#SwachhIndia | Could these worms be the answer to the sewage waste disposal crisis facing India? Called tiger worm toilet, this is being touted as an affordable and sustainable sanitation solution for areas where there’s no sewerage infrastructure
#SwachhIndia | Litter is perhaps one of the most of the visible examples of dirt in our urban spaces and in a bid to tackle this problem, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC), Greater Mumbai’s governing civic body, has penalised nearly five lakh people found littering in 10 months
#SwachhIndia | Uttar Pradesh, which plans to become open defecation free by October 2018 has a worrisome sanitation scenario in both its rural and urban areas. But the state's first and till now only open defecation free (ODF) district, Shamli can serve as a good model to follow for rest of the state
#SwachhWarriors | Next time before you discard your old shoes, think again. These non-biodegradable items end up reaching landfills and oceans thereby polluting the environment drastically. This is what you can do instead
#SwachhWarriors | The nine tribal colonies which reside in the forested Kuttampuzha Range in Kerala’s Ernakulam district lead rather remote lives. However, all that changed last year. 500 toilets were built and now the area is open defecation free. The credit for this transformation goes to one beat forest officer— PG Sudha.
#SwachhIndia | Meet waste warrior Amishi Shah, who has recycled over 1,000 kilograms of waste and has sold around 4000 to 5000 products made from discarded e-waste, while saving around 1100 kilos of carbon emission.
#SwachhIndia | Manav Vikas School in Jamshedpur currently has only one toilet. The school aims to reuse 3,000 plastic bottles and make an environment-friendly toilet and based on its success it will be replicated in other places as well
#SwachhIndia | North Delhi decides to instil civic sense among people through its new swachh mascots - Mrs Saf Suthiri (clean), Mr Swachh Kumar (hygienic), Mr Chakachak (spotless) and Madam Safai Pasand
#SwachhIndia |The Ministry of Urban Development directed the urban local bodies of 12 states to install instant feedback devices in both private and public restrooms accessible to the general population
#SwachhIndia | Kanyakumari aims for total sanitation, not just in terms of toilets built but also in terms of solid and liquid waste management, improvement of sewage systems and adequate water supply due to their direct linkage with sanitation
#SwachhIndia | India has the world’s largest urban population of 41 million people defecating in the open, a record no country can be proud of. While implementation of total sanitation remains a huge challenge in rural India, there are some serious problems on the sanitation front in Urban India which need to be tackled to make Swachh Bharat a success
#InNews| The Indian Mountaineering Foundation will be sending expeditions to clean-up the waste at popular tourist destinations in the Himalayas. The teams will also create awareness about #SwachhIndia among the local residents
#SwachhIndia | India generates an estimated 61,754 million litres of liquid waste per year, against a developed treatment capacity of 22,963 million litres, causing most on India’s untreated liquid waste to be directly discharged into water bodies. It is time for India to learn from different countries about Wastewater Management
#SwachhIndia | Since the inception of #SwachhBharatAbhiyan in 2014 more than 1,80,000 villages, 130 districts and three states – Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Latest to get added to the list of ODF is Rural Madurai
#SwachhIndia | Big fat Indian weddings are the norm than exception these days. When it is a wedding in India, it is meant to be no holds bar. However, Kerala recently witnessed a wedding ceremony with a difference