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Swachh Bharat

AAP Slams BJP Over Poor Swachh Rankings Of Delhi's 2 Municipal Corporations

Nov 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Two of the three municipal corporations in Delhi have finished in the bottom 10 among 48 cities of the country in a specific category of the government's cleanliness survey, results for which were announced on Saturday.

Explainer | What Is E-Waste And How It's Helping Govt Make Money

Oct 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Responding to PM Modi's clarion call of 'Swachh Bharat', Union Health Ministry auctioned e-wastes worth Rs 13 lakh which included printers, computers, photo-copy machines and their spare parts.

Tourists Who Dumped Pizza Boxes On Karnataka Road Made To Go Back 80Km To Pick Up Trash

Two youths were made to travel 80km back to Madikeri in Coorg just so that they can clean up the garbage they had thrown on the highway while traveling.

Rural India Declared Itself Open-Defecation Free Today: PM Modi In Gujarat

Oct 02, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Speaking at the 'Swachh Bharat Diwas' programme in Ahmedabad, Modi said: 'Sanitation, conservation of environment and animals were dear to Gandhi Ji.'

Dhoom-Dhaam Se Manayein, Fit India Pe Dhyaan Dein, Aur Bharat Ko Swachch Rakhein: Salman Khan's Message On Gandhi Jayanti

Taking to his twitter handle, Salman Khan wished all his fans on the occasion, but foremost, he laid his focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Fit India Movement and Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.

02 October, 2019

On 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah Says 'Modi Only PM To Establish Mahatma's Values'

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Home Minister Amit Shah underlined the perils of single-use plastic, saying it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade.

25 September, 2019

PM Modi Gets 'Global Goalkeeper' Award For Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Outlook Web Bureau

Over 11 crore toilets were built in the country in the last five years, PM Modi said.

17 September, 2019

What Has The World’s Third Largest River To Do With Malnutrition?

Damayanti Datta

As a historian tells the story of the Ganga in a new book, we connect the dots to see where mindless destruction of nature can take us

02 September, 2019

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Honour PM Modi For Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Outlook Web Bureau

The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in 2014 and its components include the construction of household toilets, community and public toilets and solid waste management.

22 July, 2019

BJP Pulls Up MP Pragya Thakur For 'Clean Toilet' Remark

Outlook Web Bureau

This comment was not only seen as a casteist remark but also one that was mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.

21 July, 2019

WATCH | 'Didn't Become MP To Clean Drains, Toilets': BJP MP Pragya Singh's Shocker In MP

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Pragya Singh's comment is being seen by many as a mockery of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan, which he had launched in 2014 with much fanfare.


13 July, 2019

WATCH: BJP MPs Hema Malini, Anurag Thakur Join Cleanliness Drive At Parliament

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Surrounded by people, Hema, in a grey kurta and black trousers, held a broom and participated in the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" on Parliament premises.

05 July, 2019

Safe Drinking Water To Every Household By 2024, Says FM In Budget Speech

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India Budget 2019-20: Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government also proposes to expand Swachh Bharat to include solid waste management in every village.

18 May, 2019

After Cyclone Fani, A Swachh Bharat Toilet Has Become Home To This Dalit Family

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Rendered homeless, Khirod Jena (58), a landless daily wage earner in Raghudeipur village, has been living in 7 feet x 6 feet toilet, along with his spouse and two grown-up daughters.

24 February, 2019

PM Modi Washes Feet Of Sanitation Workers At Kumbh

Outlook Web Bureau

"It's nothing less than a dream. Will share this proud moment with everyone. Modi deserves another chance as the country's head," said one of the sanitation workers whose feet was washed by Modi

12 February, 2019

Corrupt People Are Scared Of 'Chowkidar', Says PM Modi In Haryana

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PM Modi said the efforts of his government were not only to make the country cleaner but also to cleanse it of evils like corruption.

16 January, 2019

Swachh Kumbh Falls Flat As Thousands Of Toilets Go Non-Functional On Day 1

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On the very first "Shahi Snan" (royal bath) that took place on Tuesday on the occasion of the auspicious Makar Sankranti, dozens of visitors could be seen defecating and relieving themselves in the open.


12 December, 2018

This Seven Year Old Girl Took Her Father To Police Station For Not Building A Toilet

Outlook Web Bureau

As the news spread, the Ambur Municipality Commissioner announced Zaara as the brand ambassador for the Swachh Bharat mission.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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