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Sanitary Napkins Are Being Given To Adolescent Girls At Subsidised Rates, Says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Sanitary Napkins Are Being Given To Adolescent Girls At Subsidised Rates, Says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Menstrual Hygiene News
Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the government is providing that a pack of six sanitary napkins at Rs. 6 per pack through Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) under the central government-funded Menstrual Hygiene Scheme ...
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States Free To Choose Toilet Technology Best Suited For Waste Disposal: Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

States Can Use Toilet Technology They Consider Better, Says Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
News Sanitation
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that the government does not promote a particular technology and so states and Union Territories can choose appropriate toilet technology for safe disposal of human excreta ...
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Promises Free Safety Kit To Sanitation Workers Cleaning Sewers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Promises Free Safety Kit To Sanitation Workers Cleaning Sewers
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has assured that every sanitation worker in Delhi will be provided with safety gears for cleaning sewers ...
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Budget 2019: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Target Will Be Met; Solid Waste Management Now The Focus , Says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2019: Here Are The Top Highlights For A Swachh India
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As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her first budget for the year 2019-2020, here are the top highlights for a Swachh and new India ...
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Sanitation Workers’ Body Bats For Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Urges All States To Ban Manual Scavenging

Sanitation Workers' Body Bats For Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Urges All States To Ban Manual Scavenging
Gujarat Manual Scavenging News
Taking note of the several deaths during manual sewer cleaning, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis said that most sanitation workers are into the profession for generations and find it difficult to get other jobs and so introducing mechanised cleaning can help them becoming self-employed ...
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Reality Check: Government Hospitals Lack Sanitation, Medical Facilities

Reality Check: Government Hospitals Lack Sanitation, Medical Facilities
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Here’s an on ground report of government hospitals across few states that lack of basic medical facilities and have poor sanitation conditions ...
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Water Sources, Soil And Food In Villages With Open Defecation Have More Faecal Contamination, Finds Study

Water Sources, Soil And Food In Villages With Open Defecation Have More Faecal Contamination, Finds Study
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The study conducted by UNICEF found that government initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission that focus on improving hygiene practices, as well as generate awareness around safe sanitation practices can help reduce the risk of contamination ...
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis

801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
Manual Scavenging News
The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis chief noted that although manual scavenging had been stopped in many states, including Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 manual scavengers still existed in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ...
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Swachh Amarnath Yatra 2019: 2,850 Toilets, 1,515 Dustbins To Be Installed On The Yatra Route

Swachh Amarnath Yatra 2019: 2,850 Toilets, 1,515 Dustbins To Be Installed On The Yatra Route
Jammu & Kashmir News
To ensure a clean Amarnath Yatra this year, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has decided to install toilets, baths, and dustbins along the route of the Yatra ...
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Curse On Society That People Still Dying Cleaning Sewage, Says National Human Rights Commission’s Chief

The commission said it has taken suo motu cognisance of 34 incidents related to manual scavenging menace in the recent past
Manual Scavenging News
At the National Human Rights Commission's open forum on the issues and challenges of manual scavenging and human rights, NHRC chief justice, H L Dattu expressed serious concern over the continuance of the practice in the country ...
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From A Luxury To Suffocating, Here Are Some Unusual Myths Regarding Toilets Debunked

Swachh Guide
Despite the construction of over 9 crore toilets, a lot of people still prefer defecating in the open due to the ancient myths surrounding construction as well as usage of toilets ...
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In A First, Manual Scavengers Release A Manifesto Ahead Of The Lok Sabha Elections

Mr. Wilson launched the hashtag #StopKillingUs on Twitter and demanded government help workers find jobs that give them dignity
Manual Scavenging News
The Safai Karamchari Andolan has released a manifesto demanding dignity for the manual scavengers as part of Article 21 of Right to Life ...
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