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Swachh rankings to take Delhi civic bodies’ Covid response into account

Among the municipal staff, Sanitation workers were the worst-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the past year, several sanitation unions have flagged the issue of lack of protective equipment during the pandemic.(HT File Photo | Representational image)
In the past year, several sanitation unions have flagged the issue of lack of protective equipment during the pandemic.(HT File Photo | Representational image)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 02:49 AM IST
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ByParas Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi launches second phase of Swachh Bharat mission

In his speech, the PM Modi mentioned how India has come a long way from processing of barely 20% of its daily waste before 2014 to about 70% at present
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the schemes a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, whose 152nd birth anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the schemes a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, whose 152nd birth anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 02, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

SBM-U, AMRUT 2.0: PM launches plans for garbage free, water secure cities

The Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0 envisions a plan to make all cities garbage-free by ensuring grey and black water management in all cities except those covered under AMRUT, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Published on Oct 01, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: PM highlights importance of Swachh Bharat amid Covid-19

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Representative Image (HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
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Swachh Bharat has played key role in Covid fight: PM Modi

In his speech, Modi urged children, who attended the event, to follow social distancing norms and wear masks to guard against coronavirus.
PM Modi also urged officials at the district level to construct toilets in all the villages and to repair the existing facilities during the week.(PTI)
PM Modi also urged officials at the district level to construct toilets in all the villages and to repair the existing facilities during the week.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 07:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM Modi to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra on Saturday; interact with students

A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) was first announced by the prime minister on April 10 2017 on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Gandhiji’s Champaran ‘satyagraha’.
The Swachh Bharat Mission has transformed rural sanitation in India and has changed the behaviour of over 55 crore people from open defecation to using a toilet.(ANI)
The Swachh Bharat Mission has transformed rural sanitation in India and has changed the behaviour of over 55 crore people from open defecation to using a toilet.(ANI)
Published on Aug 07, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

How PM Modi scores on political communication

He did not just embrace technology early; he has used it to deepen democratic accountability, reach out to citizens
The PM has ensured a direct connect with the people through social media(REUTERS)
The PM has ensured a direct connect with the people through social media(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 07:59 PM IST
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ByBhupender Yadav

Mumbai auto rickshaw with hand washing system impresses Anand Mahindra, Twitter

The auto rickshaw also has potted plants and two separate bins labelled ‘wet waste’ and ‘dry waste’.
A picture of the auto rickshaw.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
A picture of the auto rickshaw.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Published on Jul 10, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Kohli

Demand for MGNREGS exceeds govt estimates

The rural development ministry had made an early estimate at the beginning of FY 2020-21 on the generation of persondays of work under MGNREGS over different months.
According to the official estimate, 679.8 million persondays of work had been expected to be logged at the end of May.(ANI)
According to the official estimate, 679.8 million persondays of work had been expected to be logged at the end of May.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 02:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi

Migrant jobs may fall up to 30% after Covid-19: Ajay Piramal

Covid-19 poses an existential threat if more people fall below the poverty line, and this could lead to a demographic nightmare.
Ajay Piramal advocated speed over perfection when it comes to policy implementation.
Ajay Piramal advocated speed over perfection when it comes to policy implementation.
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 05:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGoutam Das

Niine applauds MoEFCC and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar for enforcing safe disposal of sanitary napkins

Niine Sanitary Napkins has also been partnering with institutions to install incinerators, to ensure minimal menstrual waste and an extremely hygienic disposal mechanism, which can be made more affordable and scalable by help from the government.
All planned launches by Niine Sanitary Napkins are with biodegradable disposal bags, which have been included in the packs without charging incremental price to the consumer.
All planned launches by Niine Sanitary Napkins are with biodegradable disposal bags, which have been included in the packs without charging incremental price to the consumer.
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 06:02 PM IST
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Women’s Day 2020: Collected every penny to build toilets! Kanpur’s cleanliness crusader shares story on PM’s social media accounts

“Hygiene is essential for staying healthy,” Devi’s message was shared on the prime minister’s social handles.
“My ambition was fulfilled, my attempt at cleanliness was successful. We have succeeded in building thousands of toilets,” Kalavati Devi stated.(Twitter)
“My ambition was fulfilled, my attempt at cleanliness was successful. We have succeeded in building thousands of toilets,” Kalavati Devi stated.(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Anand Mahindra shares ideal example of ‘Swachh Bharat’, impresses netizens

Markets are known to be among the dirtiest and most crowded places in any city and such a clean initiative taken in Indore has wowed Anand Mahindra.
A tweet shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra that showcases the perfect example of Swachh Bharat.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
A tweet shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra that showcases the perfect example of Swachh Bharat.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 05:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

Word cloud analysis of PM Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ and what it tells us

Modi’s Mann ki Baat, the most popular radio show on All India Radio, was aired nine times during 2019.
PM Modi has used his Mann ki Baat programme for talks on social sector and reading interesting letters sent to him by his followers. (ANI photo)
PM Modi has used his Mann ki Baat programme for talks on social sector and reading interesting letters sent to him by his followers. (ANI photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 12:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Patiala MC’s existing infra for waste management in a shambles

The civic body has about 75 honeycomb aerobic compost pits of which, 20 are out of service
Defunct compost pits near the MC office in Patiala on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Defunct compost pits near the MC office in Patiala on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 11, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHarmandeep Singh, Patiala

Swachh Bharat 2.0: Campaign all about behaviour change

As part of the public movement, people will be urged to say no to single-use plastic and find eco-friendly substitutes for plastic commodities.
A scrap vendor sorting disposable plastic bottles. Uncollected plastic waste is a massive problem.
A scrap vendor sorting disposable plastic bottles. Uncollected plastic waste is a massive problem.
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 05:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPrakash Javadekar

Swachh Bharat 2.0 will tackle plastic menace on war footing

The key objective of the Swachh Bharat Mission so far has been to achieve an open-defecation free (ODF) country by October 2, 2019, with a toilet for every household.
The Modi government will reposition its flagship sanitation programme, Swachh Bharat, to tackle the menace of plastic waste.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The Modi government will reposition its flagship sanitation programme, Swachh Bharat, to tackle the menace of plastic waste.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Coming soon: Swachh Bharat to do a toilet count

Alok Kumar, health adviser at the Niti Aayog, said that survey is in line with central government’s campaign to bring an end to open defecation under the flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
The decision to have a sanitation census in all anganwadis that are run under the Centre’s Integrated Child Development Scheme, and schools was taken during a last meeting of the executive committee of the POSHAN Abhiyan scheme aimed at curbing malnutrition in July this year.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The decision to have a sanitation census in all anganwadis that are run under the Centre’s Integrated Child Development Scheme, and schools was taken during a last meeting of the executive committee of the POSHAN Abhiyan scheme aimed at curbing malnutrition in July this year.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Cleanliness audit: Ludhiana railway station ranks 308 among 611 of country

In the ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat 2019’ survey, released on Wednesday evening by the ministry of railways, the district has scored 730.3 of total 1,000
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Updated on Oct 03, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

The distinctiveness, and success, of Swachh Bharat

With a bottom-up approach, India has become a global leader in sanitation. Plastic waste management is next
National Cadet Corps participate in Swachh Bharat, Ludhiana, October 4, 2018(HT PHOTO)
National Cadet Corps participate in Swachh Bharat, Ludhiana, October 4, 2018(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 07:12 PM IST
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ByAmitabh Kant

Students of St Mary’s High School Mumbai learn about hygiene, cleanliness

Students learnt from their teachers on how to keep their surroundings clean.
Students of St Mary’s High School Mumbai learn about hygiene.(HT Photo)
Students of St Mary’s High School Mumbai learn about hygiene.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Odisha MLA washes feet of sanitation workers with turmeric water, video goes viral

In the video, Randhari, a MLA from Dabugam assembly constituency of Nabarangpur district, was seen washing the feet of sanitation workers at a Swachh Bharat awareness function on Sunday.
BJD MLA Manohar Randhari was seen washing feet of sanitation workers at a Swachh Bharat function.(Photo: Screengrab/ HT Video)
BJD MLA Manohar Randhari was seen washing feet of sanitation workers at a Swachh Bharat function.(Photo: Screengrab/ HT Video)
Published on Sep 30, 2019 07:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Making India a tourist hub through innovative ideas

In his keynote address at the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave on Friday, Union minister of state (independent charge) for tourism and culture Prahlad Singh Patel said he has stressed on the need for these small changes during his interactions with officials.
Minister of State in the ministry of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel delivers the keynote address during the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave, at Hyatt Regency, in New Delhi.(Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Minister of State in the ministry of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel delivers the keynote address during the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave, at Hyatt Regency, in New Delhi.(Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 02:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Nudge’ can help tackle India’s social problems

Swachh Bharat and Beti Bachao are examples of how a change in behaviour can catalyse structural reform
Nnudging and uses of behavioural economics are already playing a prominent and constructive role in India. For example, the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has emphasised behaviour change in addition to the construction of toilets(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Nnudging and uses of behavioural economics are already playing a prominent and constructive role in India. For example, the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has emphasised behaviour change in addition to the construction of toilets(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 18, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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ByCass Sunstein

Independence Day: A look back at PM Modi’s speeches from ramparts of Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used the annual event to announce his government’s programmes like ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and India’s first manned space mission, and also to present a report card on its performance to highlight how the country has grown on his watch.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi .(Reuters Photo)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi .(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Top 10 quotes from PM Modi’s speech on his second visit to Varanasi after poll win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took on opponents of the Budget and the government’s vision of a $ 5 trillion economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing BJP members in Varanasi on Saturday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing BJP members in Varanasi on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Nudging more women into workforce: The shift in approach from women-centric to women-led initiatives

Important ongoing initiatives have benefited women in recent years. But no prominent new steps have emerged
Given the expressed intention of enhancing the low, stagnant female labour force participation, the lack of focus in the budget on issues of safety and mobility – a key constraint on women working outside the home – is a glaring omission(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Given the expressed intention of enhancing the low, stagnant female labour force participation, the lack of focus in the budget on issues of safety and mobility – a key constraint on women working outside the home – is a glaring omission(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 05, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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ByNalini Gulati

Budget 2019: ‘Har Ghar Jal’ for all rural houses by 2024, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, Sitharaman said the government also proposes to expand Swachh Bharat to include solid waste management in every village.
The finance minister said as much as 95 per cent of all cities have become open defecation free and 9.6 crore toilets have been constructed since October 2014.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
The finance minister said as much as 95 per cent of all cities have become open defecation free and 9.6 crore toilets have been constructed since October 2014.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 01:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

From welfarism, Modi must now shift to structural reforms, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

In 2014, he could get away with placing disruptionist politics above rational economics. He can no longer do so
After being accused of running a(AFP)
After being accused of running a(AFP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 07:52 AM IST
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The new narrative: Good governance is good politics

The focus of voters is now performance, and the economy has become an undisputable way to indicate growth and success. The electorate feels a direct connect to something tangible.
These features of good governance have been the hallmark of the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance-I government.(PTI)
These features of good governance have been the hallmark of the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance-I government.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:50 AM IST
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