Posts by: Saptarshi Dutta

Saptarshi Dutta

Free India From Open Defecation: Five Steps To Ensure ODF Sustainability In Urban Spaces

Free India From Open Defecation: Five Steps To Ensure ODF Sustainability In Urban Spaces
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Over 1,700 Indian cities are open defecation free, but the challenge would be to ensure that their ODF statuses are maintained for India to truly put the age-old practice of open defecation behind
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Challenges Of Sustaining ODF Status: 5 Ways India Can Stay Open Defecation Free

Challenges Of Sustaining ODF Status: 5 Ways India Can Stay Open Defecation Free
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With one year to go for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan goal of making India completely open defecation free (ODF), ODF sustainability is the key to ensure that toilets being built are used adequately
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Bareilly Takes Baby Steps Towards ODF Plus Status, Flags Off Garbage Collection Tricycles

Bareilly Takes Baby Steps Towards ODF Plus Status, Flags Off Garbage Collection Tricycles
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The waste collection vehicles are expected to ease the process of waste collection from households in Bareilly
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Lauds WHO’s Praise Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Says SBM Will Empower Nation

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Lauds WHO’s Praise Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Says SBM Will Empower Nation
Praising WHO’s applauding of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that a cleaner India will lead to a healthier India and help build an empowered nation
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Swachhta Ambari, A Roving Vehicle To Spread Cleanliness Message On Mysuru's Roads

Swachhta Ambari, A Roving Vehicle To Spread Cleanliness Message On Mysuru's Roads
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The Swachhata Ambari vehicle will roam around the city, displaying video messages, audio clips and pictures on various cleanliness related topics
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Bombay High Court Raps Maharashtra Government, BMC After Sea Dumps Trash On Mumbai Shores

Bombay High Court Raps Maharashtra Government, BMC After Sea Dumps Trash On Mumbai Shores
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High tide threw tonnes of garbage on Mumbai's Marine Drive, prompting BMC to engage 55 workers who cleaned up 12 tonnes of waste
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Menstrual Hygiene: Rajasthan’s New Campaign Encourages Women To Break Menstruation Taboos

Menstrual Hygiene: Rajasthan’s New Campaign Encourages Women To Break Menstruation Taboos
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From educating women about hygienic practices during periods to investing in research and development of low cost sanitary pads, Rajasthan government's new initiative covers it all
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Rural Tamil Nadu Is Headed Towards Becoming ODF, Confident Of Performing Well In Swachh Survekshan Grameen

Rural Tamil Nadu Is Headed Towards Becoming ODF, Confident Of Performing Well In Swachh Survekshan Grameen
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Only two districts, Cuddalore and Villupuram, are yet to go ODF in Tamil Nadu, which has rural sanitation coverage of above 99 per cent up from 46 per cent prior to launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
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Bengaluru Plastic Ban: City Civic Body Intensifies Crackdown On Plastic Vendors

Bengaluru Plastic Ban: City Civic Body Intensifies Crackdown On Plastic Vendors
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Raids by BBMP have resulted in closure of various shops which were selling or using plastic bags
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Gujarat's New Waste Management Policy: From Zero Waste By 2023 To ODF Plus Status

Gujarat's New Waste Management Policy: From Zero Waste By 2023 To ODF Plus Status
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The new policy focuses extensively on making Gujarat a zero-waste state and rehabilitate the state’s manual scavengers
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With Its ODF Tag Secured, Andhra Pradesh Aims To Become India’s First ODF Plus State

With Its ODF Tag Secured, Andhra Pradesh Aims To Become India’s First ODF Plus State
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The plan for an ODF plus Andhra Pradesh was launched by the Department Of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development and a deadline of January 2019 has been set for achieving ODF plus status
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Jharkhand Begins Focus On GOBAR-DHAN Scheme, With CM Raghubar Das Encouraging The Manufacture And Use Of Biogas

Jharkhand Begins Focus On GOBAR-DHAN Scheme, With CM Raghubar Das Encouraging The Manufacture And Use Of Biogas
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Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the people of Jharkhand should turn the GOBAR-DHAN scheme into a movement, just as they have done with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
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Bihar’s Sitamarhi Becomes The First ODF District In The State

Bihar’s Sitamarhi Becomes The First ODF District In The State
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Construction of over two lakh toilets in the last two months ensured that Sitamarhi became the first ODF district in Bihar
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Attains Another Milestone, Four Lakh Villages Are Now ODF

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Attains Another Milestone, Four Lakh Villages Are Now ODF
4 lakh villages across India become open defecation free, as sanitation coverage rises up to 88.25 per cent
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