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DRDO Hyderabad observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Gandhi Jayanti

DRDO Chairman Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, MSR Prasad, DG Missiles & Strategic Systems, Lab Directors, Project Directors, Scientists and DRDO staff participated in the event.
DRDO Hyderabad led a cleanliness drive as a part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ at a government school, Mallapur. (Representational image)(HT file)
DRDO Hyderabad led a cleanliness drive as a part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ at a government school, Mallapur. (Representational image)(HT file)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 11:21 AM IST
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Hyderabad (Telangana) | By Asian News International

Indian Embassy in Russia organises Gandhi-Tolstoy exhibition on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

The exhibition, curated by renowned Gandhi scholar, Birad Yajnik, will showcase the correspondence between the two great souls of the 20th century, tracing their relationship and the impact it had on their individual journeys.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Ekaterina Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Museum and Estate, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy.(@IndEmbMoscow/Twitter)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Ekaterina Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Museum and Estate, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy.(@IndEmbMoscow/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 11:08 AM IST
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Moscow | By Asian News International

‘Women benefited the most’: PM Modi receives award for Swachh Bharat campaign

While accepting the award, the PM said he shared the honour with crores of Indians who had contributed to the success of the cleanliness mission.
PM Modi received the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award, September 25, 2019.(Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi received the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award, September 25, 2019.(Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Varun Dhawan declares Coolie No 1 sets completely plastic-free, tweets picture. See here

Actor Varun Dhawan has shared a picture from the sets of Coolie No 1, declaring that it will be a completely plastic-free zone. See the picture here.
Varun Dhawan poses with the Coolie No 1 crew.
Varun Dhawan poses with the Coolie No 1 crew.
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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Asian News International | By HT Correspondent

Rs 1,500 fine for illegal public display of handbills, posters in Pune’s Kothrud

The Pune Municipal Corporation’s health department has undertaken a drive in Kothrud-Bavdhan against handbills and posters stuck on bus stops, public toilets, as they make these spaces ugly.
PMC has plan to take strict action against small and large business owners who are defaming the city by placing illegal advertisements.(HT Photo)
PMC has plan to take strict action against small and large business owners who are defaming the city by placing illegal advertisements.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

In PM Modi’s water guarantee plan, expect 55 litres/day per person

The water fund will likely be modelled on the lines of a similar one for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the national sanitation scheme, called the Swachh Bharat Kosh.
A man drinks from a water pipe along a highway on a hot summer day near Krishna Nagar metro station in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A man drinks from a water pipe along a highway on a hot summer day near Krishna Nagar metro station in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq

16 Mumbai housing societies will donate their compost to farmers

Earlier this month, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had asked societies to voluntarily donate the compost generated after processing their waste to farmers, when it realised that many of the societies were in a fix over how to put the same to use.
A compost plant in a housing society of Thane(Praful Gangurde / HT File Photo used for representative purpose)
A compost plant in a housing society of Thane(Praful Gangurde / HT File Photo used for representative purpose)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 09:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar

Hema Malini sweeps dirt at Parliament, Twitter in splits

The BJP MPs took part in the cleaning drive as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.
The video of Hema Malini cleaning the premises of Parliament soon became viral.(Twitter/@ANI)
The video of Hema Malini cleaning the premises of Parliament soon became viral.(Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 05:46 PM IST
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Under Jal Shakti scheme, Centre to focus on replenishing water bodies

According to a paper released in 2018 by the Niti Ayog, the state-run policy think-tank, India’s ground water in 21 cities is set to plunge to bare-minimum levels by 2020.
On June 22, the Prime Minister wrote letters to all village panchayat heads, urging them to undertake rainwater harvesting and water conservation activities in rural India.(HT Photo)
On June 22, the Prime Minister wrote letters to all village panchayat heads, urging them to undertake rainwater harvesting and water conservation activities in rural India.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 06:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq

Swachh Bharat toilets in this UP town sport Gandhi, Ashok Chakra tiles

13 toilets with symbols of Mahatma Gandhi and Ashoka Chakra were found in Bulandshahr’s Ichhawari village.
Following the investigation, rural development officer Santosh Kumar was suspended and a notice was served.(ANI Photo)
Following the investigation, rural development officer Santosh Kumar was suspended and a notice was served.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Bulandshahr | By Asian News International

Life comes to a halt in drought-hit Maharashtra’s Beed

Tens of thousands of Beed residents have no choice but to struggle hard to source the basic necessity – water – as the local municipal corporation has been able to provide it just once in 15 to 20 days.
The shortage of rain has had Beed’s two main sources of water -- Bindusara Dam and the Majalgaon Irrigation Project -- dry or drying.(HT Photo)
The shortage of rain has had Beed’s two main sources of water -- Bindusara Dam and the Majalgaon Irrigation Project -- dry or drying.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beed | By Shrinivas Deshpande

Chhota Bheem joins PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with mobile app

Making the announcement on Twitter, the Chhota Bheem handle also released an app “Chhota Bheem — Swachh Bharat Run” on Google play store.
The iconic cartoon character was welcomed by the prime minister himself.(Twitter/@iamchhotabheem)
The iconic cartoon character was welcomed by the prime minister himself.(Twitter/@iamchhotabheem)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 11:49 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

World Toilet Day: Why you must wash your hands after going to the bathroom

World Toilet Day 2018: Bathrooms are teeming with bacteria. But do you actually need to wash your hands every time you use the bathroom? Read on for some facts that will change the way you use your toilet forever.
World Toilet Day 2018: Find out what not washing your hands long enough after using the bathroom means for your health. (Shutterstock)
World Toilet Day 2018: Find out what not washing your hands long enough after using the bathroom means for your health. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sanya Panwar

Navi Mumbai takes steps to be a model to handle e-waste

NMMC PLANS Swachh Park in Kopar Khairane will create awareness on handling all kinds of waste
A school student puts e-waste in a drum to be reused on International E-Waste Day at Sadhu Vaswani International School Sanpada in Navi Mumbai.(HT Photo)
A school student puts e-waste in a drum to be reused on International E-Waste Day at Sadhu Vaswani International School Sanpada in Navi Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By G Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai

East Delhi sanitation workers refuse to end strike until their demands are met

The demands of sanitation workers of east Delhi, who have been on strike since September 11, include regularisation of about 3,000 contractual workers who were enrolled after 1998, regular payment of salaries and clearance of dues.
Garbage-littered street of Shanti Mohalla in Gandhi Nagar, Delhi, October 2, 2018.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Garbage-littered street of Shanti Mohalla in Gandhi Nagar, Delhi, October 2, 2018.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

568 kg laddoo unveiled on PM Narendra Modi’s 68th birthday

Union minister Prakash Javadekar and his cabinet colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi unveiled a 568-kg laddoo on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 68th birthday on Monday.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at the unveiling of a 568 kg laddoo on PM Modi’s 68th birthday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at the unveiling of a 568 kg laddoo on PM Modi’s 68th birthday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 04:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

MCDs get central funds to combat air pollution, will spend it on green drive

The union ministry for housing and urban affairs allocated Rs 35 crore each to the north, south and east Delhi municipal corporations. Civic officials said the fund would be used to buy water sprinklers, plant saplings and shrubs and build vertical gardens in markets, roundabouts, roads and schools.
Air pollution is a major problem in the Capital in winter. In the past, alarming levels of pollution forced the government to ban construction activities, shut schools and implement the odd-even car rationing policy to bring down pollution levels.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Air pollution is a major problem in the Capital in winter. In the past, alarming levels of pollution forced the government to ban construction activities, shut schools and implement the odd-even car rationing policy to bring down pollution levels.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 07:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma

Septic tank deaths could take the sheen off the Swachh Bharat Mission

Under its Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the government had planned to build 21 crore toilets by 2019. Did they think in terms of the number of septic tanks and the burden it will have on scavengers?
Municipal worker attempts to unblock a sewer, New Delhi, October 7, 2009(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Municipal worker attempts to unblock a sewer, New Delhi, October 7, 2009(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 04:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta

Public garbage bins on way out in Mumbai, 1,300 will be gone soon

The plan is to encourage waste composting and make the city look cleaner.
A garbage bin at Jogeshwari in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
A garbage bin at Jogeshwari in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 26, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai

India would be disease-free if ‘Swachh Bharat’ was launched 70 years ago: PM

PM Modi said he was mocked for the programmes which were aimed at making a healthy nation
PM Modi said three lakh children in India were saved because of the cleanliness drive, quoting a report from WHO.(PTI)
PM Modi said three lakh children in India were saved because of the cleanliness drive, quoting a report from WHO.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 06:53 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Junagadh | By Press Trust of India

Naru, a film that captures PM Modi’s idea of India

On of the core values of the nation is empathy, and this forms the backbone of the government's pro-poor policies
One of the core values of the nation is empathy, and this forms the backbone of Modi government’s pro-poor policies(HT)
One of the core values of the nation is empathy, and this forms the backbone of Modi government’s pro-poor policies(HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 06:03 PM IST
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By Piyush Goyal

Swachh Sarvekshan 2018: At 183, CM’s home bastion’s ranking improves

Patiala was ranked 411 last year and was among the dirtiest cities in the country.
A team from the Union ministry had visited Patiala in February this year and had carried out a detailed survey besides collecting feedback from the residents.(HT Photo)
A team from the Union ministry had visited Patiala in February this year and had carried out a detailed survey besides collecting feedback from the residents.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala

19 of India’s 25 dirtiest cities are in West Bengal, Darjeeling on the list

The cities, which include Darjeeling, Siliguri, Serampore, Madhyamgram, North Barrackpore, Bankura, fared abysmally on all sanitation indicators such as waste collection, open defecation, solid waste processing and disposal
A man cleans garbage along the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, India, April 9, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
A man cleans garbage along the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, India, April 9, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 05:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Plastic ban in Mumbai: BMC collects 1.42 lakh kg of banned plastic

The civic body, however,has not been able to put a mechanism to recycle the collected material
BMC had set up 24 collection bins across the city to collect plastic waste.(HT PHOTO)
BMC had set up 24 collection bins across the city to collect plastic waste.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai

Watch irritated Anushka Sharma scold people for littering on streets, Virat Kohli shares video

Virat Kohli on Saturday shared a video in which his wife Anushka Sharma is seen scolding people ‘travelling in a luxury’ car for throwing garbage on the streets.
Anushka Sharma in a still from Sultan.
Anushka Sharma in a still from Sultan.
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 08:34 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

There’s no reason why India can’t reach its development goals

The path forward, however, will need to combine all of our accumulated wisdom of the past with these and other pivotal ideas for the future, if we are to get to them.
Due to our sustained efforts as a country life expectancy has doubled from just 35 years in 1950 to almost 70 years today, and over the last two decades alone, infant deaths have halved. However, our health system returns about 5% of our population or 60 million people to poverty each year.(HT)
Due to our sustained efforts as a country life expectancy has doubled from just 35 years in 1950 to almost 70 years today, and over the last two decades alone, infant deaths have halved. However, our health system returns about 5% of our population or 60 million people to poverty each year.(HT)
Updated on May 22, 2018 07:08 AM IST
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By Nachiket Mor

Stolen 10-seater toilet installed by PCMC found in chawl in Hinjewadi

The toilet was found by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) cleaners in Gujar chawl, where they were cleaning an overhead water tank, according to police.
The toilet was installed in 2017 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative of the central government.(HT PHOTO)
The toilet was installed in 2017 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative of the central government.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2018 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune

Chandigarh third cleanest city in India: Swachh Bharat survey

The city, which had dropped from the second spot to eleventh last year, is just behind Indore and Bhopal this year.
Chandigarh is just behind Indore and Bhopal this year in the government’s cleanliness survey.(HT File Photo)
Chandigarh is just behind Indore and Bhopal this year in the government’s cleanliness survey.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta

Why the Aspirational Districts Programme may not change anything on ground

In building an outcome-focused, data-driven framework Niti Ayog has taken an important step. But data is not a substitute for entrenched implementation failure.
The real barrier to tailoring development interventions to district needs is not data (although it certainly is part of the story) but the centralised financing and decision-making structure that districts are embedded in(Bloomberg)
The real barrier to tailoring development interventions to district needs is not data (although it certainly is part of the story) but the centralised financing and decision-making structure that districts are embedded in(Bloomberg)
Published on May 15, 2018 02:51 PM IST
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By Yamini Aiyar

‘People use septic tanks for storing water in parched Bundelkhand’

The septic tanks constructed for toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan have turned into drinking water storage tanks in Bundelkhand, said Rajendra Singh.
Bhopal, India - May 13, 2018: A priest carrying water for a temple in Budelkhand area near Prithvipur in Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Bhopal, India - May 13, 2018: A priest carrying water for a temple in Budelkhand area near Prithvipur in Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2018 06:13 PM IST
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Bhopal, Hindustan Times | By Shruti Tomar
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