doctors among others
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Chalo Anganwadi : The Rural Child Care Centres In Rajasthan Are Taking A Lead To Fight Malnutrition

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In a bid to make people in the rural areas aware about health, sanitation, and nutrition, the state government of Rajasthan has started ‘Chalo Anganwadi’ initiative in collaboration with non-government organisations like Tata Foundation
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Swasth Warrior: This Indigenous Low-Cost Breathing Device Developed By Two Bengaluru Based Engineers Is Helping Save Lives Of New-Born Babies In Rural India

Swasth Warrior: This Indigenous Low-Cost Breathing Device Developed By Two Bengaluru Based Engineers Is Helping Save Lives Of New-Born Babies In Rural India
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Saans, a neonatal breathing support system is designed to work without skilled manpower, electricity and infrastructure and provides a low-cost solution to the unmet medical need in the areas with inadequate medical infrastructure
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Fighting To Abolish The Dehumanising Practice Of Manual Scavenging, Bezwada Wilson Says ‘No One Should Clean Excreta By Hand Just For Roti’

Heroes Of Swachh India: Fighting To Abolish The Dehumanising Practice Of Manual Scavenging, Bezwada Wilson Says ‘No One Should Clean Excreta By Hand Just For Roti’
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A country free from manual scavenging is the dream that Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning human right activist Bezwada Wilson has for India, as he continues to fight to free manual scavengers from the inhumane working conditions 20 years after the practice was legally abolished
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Defying All Odds Dr. Rajendra Singh, The Waterman Of India Is Reviving Water Bodies Using Traditional Conservation Methods

Heroes Of Swachh India: Defying All Odds Dr. Rajendra Singh, The Waterman Of India Is Reviving Water Bodies Using Traditional Conservation Methods
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The Waterman of India, Dr. Rajendra Singh who has transformed the drought-prone landscapes of Rajasthan into flourishing eco-systems, through indigenous water harvesting methods talks about river pollution, and aspirations to revive the dried-up water bodies across the country
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Meet Chinu Kwatra, A Beach Warrior On A Mission To Clean All Beaches And Riverfronts In The Country

Heroes Of Swachh India:  Meet Chinu Kwatra, A Beach Warrior On A Mission To Clean All Beaches And Riverfronts In The Country
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Leading a team of 40 beach warriors and 120 social activists, Chinu Kwatra has cleared over 2200 tonnes of garbage from seven beaches of Mumbai in 100 weeks
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Heroes Of Swachh India: SWaCH Pune, A Cooperative Of Waste Pickers Is Keeping 1000 Tonnes Per Day Of Waste From Entering Landfills By Promoting Waste Segregation At Source

Heroes Of Swachh India:  SWaCH Pune, A Cooperative Of Waste Pickers Is Keeping 1000 Tonnes Per Day Of Waste From Entering Landfills By Promoting Waste Segregation At Source
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As the primary focus of Swachh Bharat Mission shifts from making the country open defecation free (ODF) to ODF plus which also includes waste management and tackling the problem of the increase in garbage in the country, SWaCH Pune is one of the warriors of Swachh India leading this shift
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Electric Vehicles To Become Cheaper From August 1 As GST Rates On Vehicles And Chargers Have Been Slashed

Electric Vehicles To Become Cheaper From August 1 As GST Rates On Vehicles And Chargers Have Been Slashed
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The GST Council has also approved exemption from GST on hiring of electric buses by local authorities to popularise electric mobility as a means of public transport, in addition to reducing GST on electric vehicles and EV chargers
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Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Every Village To Fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s Clean India Vision

Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Every Village To Fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s Clean India Vision
Addressing the Lok Sabha in the Parliament House, Speaker Om Birla asked the Members of Parliament to work towards the fulfillment of Mahatma Gandhi's vision by taking his message of cleanliness to each citizen of the country for a healthy future
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Budget 2019: As Water Crisis Intensifies, Allocation For Drinking Water Increased But For Ganga And Other River Conservation Cut

Budget 2019: As Water Crisis Intensifies, Allocation For Drinking Water Increased But For Ganga And Other River Conservation Cut
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The government has launched ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ to ensure drinking water to all by 2024, however, it slashed budget for major schemes for the conservation of water sources like National Ganga Plan, National River Conservation Groundwater Management
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With Its Intensive Anti-Plastic Drive, Mount Abu Gears Up To Become Plastic Free On This Independence Day

With Its Intensive Anti-Plastic Drive, Mount Abu Gears Up To Become Plastic Free On This Independence Day
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In a bid to protect the environment and wildlife from the menace of plastic, Sirohi, Rajasthan administration and city Forest Department have decided to ban plastic and declare the Mount Abu area a plastic-free zone on August 15 for which they have started a 45-day campaign to help the people and shopkeepers prepare for the ban
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Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Big Boost To E-Vehicle Industry

Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Big Boost To E-Vehicle Industry
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In her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed policy measure like reducing GST, removing custom duties on some components and income tax exemption to make electric vehicles cheaper
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Electric Vehicle Industry Cheers Budget 2019 As E-Vehicles Set To Get Cheaper In India

Electric Vehicle Industry Cheers Budget 2019 As E-Vehicles Set To Get Cheaper In India
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To boost electric mobility, the central government has announced tax benefits for buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles in this year's budget, which according to the electric vehicle (EV) industry sends a clear signal that EV manufacturing is the next big thing in the government’s vision
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