Swachh Bharat Mission
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 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...

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


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