Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS)

News:Prime Minister has launched Swachhata Hi Seva(SHS) 2019  Facts: About Swachhata Hi Seva(SHS): Swachhta Hi Sewa’ (Cleanliness is service) is a campaign launched in 2018 as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission.  The campaign is being coordinated by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,convening Ministry for the Swachh Bharat Mission.  The objective of… Continue reading Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS)

Swachh Mahotsav 2019

News:Swachh Mahotsav 2019 was held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Facts: About Swachh Mahotsav  Swachh Mahotsav was organised by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti.  On this occasion, President of India presented the Swachh Bharat Awards in various categories. About Swachh Bharat Awards 2019 Best Swachh Iconic Place was awarded to Vaishno Devi Shrine… Continue reading Swachh Mahotsav 2019

Gates Foundation to honor PM Modi for Swachh Bharat

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a cleanliness campaign initiated by Govt. of India in 2014. It seeks to achieve a Clean India by 2019, as a tribute to the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.… Continue reading Gates Foundation to honor PM Modi for Swachh Bharat

Economic Survey 2018-19: Private funds needed for Swachh Bharat

According to the Economic Survey 2018-19,Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was a complete success producing significant health benefits. The Survey claimed that 30 states / Union territories had cent per cent coverage of household toilets.Nearly 90% of all SBM toilets have been geo-tagged. The target was achieved due to (a)community participation (b)flexibility in choice (c)capacity building… Continue reading Economic Survey 2018-19: Private funds needed for Swachh Bharat

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

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

Swachh Shakti 2019: Rural women Champions for Swachh Bharat

Prime Minister has launched Swachh Shakti 2019 at Kurukshetra, Haryana. Swachh Shakti-2019 is a national event which aims to showcase the leadership role played by rural women in Swachh Bharat Mission. Swacch Bharat Mission a massive mass movement that seeks to achieve Clean and Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2019. The first Swachh Shakti event was organised in… Continue reading Swachh Shakti 2019: Rural women Champions for Swachh Bharat