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  • 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.

  • Seeking a debate on inner democracy in political parties: PM

    New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a debate on inner democracy in the political parties from the BJP forum at a time when it has become extinct in his own party with its MPs, office-bearers and leaders snubbed if they speak out of turn without permission.

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    Mumbai: Eye-sore’ banners mock MBMC’s Swachhta rally

    Bhayandar: To achieve the objectives of the ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has been on overdrive to improve the standards of cleanliness and enhance hygienic conditions in the twin city. As a part of their endeavour, a rally was organised on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday which also marked the third anniversary of the countrywide cleanliness mission on October 2, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a

  • Clean India can be achieved only if all Indians unite: PM

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the target of a ‘Clean India’ cannot be achieved by 1,000 Mahatma Gandhis, one lakh Narendra Modis and all the country’s chief ministers coming together but by the unity of its 125 crore people. The prime minister was addressing an event at Vigyan Bhavan to mark three years of the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission, coinciding with Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.