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Swachh Bharat Mission well on track to achieve ODF India; Government refutes poor-quality surveys

Ayushman Bharat benefits and Aadhar

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), over 5.4 lakh villages and 585 districts have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). 27 States and Union Territories have declared themselves ODF so far. Over 9 crore toilets have been built across rural India so far, taking the national rural sanitation coverage up from 39% in 2014 to over 98% today. This progress ...

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Swachh Bharat Mission to roll out nationwide activities today to commemorate World Toilet Day 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Toilet Summit

The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) will celebrate the World Toilet Day today on 19 November 2018 with mass  awareness and mobilisation activities across States and districts.  The focus is on usage  of toilets, which is closely linked to the Prime Minister’s call for a Swachh Bharat by October 2019. The central part of the day’s celebrations is the the Swachh Bharat ...

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India snubs findings of World Bank’s Human Capital Index

The Government of India has decided to ignore the HCI findings released by World Bank on 11 October 2018  and will continue to undertake its path breaking programme for human capital development aiming to rapidly transforming quality and ease of life for all its children.
Seen in File pic is Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacting with the Anganwadi workers and beneficiary children of Poshan Abhiyan, at Jangla, in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh on April 14, 2018.

Unlike the the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report or other benchmarks, India has chosen to snub the findings of the World Bank’s findings in the recently released Human Capital Index (HCI).  The World Bank had released  a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019 on 11 October 2018. Broader theme of the World Development ...

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Behaviour change soul of Swachh Bharat Mission- Puri @ Swachh Survekshan-2019 workshop

Delhi Regional Workshop

The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the civic bodies of the national capital will achieve their physical target of  constructing  5 lakhs community and 67 lakhs individual household toilets by the end of 2019.  Speaking after inaugurating a workshop on “Swachh Survekshan-2019” for the municipal bodies of the national capital city ...

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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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Swachh Bharat Mission expands to Ten new Swachh Iconic Places spread across eight states; advantage Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

third phase of Swachh Iconic Places

Ten new iconic sites, namely, RaghavendraSwamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh); Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal); Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana); VidurKuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh); Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand); Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K); Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh); ImaKeithal/market (Imphal, Manipur); Sabarimala Temple (Kerala); and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand) have been taken up under Phase III of the flagship project Swachh Iconic Places ...

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

Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Toilet Summit

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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Dettol join hands with Maharashtra in Swachh Maharastra Mission

Collective and Cohesive action is the soul of Dettol Banega Swachh India initiative

The Swachh Bharat Mission is directly linked to wellbeing and holistic health of people, but is not as easy to be implemented on the ground as its name suggests. In a federal set-up, it needs enabling support from all the states. On top of it, responsible corporate entities pitching in with desired intent and support can help realise the Swachh Bharat ...

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