Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicSwachh Bharat Mission

Topic: Swachh Bharat Mission

For the sixth time in a row, MP’s Indore clinches the ‘cleanest city in India’ tag

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released the Swachh Survekshan 2022 Saturday. With two cities in the top 10, Madhya Pradesh emerged as the best-performing state in India.  

Nudge, threats & help from state scheme — how Telangana villages scored Swachh Bharat top spot

Telangana has highest number of villages declared 'Open Defecation Free Plus', the 'plus' signifying sustained ODF status, solid and liquid waste management, and visual cleanliness.

PM Modi launches 2nd phase of pet projects Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, AMRUT

The two missions have been designed to make all cities garbage free, water secure & help contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the PMO said.

Swachh Bharat’s first transgender toilets in MP is a giant leap: IAS officer

For decades, policy-making in India has treated transgenders as invisible while allocating funds for creation of public facilities. But inclusivity can't be reduced to a token exercise.

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.  

No toilets in 5 lakh rural Karnataka homes, Yediyurappa govt cites lack of space as reason

Minister K.S. Eshwarappa says these 5 lakh households, mostly in northern Karnataka districts, are in areas where houses are built next to each other with no space to spare for a toilet.

PM calls for week-long garbage-free country, but India is the world’s highest waste-generator

India produces 277.1 million tonnes of solid waste every year, which is likely to touch 387.8 million tonnes in 2030. However, the per capita waste generated is below the global average.

Visual, digital art showcasing Gandhi & cleanliness — inside Delhi’s Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Sunday opened Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra at Rajghat to the public. Only virtual tours are allowed for the time being.

Covid crisis has exposed gaps in urban Swachh Bharat Mission. It must be revamped

The Swachh Bharat Mission won’t work in Covid times unless it is equipped with wastewater management, better infrastructure and protects sanitation workers better.

Declaring India ODF doesn’t mean much if there is no cross-verification with big data

In 'The Swachh Bharat Revolution', edited by Parameswaran Iyer, Bibek Debroy highlights the questions that should be asked about India’s ODF status.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.