Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicParameswaran Iyer

Topic: Parameswaran Iyer

Parameswaran Iyer, Modi’s IAS man for Swachh Bharat, reveals how the mission was achieved

In a new book, Parameswaran Iyer shares inside details from his four years working with the sanitation ministry, having a direct line to PM Modi and breaking 'sarkari' norms.  

Drinking water secretary & PM’s trusted officer Parmeswaran Iyer quits for ‘personal reasons’

Credited for successfully implementing Swachh Bharat Mission, Iyer’s resignation comes nine months before his second extension ends in April 2021.

Off The Cuff with Parameswaran Iyer

Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, was in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta at Off The Cuff in Bengaluru on...

Modi’s favourite Parameswaran Iyer belongs to the cult of super IAS officers like TN Seshan

Former IAS officer Parameswaran Iyer built 11 crore toilets all over India in 60 months. That's how PM Modi could declare rural India open-defecation free.

‘Modi govt does not approve naming & shaming in the name of Swachh Bharat’

Parameswaran Iyer, the Centre’s point-person for Swachh Bharat in rural India, says efforts to change behaviour seem to be working.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.