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Swachh Bharat
Jharkhand  /  Published 15.11.18

Raghubar govt gifts state ODF crown

The Raghubar Das government on Thursday declared the state open-defecation free (ODF), underscoring that over 33 lakh toilets had been completed. It is though no secret that more toilets do not necess...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 02.10.19

Sonowal opens Gandhi park

 Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday inaugurated the Gandhi Udyan here built under the Guwahati Smart City project on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.The park, cons...
By Abinash Kalita in Guwahati

India  /  Published 24.08.19

Demonising: A question for Jairam Ramesh and others

Many in the Congress are advocating a stricter communication regime as “irresponsible statements” are causing immense harm to the party, as the churning continues over the words of caution by form...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Bihar  /  Published 13.10.18

Garbage charge from Nov

The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) will charge residents and commercial establishments for door-to-door garbage collection from November. Deputy municipal commissioner Vishal Anand told The Telegra...
By Our Correspondent in Patna

India  /  Published 13.05.19

The Swachh Bharat mission that India needs

A recent manifesto draws attention to a community that is hardly spoken about.In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Safai Karmachari Andolan, an organisation working for the rights of manual scave...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 22.02.20

ODF Plus tag for two Assam towns

Golaghat and Hailakandi towns in Assam have been certified as Open Defecation-Free (ODF) Plus towns under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban), according to a recent survey by the Centre. The two towns have ...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

India  /  Published 11.02.20

110 died cleaning sewers: Govt

As many as 110 people died of asphyxia while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in the country last year, the highest since 2015, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said on Tuesday. He said 57 people died c...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.12.19

Plastic pangs plague popular playground

Trash, including plastic and rotting food, was found dumped at a playground in a residential area of densely populated Sonari on Tuesday, mocking the civic body’s preparedness for the annual Swachh ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.01.19

Dhanbad readies for swachh test

After its dismal performance in last year’s swachh survey, the civic body has initiated a host of steps to improve its ranking this year by ensuring on-site composting of trash and its segregation a...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Tourists litter ‘lifeline’ bridge

Dibrugrah resident Bhabesh Bailong, 62, who came to see the Bogibeel bridge as a tourist on Friday, was stunned to see it littered and ended up cleaning it himself. “Bogibeel bridge is our lifeline ...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji


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