Posts by: Simar Singh

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Yamuna Pollution Falls Under The Jurisdiction Of National Green Tribunal (NGT): Supreme Court

Yamuna Pollution Falls Under The Jurisdiction Of National Green Tribunal (NGT): Supreme Court
To streamline the process and prevent parallel, conflicting judgments about pollution in the Yamuna, the Supreme Court transferred its PIL on Yamuna pollution to the National Green Tribunal
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Untreated Sewage: Are Interceptor Sewage Lines Going To Save The Yamuna?

Untreated Sewage: Are Interceptor Sewage Lines Going To Save The Yamuna?
According to the Delhi Jal Board, once completed, Interceptor Sewers could reduce pollution in the Yamuna by 60%
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Nagpur: Changing Behaviour Is As Important As Building Toilets In The Fight Against Open Defecation

Nagpur: Changing Behaviour Is As Important As Building Toilets In The Fight Against Open Defecation
Nagpur has formed 'Good Morning Squads' to stop people from defecating in the open
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Why Untreated Sewage Continues To Be Dumped Into The Yamuna

Why Untreated Sewage Continues To Be Dumped Into The Yamuna
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A significant number of Delhi's sewage treatment plants run under-capacity. This means that while the city can treat most of its sewage, it is unable to do so. This untreated sewage makes its way to the Yamuna, adding to its pollution
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Banega Swachh India Season 4: A Call To Clean, Segregate And Compost India's Mounting Garbage

Banega Swachh India Season 4: A Call To Clean, Segregate And Compost India's Mounting Garbage
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Urban India is the third largest generator of waste in the world and only 12% of this waste is treated. Recognising this problem, NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India has called on individuals to segregate and compost their waste
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Swachh Hygiene Index: How Close Are We To The Dream Of A Swachh Bharat?

Swachh Hygiene Index: How Close Are We To The Dream Of A Swachh Bharat?
From toilets and sewerage to health, the Hygiene Index has evaluated the performances of 10 cities in the areas of sanitation and hygiene. Here's how the cities performed and what they can do to improve
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Behaviour Change Communication: Innovative Ways In Which People Are Changing Mindsets About Swachhta

Behaviour Change Communication: Innovative Ways In Which People Are Changing Mindsets About Swachhta
Changing our habits and attitudes towards sanitation and hygiene is critical for the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission. This, perhaps, is also the toughest challenge the Mission will have to scale
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100% Waste Segregation: Focus On Behavioural Change And Ragpickers, Say Experts

100% Waste Segregation: Focus On Behavioural Change And Ragpickers, Say Experts
To improve waste management in the country and encourage citizen participation, the Ministry of Urban Development recently announced that it would target 100 per cent waste segregation at source from World Environment Day onwards
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Government Targets 100% Waste Segregation, Eyes World Record

Government Targets 100% Waste Segregation, Eyes World Record
The Ministry of Urban Development announced that it would be introducing a programme to encourage source segregation of waste. It also hopes to set a world record for the maximum number of pledges to take up segregation
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Rewards For Recycling: How Mumbai’s Railway Stations Are Going Green

Rewards For Recycling: How Mumbai’s Railway Stations Are Going Green
In an effort to encourage people to recycle, machines that allow people to dispose of their used plastic bottles and get rewards in return have been installed at various stations in Mumbai
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How Yamuna Went From One Of India’s Holiest To One Of World’s Dirtiest

How Yamuna Went From One Of India’s Holiest To One Of World’s Dirtiest
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Delhi's wastewater drains are the primary source of effluents in the Yamuna, making the river's water completely unusable. Though these drains nearly half of Delhi's sewage runs into the river, untreated
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'Not Having A Toilet Barely Affects Men,' Women Sarpanches Fight For Swachhta

'Not Having A Toilet Barely Affects Men,' Women Sarpanches Fight For Swachhta
Women seem to be taking the lead in helping achieve the dream of a 'Swachh' Bharat. Here's how women sarpanches are pushing for cleaner villages
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#WomenForSwachhIndia: Meet The Woman Who Cleaned Varanasi's Filthy Ghats

#WomenForSwachhIndia: Meet The Woman Who Cleaned Varanasi's Filthy Ghats
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Temsutula Imsong's personal dedication and social media savvy helped create momentum to clean-up six of Varanasi's filthiest ghats
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The Cost Of Development: Gurugram Villages Face Sanitation Woes Due To Rapid Growth

The Cost Of Development: Gurugram Villages Face Sanitation Woes Due To Rapid Growth
Despite being model villages in terms of cleanliness and sanitation, Badha and Nawada stare at a possibility of sewage pooling up in the village due to the lack of proper drainage
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