National Launch of 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029)

News:The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS),Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029). Facts: About the Rural Sanitation Strategy: The strategy has been prepared by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation in consultation with the State Governments and other stakeholders. The strategy lays down the roadmap for… Continue reading National Launch of 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029)

Swachh Bharat’ helped reduce ground water contamination: UNICEF

According to a study by UNICEF, Swachh Bharat(Grameen) initiative of the government has helped reduce groundwater contamination. The study was conducted by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.It aimed at assessing the environmental impact and communication footprint of the Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen). The study has found that in terms of faecal contamination,non open… Continue reading Swachh Bharat’ helped reduce ground water contamination: UNICEF

Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM

Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM News: Chief minister Raghubar Das has declared Jharkhand open defecation free (ODF) on its 18th statehood day. The state has achieved its target a year ahead of the ODF deadline. Important Facts: The state has constructed of more than 33 lakh toilets in rural Jharkhand against the requirement of… Continue reading Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM