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Swachh Bharat Mission

PM Modi lauds 'people's participation' in strengthening Swachh Bharat Mission

PM lauded the efforts of the local people of Visakhapatnam against the single-use plastic with an aim to keep the environment clean

27 Feb 2022 12:44 PM

Aakar Patel | Why focus on sanitation is essential for a cleaner India

This focus on littering and rubbish is what separates Swachh Bharat from the two other programmes for sanitation that were run earlier

05 Oct 2021 7:54 AM

PM Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, AMRUT 2.0

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri was also present at the event

01 Oct 2021 1:16 PM

Thanks but no thanks: Bill Gates to honour PM Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Modi government presented an order in Parliament on August 5 revoking the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir state.

17 Sep 2019 10:05 AM

Ayushman Bharat on way to become world's largest free healthcare scheme: Jaitley

The central government aims to give health insurance cover to around 50 crore poor people with Ayushman Bharat.

06 Mar 2019 6:14 PM


Govt plans to sanction one crore houses before 2020

An official of ministry said that since April 2018 alone, 1,612 cities have been declared as open defecation free.

29 Dec 2018 4:40 PM

‘Swachh Bharat mission is revolution’

With India striving to eliminate open defecation in its entirety by October 2, 2019 is the best birthday gift we can give to Gandhiji: President

30 Sep 2018 12:28 AM

PM Modi announces cleanliness movement

In a video message, the Mr Modi called upon people to join the movement on Saturday morning.

13 Sep 2018 2:37 AM

Swachh Bharat campaign can prevent over 3 lakh deaths: WHO

The WHO noted that India's commitment and progress is reflected in the fact that household sanitation coverage has greatly increased.

04 Aug 2018 3:05 PM

Water scarcity sees revival of open defecation

Toilets built in houses under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) have either been “totally shut for summer”, or used as store roomsl.

21 May 2018 3:45 AM


Union min blocks mic while retired Assam teacher spoke about bad roads

Retired teacher from Nagaon lamented that he had given several applications to local legislator to repair roads but nothing had happened.

09 May 2018 10:18 AM

Swachh Bharat: 87-yr-old J&K woman builds toilet with her hands

87-year-old Rakki from Jammu and Kashmir's village said she had no idea about ill-effects of defecating in the open.

04 May 2018 6:50 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal warns of action against ‘corruption’ flagged by CAG

Not a single toilet built in city under Swachchh Mission, says report.

04 Apr 2018 1:59 AM

Delhi govt sits on Rs 40 Cr, no toilet built under Swachh Bharat in 2.5 yrs: CAG

According to report by CAG, AAP-led city government did not allocate the Mission funds to implementing agencies as per their requirements.

03 Apr 2018 7:26 PM

Bombay HC asks BMC to explain how ‘private toilets’ be converted into public

'It is your obligation to build toilets. While you do not do that, instead you make private toilets into public toilets,' the bench said.

07 Mar 2018 11:32 AM


Govt plans Yamuna gram scheme to make villages open defecation free

The Centre now plans to take up the project to make the villages on the banks of the Yamuna river open defecation free.

18 Feb 2018 3:07 PM

MP: BJP's Janardan Mishra cleans clogged school toilet, video goes viral

Earlier BJP leader, who has always shown immense support towards Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission, was spotted cleaning the streets of Rewa.

18 Feb 2018 12:46 PM

Budget 2018: NDA woos rural India with free LPG, houses

LPG quota to be increased, Rs 16,000 cr for electricity to villages and health insurance.

02 Feb 2018 7:03 AM

MBMC ropes in rag pickers

The municipal body is recognising the rag pickers as their workforce.

26 Dec 2017 5:40 AM

Padmavati row: Will carry out 'Swachh Bharat', burn theatres, warns BJP leader

The movie, starring actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, had not received a clearance from the CBFC.

21 Nov 2017 4:32 PM