Swachh Bharat Mission
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

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 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

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

Odisha  /  Published 10.12.18

Bhubaneswar inches towards ODF status

The civic body has started the process to declare the entire city open-defecation free and submitted relevant documents in this regard to the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs for final cert...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar


Bihar  /  Published 22.11.18

Bihar inches close to ODF target

After reaching electricity to all households earlier this month, Bihar is marching towards yet another milestone — making the state open-defecation free (ODF) by the end of the current fiscal, i.e. ...
By Sanjeev Kumar Verma 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

India  /  Published 17.03.19

Think tank punches holes in Swachh survey

The recently released annual survey report on the Swachh Bharat mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, paints an “over-exaggerated” picture of its success and is riddled with “an...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Photo ops without budget allocations

Government departments in India excel in circular arguments. The ministry of social justice and empowerment explained the drastic reduction of funds allocated to the Self Employment Scheme for Rehabil...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
By The Telegraph


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