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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

Hardeep Singh Puri made major promises to improve Delhi's sanitation scenario
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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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Opinion: Why Are Himalayan And North Eastern States Staring Down The Barrel Of A Water Crisis?

Sikkim is the only Himalayan state that treats more than 80 per cent of its urban waste water
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From restoring water tables to mobilise community participation in water management, Nirma Bora is the Policy Research and Advocacy Officer at WaterAid believes talks about the how water scarcity in towns of Shimla and Mussoorie could have been averted or delayed ...
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India Made Rapid Progress In Increasing Access To Sanitation In Schools: United Nations Report

Between 2000 and 2016, the number of school-age children in India increased from 352 million to 378 million
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According to a United Nations report, compared to the scenario of zero sanitation facilities in school ten years ago, almost all school in India had some type of sanitation facility in 2016 ...
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To Make Public Toilet Access Affordable, Allahabad Issues Toilet Subsidy Cards To Poor Families

Toilet subsidy cards issued to 33 families so far has managed to open defecation among these families in Allahabad
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The ODF city of Allahabad was struggling to prevent people from slums defecating in the open as people could not afford pay-and-use-toilets ...
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In Aurangabad, A Barber Is Sensitising People On Sanitation, Rewarding Them With Free Haircuts For Building Toilets

In Aurangabad, barber Sumit Pandit provides free haircuts to those who build toilets in their houses
Maharashtra Swachh Warriors
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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Pace Of Toilet Construction Across India Finds Praise In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech

Lakhs of Indian children are leading healthier lives because of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, said PM Modi in his Independence Day speech
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During his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Swachhagrahis will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi next year in the form of a Swachh Bharat, on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary ...
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Free India From Unsafe Sanitation Practices: Adopt These 5 WASH Practices In Schools For Long-Term Solution

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Sanitation and hygiene programmes in schools can be utilised to sensitise individuals who can make broader impact on their communities ...
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A Diarrhoea Free India: Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Measures For Clean And Healthy India

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Mumbai: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 promised a cleaner and healthier India. Sanitation related issues, right from open defecation, waste management to ...
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Free India From Open Defecation: Five Steps To Ensure ODF Sustainability In Urban Spaces

With over 1,700 cities becoming ODF, the key challenge for civic bodies is to sustain their ODF status
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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

Independence Day Open Defecation Free
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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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Lauds WHO’s Praise Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Says SBM Will Empower Nation

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu lauded WHO's praise of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
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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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Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Would Result In Averting More Than 3 Lakh Deaths By October 2019, Says WHO

The rural wing of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan could help prevent more than 3 lakh deaths
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WHO in its report said that unsafe sanitation caused 199 million cases of diarrhoea annually before the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan began in October 2019 ...
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