Five years of Swachh Bharat Mission: Survey finds 72% believe cities now cleaner, but 88% report garbage still dumped in public spaces
72 percent believe their city and neighbourhood is cleaner than 2014, want no single-use plastic and public health to be the focus in mission’s next phase
Swachh Bharat Mission: Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction, builds 42.72 lakh household toilets
Maharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centre's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme
Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) has sent India on a toilet construction spree, 51.6 percent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility – a system that separates human excreta from human contact–between January 2015 and December 2016.
As many as 8,582 villages have so far been declared 'open defecation free' in Chhattisgarh, which is targeting to becoming an ODF state by October 2018.
Salman Khan came on board after he got perturbed at the sight of watching people relieve themselves outside his apartment at Bandra Bandstand.
Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, and nearly 170 towns in Gujarat, were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on the birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation' on Sunday.