MoHUA to launch awareness campaign on SafaiMitra Suraksha Challenge

What is the News? As part of the ‘World toilet Day’ celebrations,  the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has launched a week-long awareness campaign on Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge(SSC). What is the Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge(SSC)? Aim: To prevent ‘hazardous cleaning’ of sewers and septic tanks and promote their mechanized cleaning. Key Activities under… Continue reading MoHUA to launch awareness campaign on SafaiMitra Suraksha Challenge

Cabinet approves the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBM U) till 2025-26 for sustainable outcomes

Source: This post is based on the article “Cabinet approves the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBM U) till 2025-26 for sustainable outcomes” published in PIB on 12th October 2021. What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) till 2025-26. What are the objectives of Swachh… Continue reading Cabinet approves the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBM U) till 2025-26 for sustainable outcomes

Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur launches nationwide Clean India Programme from Prayagraj

What is the news? Department of Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in commemoration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava is organizing a nationwide Clean India Programme from 1st October 2021 to 31st October 2021. About the Clean India Programme The programme will be the largest cleanliness drive in the world. The… Continue reading Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur launches nationwide Clean India Programme from Prayagraj

PM launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0

What is the news? Prime Minister launched Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0. Both of them will be implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). About the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 The mission would be implemented over five years — from 2021 to 2026. The… Continue reading PM launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0

Ministry of Jal Shakti launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021

What is the News? The Ministry of Jal Shakti has presided over the e-launch of Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021. About Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 is organized by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase -II. Aim: To support the acceleration… Continue reading Ministry of Jal Shakti launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021

To tackle nutrition challenges, we must also address sanitation issues

Synopsis: Understand how the interplay of food and hygiene are important for complete nutrition. Introduction Of all the problems confronting the youth, nutritional insecurity is the worst. It has the power to cripple the future of an entire generation. Numerous reports have pointed to the dismal state of nutritional status of the children in India.… Continue reading To tackle nutrition challenges, we must also address sanitation issues

Why are so many sanitation workers deaths uncounted?

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the issues surrounding the ecosystem handling the manual scavengers. Uncounted deaths of Sanitation workers There have been over a million uncounted deaths in the last 50 years in India. Many of which occurred during the Corona pandemic. This can be understood from the following data. In the last 5… Continue reading Why are so many sanitation workers deaths uncounted?

Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently released, a Joint Monitoring Programme report titled, “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2000-2017: Special focus on inequalities”. According to the report, India has made significant progress in providing basic sanitation facilities since 2000. India accounts for two thirds of the… Continue reading Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report

Only 26% of rural toilets use twin-leach pits, finds survey

An analysis of the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19 data conducted by The Hindu has revealed that only 26.6% of rural households use the twin-pit system to dispose of excreta from their toilets. According to the analysis, 28% of toilets are connected to a septic tank with a soak pit and 6% to a… Continue reading Only 26% of rural toilets use twin-leach pits, finds survey

In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’

In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’ News: 1.    A Study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed concern over the sewerage system and wastewater management in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Important Facts: Findings of the study: According to CSE, onsite sanitation systems such as septic tanks or… Continue reading In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 3, 2018 (The link between poor sanitation and stunting in India)

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : Link between sanitation, stunting questioned Analysis : The link between poor sanitation and stunting in India