Swachh Bharat
India  /  Published 11.07.22

NITI Aayog CEO takes charge

Parameswaran Iyer, who had spearheaded the implementation of the flagship USD 20 billion Swachh Bharat Mission, on Monday took charge as the CEO of NITI Aayog. A 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Prade...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.22

Delhi-Bengal funds tussle

The Union government has paused the release of  Rs 4,900 crore under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Rs 2,700 crore under the Swachh Bharat Mission (rural) for Bengal and sought clarificati...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.22

Forgotten people

It’s 2016: a momentous year in the history of the disability rights movement in India. Parliament has passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, which aims to further accessibility, equ...
By Ishika Garg

News  /  Published 11.03.22

NIT Andhra Pradesh researchers develop technology for removal of pollutants from water

A scaled-up version of this work can provide a sustainable solution for the removal of pollutants, particularly textile effluents, from water systems and provide clean water ...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Centre launches Swachhata Startup Challenge to encourage innovation in waste management

The challenge was launched in partnership with the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) – a public financial institution t...


Opinion  /  Published 26.12.21

Magic and mayhem: Death cult at Haridwar

The gathering at Haridwar last week called itself a Dharma Sansad. It was, in fact, Hindutva’s natural answer to a LitFest, a HateFest. Hindutva, as Aakar Patel has recently reminded u...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 17.12.21

PM seeks list of unclean cities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there was a need to prepare a list of cities where a blind eye has been turned towards the cleanliness campaign. Speaking after inaugurating the All India ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Varanasi

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.21

Contradictions are integral to life in India

Contradictions scar life in India. Contrasts mar any satisfaction we may derive from our achievements, our strengths, things we can take pride in. This is a sad truth. It is also an old truth. Can th...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

India  /  Published 01.10.21

Swachh Bharat 2.0 launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. In line with the vision of the prime mi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.21

Waste not: Urban compost

It’s better to bin it than bag it. We generate millions of tonnes of biodegradable solid and liquid waste every day. What do we do with those large mounds of rot? Some small towns are showing us...
By Jaideep Hardikar


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