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  • NABARD disburses Rs 12,298 crore so far under Swachh Bharat Mission Oct 02, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    NABARD disburses Rs 12,298 crore so far under Swachh Bharat Mission

    The campaign, which will continue till January 26, 2021, is aimed at creating awareness among rural populace towards adopting good hygiene and sanitation practices, a release said.

  • Top garbage-free cities in India declared: Is your city on the list? May 19, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    Top garbage-free cities in India declared: Is your city on the list?

    Karnal, New Delhi, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Chandigarh, Bhilai Nagar, Ahmedabad receive three-star garbage free rating

  • Study finds uneven utilisation of funds for important central government schemes in districts Jan 17, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Study finds uneven utilisation of funds for important central government schemes in districts

    The Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) and Tata Trusts conducted a two-year project focusing on fiscal governance reforms needed at the district level.

  • PM Modi to be honoured by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachch Bharat Abhiyan Sep 03, 2019 08:10 AM IST

    PM Modi to be honoured by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachch Bharat Abhiyan

    The minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office said the award will be given to PM Modi when he visits the United States this month

  • EDMC plans introduction of sewer management system in JJ colonies under Swachh Bharat Aug 13, 2019 05:30 PM IST

    EDMC plans introduction of sewer management system in JJ colonies under Swachh Bharat

    The project will also see involvement of DJB and DUSIB, the official said, adding the EDMC has already been declared open defecation free earlier this year.

  • Budget 2019: Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 to focus on rural solid waste management Jul 05, 2019 12:05 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 to focus on rural solid waste management

    The government intends to ensure 100 percent disposal of liquid waste, with an emphasis on faecal sludge management and reuse of wastewater.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission helped reduce groundwater contamination: UNICEF Jun 10, 2019 05:47 PM IST

    Swachh Bharat Mission helped reduce groundwater contamination: UNICEF

    The study indicated that substantially reduced levels of contamination could be attributed to improved sanitation and hygiene practices.

  • CAG questions Gujarat government's claim on Open Defecation Free status Sep 20, 2018 06:10 PM IST

    CAG questions Gujarat government's claim on Open Defecation Free status

    In a survey conducted in eight districts, nearly 30 percent of houses were found to have no toilets, said the CAG report tabled in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

  • Udhampur builds nearly 75,000 toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission Sep 07, 2018 04:55 PM IST

    Udhampur builds nearly 75,000 toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission

    Udhampur district has built 74,587 units of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL), covering 98 percent of its population, District Development Commissioner Ravinder Kumar said Friday.

  • Sanitation coverage in rural India reached 92% under Swachh Bharat Mission: Government Sep 06, 2018 09:00 PM IST

    Sanitation coverage in rural India reached 92% under Swachh Bharat Mission: Government

    The sanitation coverage in rural areas was 39 percent as on October 2, 2014 when the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched.

  • Not a single village in Goa is ODF verified! Aug 20, 2018 11:06 PM IST

    Not a single village in Goa is ODF verified!

    CM Manohar Parrikar's vision to make Goa ODF before 2018 end, thus seems like a distant dream in the current scenario.

  • Railways sets October 2 deadline for toilet upgradation at stations Jun 22, 2018 05:46 PM IST

    Railways sets October 2 deadline for toilet upgradation at stations

    Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has said he has received numerous complaints regarding the poor condition of the toilets, adding that keeping those clean was a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

  • 10 'Swachh Iconic Places' added to phase 3 of Swachh Bharat Mission Jun 12, 2018 07:20 PM IST

    10 'Swachh Iconic Places' added to phase 3 of Swachh Bharat Mission

    These sites have joined the 20 iconic places selected under Phase I and II where special sanitation work is underway.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind to launch 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign today Sep 15, 2017 09:25 AM IST

    President Ram Nath Kovind to launch 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign today

    The campaign, to highlight the Narendra Modi government's flagship cleanliness initiative Swachh Bharat Mission, will be launched from Ishwari Ganj village near here, an official spokesman said.

  • Jharkhand among top five states in 'Swachh Bharat Mission': Venkaiah Naidu May 17, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Jharkhand among top five states in 'Swachh Bharat Mission': Venkaiah Naidu

    Reviewing programmes of the urban development department here, Naidu also appreciated Das for approving 60,916 applications out of 2.55 lakh houses under PMSAY with GEO tagging of 32,000 houses.

  • India needs to accelerate investment in children, education: World Bank Apr 21, 2017 08:40 AM IST

    India needs to accelerate investment in children, education: World Bank

    Lauding Narendra Modi for demonetisation and Swachh Bharat mission, Jim said the Prime Minister needs to accelerate things quickly in educational outcomes so that India as it marches on its fast pace growth can compete in the "economy of future".

  • Modi says movement towards digital transactions will continue Jan 28, 2017 03:32 PM IST

    Modi says movement towards digital transactions will continue

    Addressing a rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), Modi also said the cadets can play a catalytic role in helping the citizens inculcate the habit of cleanliness.

  • Demonetisation was to bring attitudinal change: Naidu Jan 01, 2017 12:46 PM IST

    Demonetisation was to bring attitudinal change: Naidu

    Demonetisation was to bring attitudinal change among people, like what major initiatives Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken in the last two and half years including Swachh Bharat mission aimed at, says Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

  • Govt intensifying steps to implement Swachh Bharat: Pondy CM Dec 05, 2016 12:10 PM IST

    Govt intensifying steps to implement Swachh Bharat: Pondy CM

    Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Narayanasamy said, the government would provide subsidies to households to construct toilets in case they did not have the facility already and Puducherry would be declared open defecation free Union Territory in the course of time.

  • Sanitation will be an election issue in upcoming polls: Naidu Oct 29, 2016 01:56 PM IST

    Sanitation will be an election issue in upcoming polls: Naidu

    The Urban Development Minister also exuded confidence that the NDA government will achieve all the stated objectives of the flagship programme, including making India open defecation free (ODF) by 2019.

  • 'Target on construction of toilets in urban areas on course' Oct 25, 2016 07:40 AM IST

    'Target on construction of toilets in urban areas on course'

    "During the two years of Swachh Bharat Mission, 22,97,389 individual household toilets have so far been constructed in urban areas of the country as against the five year mission target of 66,42,221 such toilets to be built by 2019.

  • 175-km long track becomes discharge free rail corridor Oct 20, 2016 09:28 AM IST

    175-km long track becomes discharge free rail corridor

    The 141-km-long Okha-Kanalus route and the 34-km-long Porbandar-Wansjaliya sections in Gujarat have now become the green train corridors as all trains passing on these lines are now equipped with bio-toilets.

  • Railways gets Rs 1656 cr for installing bio-toilets, CCTVs Oct 10, 2016 01:26 PM IST

    Railways gets Rs 1656 cr for installing bio-toilets, CCTVs

    While Rs 1155 crore has been given to the railways for installing bio-toilets in trains under Swachh Bharat Mission, it has got Rs 500 crore under Nirbhaya Fund for putting all major stations under CCTV surveilance for enhancing passenger safety and security.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission should become a 'jan andolan': Venkaiah Oct 10, 2016 01:14 PM IST

    Swachh Bharat Mission should become a 'jan andolan': Venkaiah

    Speaking at 'Swachhagraha', organised as part of screening of short films on 'Swachh Bharat' drive here, Venkaiah said public movement has to be built to maintain cleanliness.

  • Shri Venkaiah Naidu Thanks Shri Amitabh Bachchan for Agreeing to Promote `City Compost` Jul 15, 2016 06:44 PM IST

    Shri Venkaiah Naidu Thanks Shri Amitabh Bachchan for Agreeing to Promote `City Compost`

    As an extension of the efforts undertaken by Ministry of Urban Development to encourage processing of solid waste, Shri Venkaiah Naidu today spoke to ...

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