Swachh Bharat

Citizen centric Swachh Survekshan between 4th – 31st January 2019

Swachh Survekshan 2019

Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairshas stated that while Swachh Survekshan 2019 will focus on sustainability and encourage large scale citizen participation and ensure progress towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, the Ease of Living Index will encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to Urban planning &Management. Puri launched the fourth ...

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Piyush Goyal hails Swachh Bharat Abhiyan as greatest tribute to Mahatma Gandhi; releases Third Party Survey Report on Station Cleanliness

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal has released a report on Station Cleanliness conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). Railway Board Members, Chairman, Quality Council of India & Senior Officials of Railway Board were specially present to grace the occasion. This is the third such audit cum survey which has been conducted by Railways to ...

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India’s National Policy on Biofuels-2018 to give big fillip to Bio-fuels by 2030; Modi to inaugurate World Bio-fuel day 2018 celebration at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day 2018” at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.  The World Biofuel Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for the last three years. ...

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WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage; Swachh Bharat Mission also yields other broad health benefits

India’s Commitment to Universal Sanitation Coverage has won praise from WHO for savings lives and leapfrogging to achieve SDG 3 and 6. Seen in file picture is Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi giving away awards to the winners of national essay, painting and film competitions, at an event to mark the Swachh Bharat Diwas: the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission and the conclusion of “Swachhata hi Sewa” fortnight, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the initial results of a WHO modelling study on the health impact of the ...

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Jharkhand- Maharashtra- Chhattisgarh- tops Swachh Survekshan 2018 @ Indore- Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Felicitates Winners of Swachh Survekshan 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the success and milestones achieved by the Swachh Bharat Mission has been possible due to the efforts and participation by the citizens across the country. He said that there is now a perceptible positive change in the mindset of the people towards Swachhata. He emphasised on the efforts of cities of Madhya Pradesh especially Indore ...

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KVIC adopts Jagatpur village in Delhi for Swachhata Abhiyaan; next drive planned at Mumbai’s Juhu Beach

Khadi and Village Industries Commission leading a sanitation drive in Delhi

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has adopted Jagatpur village in Delhi for its Swachhata Abhiyaan. The sanitation drive by KVIC began with a plantation drive and ended with cleanliness drive along the bank of the Yamuna river.  Speaking to the villagers, KVIC Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena said that he was enthused with their response. He said that with ...

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NITI Aayog Composite Water Management Index warns India of looming water crisis; aims to incentivise states on efficient water management through competitive federalism

Aimes at inspiring states and UT's undertake most efficient water management policies- Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (WR,RD&GR) shall be releasing the NITI Aayog's Composite Water Index during a press conference soon!

The objective of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas can be fully achieved once the benefits of the interventions reach the last mile. As a step beyond measurement of outcomes, NITI Aayog has come out with various indices that not only fulfills its mandate of cooperative and competitive federalism but also challenges States and Union Territories (UTs) them to meet the aspirations of the ...

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Niti Aayog’s roadmap to mitigate the Environmental hazards of a growing economy to be based on Methanol Economy?

Air Pollution in Delhi had peaked to hazardous level in first week of November 2017 like in many previous years. Methanol Economy is likely to cut pollution, dependence on fossil fuels and add billions worth of saving to exchequer and support India's economic development.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is among the top and most influential leaders today and rightly so! On display was the vision that makes him so power a leader in the otherwise simple speech that PM made on the World Environment day 2018. Modi took no time addressing the global stakeholders who had gathered in New Delhi, India being the official ...

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Reel Hero turns Real Superstar; Akshay Kumar launches ad campaign for Swachh Bharat

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar will star in ad campaign on promoting Swachh Bharat Mission. IN File picture the two stars were seen with CM of Uttar Pradesh during the promotion of  their film Toilet Ek Prem Katha

The reel heroes in films, mostly, are pure professionals who look at playing more films than doing roles that take up societal issues in reality. Here, in its own very unique league of extraordinary gentlemen-  Eminent actor, Akshay Kumar has not only played up an important message for our rural folks on hygiene in his recent film Toilet Ek Prem Katha, but ...

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India warms up with Curtain Raiser in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018 Celebrations

The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan addressing the Curtain Raiser Press Conference in the run-up to World Environment Day, in New Delhi on May 25, 2018.
	The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri C.K. Mishra and other dignitaries are also seen.

The World Environment Day celebrations will be held from June 1-5, 2018 in New Delhi and across the country. Some of the events organised in New Delhi include “The Knowledge Coalitions” – international conversations to be held on June 1. Some of the themes to be discussed at the Knowledge Coalitions include – air pollution, Himalayan ecosystem, plastic pollution, marine ...

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Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh emerge as top 3 Cleanest cities in India @ Swachhata Survekshan 2018

Swachhata Survekshan 2018 Winners

Hardeep Puri, Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs has congratulated the winners of Swachh Survekshan 2018 while announcing the results at the National Media Centre 16 May 2018.  The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies and was organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). The exercise undertaken ...

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New India to dovetail Swachh Bharat and Swastha Bharat

The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad lighting the lamp to inaugurate the National Level workshop on “Tele-Entrepreneurship Course (TEC)”, organised by CSC, in New Delhi on May 14, 2018.

Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) have played a major role in revolutionising Common Service Centre Movement in the country. Inaugurating the two days workshop on “Tele- Centre Entrepreneurship Course” on 14 May 2018, he said time has come when these entrepreneurs have to be the main ...

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