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  • Mumbai: MBMC’s focus on ‘swachhta’

    Bhayandar:  “I will remain committed towards cleanliness and devote time for this…I will neither litter nor let others litter.” this was the pledge taken by thousands of citizens, mostly students to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and completion of four years of Swachh Bharat Mission in Mira-Bhayandar on Tuesday. On this occasion, Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), chief, Balaji Khatgaonkar and Mayor Dimple Mehta had organized rallies calling for public

  • Mumbai: 70 Railway employees organise flash mob at CSMT to spread message of cleanliness on Gandhi Jayanti, watch video

    As the entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, this year the Swachh Bharat Mission has taken a centre stage. And, keeping in mind Gandhi’s idea of cleaner India, 70 Railway employees of Mumbai came up with a unique way to spread the message of cleanliness. These railway employees organised a flash mob at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai to spread the message of cleanliness ahead of

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    Swachhata Hi Seva Movement: I found TV an effective way to spread cleanliness message, says Amitabh Bachchan

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found TV to be an “effective way to spread the message of cleanliness”.”Four years ago, you (Modi) introduced the nation to the Swachh Bharat Mission. I too decided to get involved as a citizen of India. I have been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including the campaign to clean the Versova beach in Mumbai,”

  • Swachh Bharat Mission could help avert over 3 lakh deaths, says WHO

    New Delhi: If India remains committed to achieving 100 percent coverage in terms of safe sanitation services by October 2019, as many as 3,00,000 deaths caused due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014 can be averted, the World Health Organisation highlighted.

  • Rlys sets Oct 2 deadline for toilet upgradation at stations

    New Delhi : The railways has set a deadline of October 2, when the Centre plans to launch year-long celebrations to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, for the upgradation of toilets at all stations in the country, according to a letter written by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani to all the zones.

  • In pictures: Amitabh Bachchan promotes Swachh Bharat in Mumbai

    Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan is the face of Swachh Bharat. The aim of the campaign is to will focus on Sanitation, Wash, Air pollution, Cleanliness, Health and Hygiene. The aim is to work towards achieving its Swachh Bharat Abhiyan targets by the deadline set by the government, October 2, 2019.

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    FPJ Interview: There’s nexus between waste contractors and civic officials, says Raaginii Jaain

    Waste management has been in the news recently with the Bombay High Court warning the civic bodies of Aurangabad, Kalyan, Dombivli, Thane and Mumbai of banning new constructions if they fail to come up with a policy to follow solid waste management rules and scientifically treat garbage. Fire at the dump site and dumping of untreated waste is common practice that creates hygiene and health issues. In several cities, people are disallowed

  • Modi blasts Oppn for ‘dividing’ the country

    Describing the Madhepura Electric Locomotive Factory as a prime example of Make in India and a source of employment in the region, he said work on the project was first approved in 2007 but it began only three years ago when the NDA government came into the power. On Tuesday, the first engine rolled out of the factory.

  • Thane tops cleanliness app downloading campaign

    Thane: Thane city has jumped from 27 spot to secure the number one spot in a cleanliness app downloading campaign in the state in an awareness programme conducted as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The city also ranked second in the country.

  • MBMC’s Swachhta takes hit as garbage collectors go on strike

    Bhayandar : Barely three days after the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) managed to resolve the issues of striking staffers attached to its public transport authority, garbage lifting contractors launched an indefinite strike on Saturday.

  • Indore: Plastic crusher machine dedicated to public

    Indore: State’s maiden plastic crusher machine, installed at Chhapan Dukaan area for disposing plastic bottles and poly bags, was dedicated to public on Wednesday.

  • ‘Inactive’ citizens ensure app fails to make clean sweep!

    Mumbai: Call it an efficient garbage lifting system or the lack of interest shown by people in keeping the twin-city clean, the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) is still struggling to achieve even 2 per cent of the Swachhta app download target as part of the 2018 guidelines of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).

  • India has highest number of people without basic sanitation, says report

    The report says despite immense progress through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, more than 732 million people still suffer fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets -– a situation that is worse for women and girls.

  • PM Narendra Modi greets media fraternity on National Press Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the media fraternity on the occasion of National Press Day and said that the role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable.

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