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Govt of India Hosts Swacch-O-Vation Competition for Improving Sanitation

Govt of India Hosts Swacch-O-Vation Competition for Improving Sanitation

Events
The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation invites affordable, scalable and innovative solutions from technical institutions, academia, startup, the Government, NGO's/ CSOs and innovators on sanitation. Submissions can be technical or concerning other aspects of the programme, and can be submitted by officials, partner organisations, NGOs, technical institutions, academia, CSOs, the government, private sector or others. The competition will conclude at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation (MGISC). MGISC will be a 4-day event that will bring together sanitation ministers and sector specialists from around the world. The Convention aims to share sanitation success stories and lessons from the participating countries, and will culminate on Oct...
Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Green Alert
Pankaj Singh, MLA, NOIDA - among others - unveiling the Hygiene eCurriculum to build awareness about hygiene & sanitation among school children. Dettol Banega Swachh India is a 5-year long campaign aimed at addressing the rising need of hygiene and sanitation in India. The campaign is powered by Dettol's commitment to invest a sum of INR 100 Cr. towards this initiative. As part of this nationwide hygiene and sanitation campaign, Dettol Banega Swachh India, RB India and NOIDA District Administration came together to launch Hygiene Curriculum in 70 public schools across NOIDA. The Curriculum was unveiled by NOIDA MLA Pankaj Singh and was the release function was represented by senior dignitaries from NOIDA District Administration, Hygiene Council of India, Aga Khan Foundation,...
Bombay Rotary Club Inaugurates Fourth Jal Jeevan Centre

Bombay Rotary Club Inaugurates Fourth Jal Jeevan Centre

National
The Rotary Club of Bombay has inaugurated its fourth Jal Jeevan Centre in Mumbai. The Jal Jeevan Centre, installed at Sathe Nagar, Govandi, Mumbai is under a global grant project of the Rotary Foundation in association with Rotary Club of Detroit and Eureka Forbes Institute of Environment. The purpose of the Centre is to provide clean and safe drinking water. Problems Faced The residents of M-east ward of BMC which comprises Mankhurd, Govandi, Shivaji Nagar and Deonar areas, lack basic amenities. The residential colonies, mostly slums, have unhygienic conditions with no proper sewage lines. Seven out of every ten residents do not have piped water. Along with low literacy levels, the unemployment rate in the M-east ward is 52%. Close to 49% households have to borrow money on ...
Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

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Dettol and Harpic have joined hands with Simhastha Kumbh, Ujjain to take the message of hygiene and sanitation to all the pilgrims visiting this holy event. Dettol and Harpic had successfully partnered with Nashik Kumbh last year to provide hygiene to 30 million pilgrims and save 3.3 million liters of water. This year, the target is the Simhastha Kumbh! Held every 12 years and considered as one of the world's largest religious congregations, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is being held from 22nd April to 21st May and is expecting around 5 crore pilgrims from across the country. A mass gathering at such scale will obviously increases the water demand of Ujjain and will also cause acute shortage of water supply. It also poses a serious health risk to devotees attending it owing to some un...
Invitation: MASH Mixer Themed on Env and Sanitation at CP

Invitation: MASH Mixer Themed on Env and Sanitation at CP

Events
The MASH Project is building a community of social entrepreneurs by engaging them on innovative platforms. MASH Project recognizes the power that Start-Up India beholds constantly works to ignite the youth by organizing various events such as Hackathons, interactive team-building sessions and engaging entrepreneurship oriented events. In this regard, the MASH Project, in collaboration with Delhi Greens and a few other organisations, is organising a MASH Mixer Event. Date: 29 April, 2016 Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Venue: Innov8, 69, Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi Designed in an informal manner, MASH Mixer aims to bring young entrepreneurs, civil society professionals and industry experts under one roof to have meaningful conversations on a given theme which resonate
Swacch Bharat Ranking of Capital Cities of India

Swacch Bharat Ranking of Capital Cities of India

Green Alert
The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India recently released its Swacch Bharat Ranking of India cities, highlighting which cities are more clean and which need to do more for cleanliness. We tried to look at the capital cities of the states/UTs in India to find out where they rank on this Cleanliness Ranking. Here's where the different capital cities in India feature on this Ranking: S.No. Capital City Rank 1. Bengaluru 7 2. Trivandrum 8 3. Gangtok 10 4. New Delhi Municipal Council 16 5. Chandigarh 21 6. Puducherry 23 7. Agartala 32 8. Port Blair 34 9. Aizawl 35 10. Guwahati 51 11. Kolkata 56 12. Chennai 61 13. Dimapur 76 14. Imphal 83 15. Shimla 90 16. Bh...
NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities

NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities

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The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), indeed the cleanest part of Delhi, has ranked 16th in the Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Urban Municipalities in India. According to the Ministry of Urban Developed, which carried out this ranking, Mysore (in Karnataka) has won the First Rank followed by Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) and Navi Mumbai. The Swacch Bharat Rankings are based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in the cities of India. The city of Mysore leads the cities with minimal open defecation and extensive adoption of solid waste management practices. The top 10 Ranking cities are as follows: Mysore (Karnataka) Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) Kochi (Kerala) Hassan (Karnataka) Mandya (Karnataka) Beng...
Time to Expand from Swacch Bharat to Sanitized Bharat Abhiyan

Time to Expand from Swacch Bharat to Sanitized Bharat Abhiyan

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The Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - on and well before October 2nd, has created measurable waves across the country. As a result of this campaign, unclean surroundings is no longer acceptable and littering is now frowned upon. Citizens across the country have become more conscious when it comes to disposing of their waste and waste pickers are no longer a liability. Based on the ideology propounded by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is surely a campaign in the right direction for ensuring a litter free country and improving the image of India in the global tourism arena. However, what needs to be remember here is a related issue which was equally, if not more, close to Gandhi. And that is the issue of sanitation, a...

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