Posts by: Saptarshi Dutta

Saptarshi Dutta

Four Years Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: With Over 9 Crore Toilets, India Inches Towards Becoming ODF

Four Years Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: With Over 9 Crore Toilets, India Inches Towards Becoming ODF
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Stepping into its fourth year, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has achieved significant milestones in both the rural and urban front, though it will take more than five years to achieve and sustain cleanliness all over the country
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Northeast India’s Success In Improving Rural Sanitation Yet To Be Replicated In Its Urban Areas

Northeast India’s Success In Improving Rural Sanitation Yet To Be Replicated In Its Urban Areas
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Improvement of sanitation facilities in rural areas has made Northeast India one of the best performing regions in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, though the urban performance is yet to reach the scale of success witnessed by rural Northeast India
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A Swachhata Pioneer, Dr Mapuskar’s Legacy Lies In Bringing Sustainable Sanitation In Maharashtra’s Dehu

A Swachhata Pioneer, Dr Mapuskar’s Legacy Lies In Bringing Sustainable Sanitation In Maharashtra’s Dehu
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Long before the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched, Dr Suhas Vithal Mapuskar launched a safe sanitation awareness campaign in Maharashtra’s Dehu, and worked extensively on community-based sanitation solutions
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In Maharashtra’s Melghat, Malnutrition Continues To Pose A Mortal Threat To Children

In Maharashtra’s Melghat, Malnutrition Continues To Pose A Mortal Threat To Children
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Despite slight improvement in treating malnutrition in Amravat's Melghat, over 400 children continue to die every year
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With More Than 95 Per Cent Sanitation Coverage, West Bengal Set To Go Open Defecation Free By March 2019

With More Than 95 Per Cent Sanitation Coverage, West Bengal Set To Go Open Defecation Free By March 2019
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West Bengal’s sanitation drive pre-dates Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and its rural sanitation coverage is one of the highest among eastern zone states in India
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Swachh Report Card: Can Punjab Become ODF By October?

Swachh Report Card: Can Punjab Become ODF By October?
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With rural Punjab’s open defecation free status complete, urban parts of the state to join the ODF list by October
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Swachh Report Card: Open Defecation Free Rajasthan Faces Challenge Of Ensuring Hundred Per Cent Toilet Usage

Swachh Report Card: Open Defecation Free Rajasthan Faces Challenge Of Ensuring Hundred Per Cent Toilet Usage
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Rural and urban areas in Rajasthan were declared ODF in 2018, but the state will need to ensure all toilets built are actually used by people for the true goals of Swachh Bharat Mission to be accomplished
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Amitabh Bachchan Lauds 12-Hour 'Swachh' Cleanathon On NDTV At PM Modi's #SwachhataHiSeva Launch

Amitabh Bachchan Lauds 12-Hour 'Swachh' Cleanathon On NDTV At PM Modi's #SwachhataHiSeva Launch
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At the launch of Swachhata Hi Seva by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actor Amitabh Bachchan praised the NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign for spreading the message of cleanliness around the country
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5 Lakh Community Toilets, 67 Lakh Household Toilets By 2019; Hardeep Singh Puri Promises Big To Improve Delhi’s Sanitation Scenario

5 Lakh Community Toilets, 67 Lakh Household Toilets By 2019; Hardeep Singh Puri Promises Big To Improve Delhi’s Sanitation Scenario
Union Minister of Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said that 5 lakh community toilets and 67 lakh individual household toilets will be constructed in Delhi by 2019
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Jaipur Celebrates As City’s Open Defecation Free Status Gets Official Stamp Of Approval

Jaipur Celebrates As City’s Open Defecation Free Status Gets Official Stamp Of Approval
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Over 18,000 individual household toilets and 200 public and community toilets have been built in Jaipur in four years, resulting in the city attaining open defecation free status
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Patiala’s Swachh Challenge: City To Construct Community Toilets In 20 Areas, To Go ODF This Month

Patiala’s Swachh Challenge: City To Construct Community Toilets In 20 Areas, To Go ODF This Month
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Patiala will build 20 community toilets this month in three areas of the city and declare itself open defecation free
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Kolkata’s Dhapa Landfill To Get A Relief As Civic Body Clears Construction Of CNG Plant

Kolkata’s Dhapa Landfill To Get A Relief As Civic Body Clears Construction Of CNG Plant
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To unburden Kolkata’s already exhausted Dhapa landfill, the city’s civic body has begun work on manufacturing CNG and bio-fertilisers from wet waste
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In Aurangabad, A Barber Is Sensitising People On Sanitation, Rewarding Them With Free Haircuts For Building Toilets

In Aurangabad, A Barber Is Sensitising People On Sanitation, Rewarding Them With Free Haircuts For Building Toilets
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23-year-old Sumit Pandit’s unique gift for those who construct toilets in their households include free haircuts and beard trimmings
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From Swachh Bharat To Swasth Bharat: How Malegaon Is Moving Towards Becoming Diarrhoea Free

From Swachh Bharat To Swasth Bharat: How Malegaon Is Moving Towards Becoming Diarrhoea Free
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In Maharashtra’s Malegaon, improved sanitation status has ensured that the city is comfortably moving towards becoming diarrhoea free
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