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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

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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...
Swacch Bharat Ranking of Capital Cities of India

Swacch Bharat Ranking of Capital Cities of India

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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...
Now ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ for Keeping Our Monuments Clean

Now ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ for Keeping Our Monuments Clean

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The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma launching the ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ initiative at a function in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Lalit K. Panwar is also seen. The Ministry of Tourism has taken a cue from "Swachh Bharat",  and has now launched its Swacch Bharat Swacch Smark initiative for protecting and preserving the sanctity of monuments of national heritage. A Swachh Bharat Swachh Pakwan initiative has also been launched to upgrade the skills and hygiene standards of Street Food Vendors, so that they become a distinctive aspect of Indian tourism. The initiatives were launched as part of the Good Governance Day celebrations on 25th December, 2014.

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