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May 11, 2015, Cleaning up for Mother Nature on Mother’s Day
While most celebrated Mothers' day with their biological mums, Goa For Giving gathered a group of young and old to commemorate the day with a special mother...more


May 9, 2015, Clean Yamuna: Every household in Delhi to pay environment compensation, says NGT
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered that every household in Delhi pay a monthly environmental compensation to clean up Yamuna river.The compensation to be paid will be directly proportional to the property or water tax, whichever is higher, paid by a particular household...more


May 9, 2015, All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU), Imphal West district committee commences cleanliness drive.
All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU), Imphal West district committee and AMSU, Singjamei branch jointly conducted a cleanliness drive at Karam Junior High School, Lilong and Chajing Mairenkhong Upper Primary School today...more


May 8, 2015, Inside Track: Spring Cleaning
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a spring cleaning of his office and residence at Race Course Road. Twelve truckloads of stuff was removed in the clean-up drive...more


May 7, 2015, KCR to launch 'Swachh Hyderabad campaign'
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has taken cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet-programme Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to win over ensuing Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls with a massive supplement programme 'Swachh Hyderabad camp...more


May 7, 2015, Cricketer Mohammed Kaif hails Swachh Bharat Mission
Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif today contributed to the cleanliness drive of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after being nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...more


May 6, 2015, Vellore fort to become tourist friendly, cleaning commences
Vellore Corporation commenced the task of cleaning the premises inside the fort. It was part of a joint initiative with the District Administration to keep the fort clean and provide basic amenities to the tourists...more


May 1, 2015, Government may make waste management a part of school curriculum
Aiming to achieve target of '100% waste segregation at source' over the next three-four years through people's participation on a massive scale, the environment ministry will come out with comprehensive revised rules on waste management in the country by July 15...more


Apr 30, 2015, This Indian City Is Doing Something Amazing – Using Plastic Waste For Constructing Roads
Every city in India needs to take a leaf out of Jamshedpur’s book – it is the only city in India which uses plastic waste for constructing roads...more


Apr 29, 2015, Monuments identified for Clean India Campaign
The Union Ministry of Culture launched Swacch Bharat Abhiyan on 25th September, 2014 under Clean India Campaign...more


Apr 25, 2015, Haflong Lake Revival Week inaugurated
The Haflong Lake Revival Week from April 21 to 27, organised by MaD (Make a Difference), Haflong, in collaboration with SOUL (Save Our Lake), was inaugurated by NCHAC Chief Executive Member Debojeet Thaosen on April 21 at Haflong Lake Arena, Incredible India Campus...more


Apr 23, 2015, Cleanliness Drive
As part of Khongjom Day observance, Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) in association with DM College of Commerce Students' Union conducted a cleanliness drive at the campus of DM College of Commerce...more


Apr 23, 2015, Cess, higher devolution of taxes to states to fill gaps in Swachch Bharat funding, says minister
Days after women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi lamented at budget cuts in Integrated Child Development Scheme, another minister from Narendra Modi government has spoken against cuts in funds for his ministry in Parliament...more


Apr 21, 2015, Vadodara Municipal Corporation to clean storm water drains
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will be cleaning storm water drains ahead of the ensuing monsoon season to ensure that there is no waterlogging in the area...more


Apr 13, 2015, Garbage disposal finds no takers for CSR
“Everyone is saying Clean India, Clean India, but why are we not asking where will the garbage collected go?” asks Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International Social Services organization, pioneers of building public toilets...more


Apr 12, 2015, Over 100,000 people join river clean-up drive
Over 100,000 people representing almost all walks of life participated in a campaign organised to clean the Bagmati river in the Capital...more


Apr 11, 2015, May Date set for Mega Cooum Clean up Drive
In yet another attempt to clean the severely polluted Cooum river, as many as five departments would work in tandem to take up the projects planned under the Intergrated Cooum River Eco-Restoration Plan from May...more


Apr 8, 2015, Pune municipal corporation installs GPS on garbage vans
The Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has installed global positioning system (GPS) devices on a trial basis for three ghanta gadis (garbage collection vans)...more


Apr 7, 2015, How an All-Women Team Painted Walls, Cleaned Roads, Transformed Hospitals And Changed Ludhiana
This all-women team is on a mission to transform Ludhiana into a clean and safe city. From providing a makeover to the city hospital to painting walls which were covered with posters, these ladies will inspire you to be more responsible citizens. ..more


Apr 6, 2015, NGO members clean Pandavleni caves
Around 30 environmental activists of NGO Hausla on Sunday took the initiative and cleaned Pandavleni caves. Starting from April, the NGO has decided to clean one location every month...more


Apr 2, 2015, Jaipur Municipal Corporation plans waste-to-energy plant
If all goes well according to the plan, the city will not only get rid of its garbage menace but also it will be able to utilize the garbage in generating power...more


Apr 1, 2015, Modi’s Swachh Bharat set to scale Everest
A 34-member Indian Army mountaineering team has also been tasked with cleaning the slopes of Everest and bringing down non-biodegradable mountaineering waste that’s been left behind by generations of mountain climbers...more


Mar 18, 2015, MP funds can be used to buy vehicles for Swachh Bharat Mission
Members of Parliament can recommend purchase of vehicles and equipments for sanitation works belonging to the Centre, state and local bodies under the MPLAD scheme, Parliament...more


Mar 17, 2015, Sonal Mansingh to spread 'Swachh Bharat' message through dance
Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh Tuesday announced the theme of this year's bi-annual festival is dedicated to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and aims to raise awareness about cleanliness through dance and music presentation...more


Mar 13, 2105, Government to levy Swachh Bharat cess on select services: Revenue Secretary
The government will levy up to two per cent Swachh Bharat Cess on select services but only if there is a need for funds for the Prime Minister's Clean India drive, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das...more


Mar 12, 2015, Human activity main culprit in Ganga pollution: IIT report
The management of solid and liquid waste generated from domestic and industrial sources, preparation of water resources plan for Ganga river basin with wetlands, distributed ground and surface water storage and management of polluted agricultural runoff were the suggestions of the IIT consortium to Centre for its projects to clean the holy river...more


Mar 11, 2015, Towards ‘Swacchhagraha’, Seminar on Gandhiji’s dream of Clean and Capable India
To further the Government’s objective of making ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ a people’s movement - ‘Swachhagraha’, a two day ‘International Seminar on Clean and Capable India of Gandhiji’s Dreams’ will be organized in the national capital...more


Mar 16, 2015, Cyclist on nationwide yatra to generate awareness about Swachhta Abhiyan, calls on PM
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met Shri Abhishek Kumar Sharma, a youth who is undertaking a nationwide cycle yatra to generate awareness about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan...more


Mar 9, 2015, New Swachh Bharat film asks Indians to take ownership of their public places
Grey Group India has rolled out a new film for the Swachh Bharat Mission. The 60-second film has been launched for the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, who is leaving no stone unturned to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a litter and garbage-free India...more


Mar 8, 2015, Ramakrishna Mission on a 'Mission' to Make 'Namma Mangaluru, Swachha Mangaluru'
As part of the 40 weeks Cleanliness Drive being undertaken by the Ramakrishna Mission and which was initiated on the 1st February 2015, has been going on in full swing, with many volunteers from Schools/colleges/organizations coming forward to take part in this unique project in order to make Mangaluru a cleaner city, under the campaign "Swachh Bharath" launched by PM Modi...more


Mar 7, 2015, Pongala lesson in quick clean-up - Workers tidy up streets within hours of record gathering of women wrapping up ritual cooking
The world's largest gathering of women also offers the swiftest lesson in Swachh Bharat...more


Mar 5, 2015, Goa governor gives Swachh Bharat twist to Holi message
Enjoy Holi, offer gulal, but also clean your homes and surroundings during the festival, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha told the people ...more


Mar 3, 2015, SpringPeople Team Joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
The time when most people like to relax and enjoy the mood of “Thanks God It’s Friday,” Team SpringPeople went out with a mission in their mind - Clean a children’s park/playground of all the garbage & litter...more


Mar 2, 2015, Amit Shah in UP, asks people to join Swachh Bharat campaign
BJP President Amit Shah on Monday appealed the people to join Swachh Bharat campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...more


Mar 1, 2015, NCC cadets sweep LU campus ‘swachh’
Around 500 young cadets of NCC Group headquarters Lucknow and 20 UP Girls' Battalion kicked on a cleanliness drive at the Lucknow University...more


Feb 28, 2015, Cleanliness mission makes women toilets a priority
Women will be accorded priority under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan while constructing community and public toilets, the Union urban development department has informed Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Vandana Chavan...more


Feb, 27, 2015, India's Slum Children Push Politicians To Provide Clean Water, Toilets
Struggling Indian kids have heard their government’s promises, but they haven’t seen much action –- so they’re taking matters into their own little hands...more


Feb 24 , 2015, PVR introduces Swaccha PVR Drive in Punjab
With an earnest attempt to provide the cleanest cinema chain in India, PVR adopted the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan as Swachha PVR Drive / Clean PVR Campaign across all its multiplexes.The 45 day campaign that kick started from 20th January, 2015, is a pan India campaign which is conducted across 44 cities with an inclusion of approximately 3000 PVR staff in all 104 multiplexes...more


Feb 24, 2015, Cops conduct cleanliness drive
A police team led by Superintendent (SP) Ningshem Vashum, Ukhrul conducted a cleanliness drive at Phungreitang west, Seipet Ramlung, Mayotang and Phungreitang today, Mungchan Zimik reports...more


Feb 24, 2015, Cleanliness drive around Basistha
A cleanliness drive is being organized on March 1 in the surrounding areas of Basistha by Abhijatri, a Guwahati-based women welfare organisation which has been regularly undertaking cleanliness drives involving the citizens...more


Feb 23, 2015, Nalbari town gets a new coat of paint
Nalbari, a small town once considered dirty and undiscipline, now wears a new look thanks to the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Dr Om Prakash to paint the town with the ivory cream colour supplemented with a cleanliness drive...more


Feb 20 , 2015, Late Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil Remembered for Cleanliness Campaign
Leaders across the political parties today recalled late RR Patil with NCP chief Sharad Pawar noting that Mr Patil initiated cleanliness campaign in Maharashtra much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachch Bharat campaign...more


Feb 19 , 2015, 'Swachh SwaYUM' creates awareness about clean India
Following in the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan", another cleanliness drive named "Swachh SwaYUM" took place Friday, where over 10,000 employees stepped out across 81 cities to clean a kilometer of area around 400 restaurants...more


Feb 19, 2015, Indore to be made open defecation free city
Taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state's financial capital Indore would be made an open defecation free city...more


Feb 18, 2015, Cleanliness Drive by SCR from Today
The South Central Railway would take up a 10-day long cleanliness drive at railway stations and trains from Tuesday...more


Feb 18, 2015, Cleanliness drive underway
The first leg of cleanliness drive undertaken by Waishel Marin Shemgatpa Lup for cleaning of Waishel Marin (canal) at Nganappikhong was completed on February 17...more


Feb 17, 2015, Indo-French Cultural Society spread social awareness through art and theatre
Organised at Jawahar Kala Kendra by Indo-French Cultural Society in association with the French group Caravan Theatre, the weeklong workshop drew attention to subjects like cleanliness drive, violence against women and education for the girl child...more


Feb 17, 2015, NCC cadets undertake cleanliness drive
Cadets of 16 UP Bn, NCC, Allahabad, took part in a cleanliness drive at Sangam...more


Feb 16, 2015, Cleanliness drive starts today
The municipal corporation (MC) in collaboration with the UT administration was all set to launch a three-month sanitation drive in the city...more


Feb 15, 2015, MSU to organize Walkathon and Painting Competition to encourage cleanliness drive
MSU will organize Walkathon and Painting Competition to encourage cleanliness drive to take forward the Swachh Bharat campaign...more


Feb 03, 015, GM India Talegaon staffers undertake green CSR
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, employees at General Motors India’s Talegaon manufacturing facility organized a cleanliness frive at a nearby school pledging for a cleaner country in accordance with the ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyaan’ (Clean India Campaign)...more


Feb 03, 2015, Mangaluru: 40-Week Cleanliness Drive Begins
A cleanliness drive that will go on for 40 weeks was inaugurated with huge fanfare in Ramakrishna mutt premises on Sunday...more


Feb 02, 2015, Tata Power organises cleanliness drive at Aksa beach, Mumbai
Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has always been committed to providing a cleaner and greener environment to the populace living around its operational areas. Continuing with this commitment, Tata Power undertook a cleanliness drive at the Aksa Beach, Mumbai by cleaning the beach and collecting close to 2 tonnes of garbage...more


Feb 02, 2015, IHG launch year long commitment to cleanliness drive
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched its year-long commitment to the national Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative with a series of hotel-led cleanliness drives...more


Feb 01, 2015, Mizoram launches website for cleanliness
As part of its initiative to become the cleanest State of India, Mizoram has launched a website where people from all parts of the State may upload pictures and texts on cleanliness drives which are carried out anywhere anytime within the State...more


Jan 31, 2015, In Vadodara schools, paintings on cleanliness foreground Mahatma
“One step towards cleanliness” with a half-clad Mahatma Gandhi is the poster that a class IX student of Vidya Bharti School, run by RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sansthan, paints...more


Jan 31, 2015, Navy embarks on cleanliness drive
In keeping with the spirit of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Southern Naval Command has embarked on a mass cleanliness drive in the Naval premises...more


Jan 30, 2015, Salman Khan rides in on a Suzuki for clean India campaign
Something is waiting to happen when you see Salman Khan casually ride into a village astride a Suzuki Access 125 scooter. The actor is working on cleanliness through large scale manoeuvres rather than a single point approach...more


Jan 29, 2015, Swachh Bharat cess may be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment
A Swachh Bharat cess is likely to be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment in the forthcoming Annual Budget...more


Jan 28, 2015, Open defecation-free country became national slogan in 2014
The Narendra Modi government undertook a significant step in 2014 to make the country free from open defecation under an ambitious plan of around Rs 2 lakh crore...more


Jan 26, 2015, B-Town Hopes Obama Visit Will Boost Cleanliness Drive
A visit from Obama could have set right all our arterial roads in Mumbai, found permanent solutions for all our traffic mess. Example...more


Jan 22, 2015, Foreigners living in India laud 'Clean India' drive
Foreigners who came to India for work or love and decided to make the country their home are upbeat about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious "Clean India" campaign...more


Jan 21, 2015, The World Bank Might Give Modi's Swachh Bharat Campaign A Billion Dollars
World Bank today said it will commit USD 1 billion in the government's Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign. World Bank's country director in India Onno Ruhl said the World Bank is considering considerable large sums of financing for that...more


Jan 18, 2015, They Cycled 10,000 km Across 11 Countries for Eco Toilets in This Maharashtra Village
In 2012, four Germans -- three men and a woman cycled from Germany to India across 11 countries in five months. Guts for Change, a German organization arranged this 10,000 km cycling trip to raise money to build toilets...more


Jan 17, 2015, XLRI ORGANISES CLEANLINESS DRIVE
The students of XLRI along with Tongji University, China in an attempt to spread the cleanliness message launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi organised a cleanliness drive at Sonari, Jamshedpur...more


Jan 16, 2015, Japan Lends a Hand to Swachch Bharat Program
Commending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign, Japanese nationals on Thursday participated in a cleanliness drive in Delhi...more


Jan 15, 2015, World Bank to give aid for building toilets in Chhattisgarh
World Bank will extend financial aid to build toilets in tribal-dominated villages of Chhattisgarh under Centre's flagship 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'...more


Jan 14, 2015, PM Modi calls for creating 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon banks to create one lakh "Swachhta Entrepreneurs" within a year, to make the "Swachh Bharat" vision a sustainable reality...more


Jan 13, 2015, 'Plastic-Free India' Drive Launched in Pune
Furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has begun a 'Plastic-free India' drive in Pune in Shirur...more


Jan 12, 2015, IIMB students, residents go on cleaning spree
A number of cleanliness initiatives were undertaken in the City on Sunday. About 50 students and teachers of the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) cleaned their campus on Bannerghatta Road...more


Jan 9, 2015, Irani wields broom for ABVP show
Union Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani skipped the ‘drug-free’ part of the ABVP’s campaign and instead chose to wield the broom at an event called “Nasha-Mukt, paryavaran yukt, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Drug-free, environment-inclusive Clean India campaign)” organised by the student body...more


Jan 9, 2015, Newlywed NRI couple from Dubai boycott honeymoon to initiate Clean India Campaign
Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign, a newly married NRI couple of Ajmer did not go on their honeymoon and initiated the cleaning of the city instead. After performing the marriage rituals, they went on to sweep the Mahavir Circle...more


Jan 9, 2015, PM Modi appreciates Zee, Axis Bank for taking up Cleanliness Drive
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded the efforts of Zee family and Axis Bank for taking forwards the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' initiative...more


Jan 9, 2015, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: PM Modi invites Indian diaspora to join Clean Ganga campaign
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attempted to broaden the Clean Ganga campaign by getting the Indian diaspora involved. Inaugurating the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Mahatma Mandir, Modi said the economic development of 40 per cent of the country’s population “is connected with Maa Ganga”...more


Jan 8, 2015, Mahatma Gandhi's personal secretary V Kalyanam hails Narendra Modi's 'Swachch Bharat'
Mahatma Gandhi's personal secretary V Kalyanam today welcomed the launch of cleanliness drive 'Swachch Bharat' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...more


Jan 6, 2015, Sat Sharma inaugurates washrooms
In order to maintain the cleanliness, BJP MLA from Jammu West Constituency Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated the newly renovated washrooms for girls in Government Girls School, Rehari Colony. Principal of the School, Subash Chander, staff and students were also present on the occasion...more


Jan 4, 2015, Maharashtra Governor participates in 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'
Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao took part in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'...more


Jan 3, 2015, DC Ujwal kumar ghosh cleans bus stand
Deputy commissioner Ujwal Kumar Ghosh participated in the cleanliness drive organized by Pahare Vedige at the city bus stand...more


Jan 2, 2015, PM Modi congratulates ICICI for adopting Gujarat village
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the ICICI group for launching its 'Digital Village' project and adopting a village in Gujarat, dedicating it to the nation...more


Jan 2, 2015, Responsibility towards heritage
Lending support to the Government’s efforts to promote cleanliness, GAIL (India) Limited has adopted two historical monuments in Delhi- Purana Quila and Safdarjung Tomb - for upkeep and sanitation purposes as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. It is a part of GAILS’s corporate social responsibility...more


Jan 2, 2015, C'garh to launch industrial policy with 'Make in India' vision
Chhattisgarh government would soon announce its new policies in four different sectors, including industry and information technology, to meet the objectives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' vision...more


Dec 30, 2014, Modi in 2014: A Year of Clean Sweeps - Hearts, Elections and the Streets
A hard task master yet charismatic, articulate yet carrying off a no-nonsense attitude to the hilt...more


Dec 26, 2014, Ganguly, Kiran Bedi new ‘Clean India’ ambassadors
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated a few more prominent personalities, including former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi and stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma as brand ambassadors for the “Clean India” campaign which he kicked off on Gandhi Jayanti day...more


Dec 23, 2014, BJP urges Centre to release Rs 500 crore for Cleanliness drive
In order to make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success in the national capital, Delhi BJP on Saturday urged the Centre to release Rs 500 crore to city's all three municipal bodies for carrying out sanitation work...more


Dec 21, 2014, PM Modi pitches for toilets, cleanliness in India at Allphones Arena
Reaching out to the Indian Diaspora at the Allphones Arena here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for a clean and developed India and invited Australian-Indians to build toilets at their place of origin in India...more


Dec 20, 2014, Nominated by PM, Raina, Kher accept challenge, Akhilesh smiles
Nominated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the Swachh Bharat campaign, cricketer Suresh Raina and others said they were honoured to be part of the cleanliness drive while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav chose to smile away queries on it...more


Dec 19, 2014, 50 stations in India to get a 'clean' makeover
The railways have selected 50 stations to be outsourced for cleanliness drive across the country...more


Dec 18, 2014, 'Clean India, Green India' – NDA govt's calendar for 2015 launched
Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley on Wednesday launched the Government of India's calendar for 2015. Launching the calender Jaitley said that it “provided a platform for converging the two key flagship schemes of the government – Swachh Bharat and Digital India”...more


Dec 18, 2014, Fort Kochi Beach Cleanup: Just an Annual Exercise?
On one side of the beach, a couple of earth movers work their way up, smoothing the depressions on the sand bed, which had trapped sea water during tidal surges and turned into an ugly body of rotting slush...more


Dec 18, 2014, 'Swachh Bharat' a positive step, but real work needed: Ramesh
'Swachh Bharat' campaign is a positive step but could turn a topic for jokes if real work is not done, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, who had pushed Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan sanitation drive under UPA...more


Dec 17, 2014, Mahima Chaudhary at Nahar Group and Jain International Trade Organisation's cleanliness drive in Mumbai
Led by Sukhraj Nahar (Chairman, JITO and Nahar Group), the cleanliness drive was carried out in the presence of Bollywood celebrities, policymakers, bureaucrats and 2,000 people in Mulund...more


Dec 17, 2014, TOWN begins rural cleanliness campaign
RURAL communities across the nation, beginning with Lagos State, are the focus of the ongoing cleanliness campaign by the Lagos-based non-governmental group, Thomas O. Women Network (TOWN)...more


Dec 17, 2014, 'Clean India, Green India' Theme of New Government Calendar
'Clean India, Green India' is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 which focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet initiative, the Swacch Bharat Mission...more


Dec 16, 2014, Jamaat Ahmadiyya began cleanliness drive
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Qadian began cleanliness drive at their headquarters in Qadian...more


Dec 16, 2014, Step up security, maintain cleanliness on Vetal Tekdi, say citizens
As many as 2,500 Puneites have signed a petition sent to the forest department, opposing the creation of nature trails, a park or any construction on Vetal Tekdi...more


Dec 16, 2014, Kareena Kapoor Khan takes Clean India mission to Bajrangi Bhaijaan sets!
he very gorgeous Bollywood beauty Kareena Kapoor Khan has shown her seriousness towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission as she took some time off for maintaining cleanliness of her surroundings...more


Dec 15, 2014, Corporates donate Rs.15 cr in Gujarat CM cleanliness fund in 2 months
In just less than two months times Corporates, leading social organization and even individuals have collectively donated more than Rs.15 crore in the Gujarat Chief Minister Cleanliness Fund launched by CM Anandiben Patel in October...more


Dec 15, 2014, Trident, Bandra Kurla Joins the Nationwide 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai, located in the heart of the new financial and commercial district of Mumbai, commenced its participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan today around the periphery of the hotel...more


Dec 15, 2014, PM Modi lauds Pathan's efforts towards 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised cricketer Irfan Pathan for his contribution towards 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'...more


Dec 14, 2014, Norway to take up 'Clean India' campaign in Varanasi
Norway's Ambassador to India, Eivind S. Homme, metVaranasi Mayor Ram Gopal Mohale here to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' in the city...more


Dec 14, 2014, Cleanliness drive held at Candolim
Concerned about the garbage issues in the village, the newly-formed 'Candolim Villagers Welfare Association', recently launched a village cleanliness drive in collaboration with Pintos Village Library and Community Welfare Centre, Candolim...more


Dec 14, 2014, Cyclothon in Delhi, Car rally in Patna held to promote Clean India Mission
Volunteers in New Delhi participated in a cyclothon on Sunday (December 14), organised to draw attention to the cleaning of banks of river Yamuna as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India Mission...more


Dec 14, 2014, Meet NDTV's Swachh Ambassadors
NDTV and Dettol together organised a 12-hour live televised Cleanathon on Sunday, which aims to bring together the entire nation for better sanitation and hygiene. The ambitious five-year campaign found praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi...more


Dec 13, 2014, Eunuchs contribute constructively to 'Swachh Abhiyan' in MP
Madhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava on Saturday said roping in of eunuchs into the cleanliness drive under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' across the state has yielded encouraging results...more


Dec 12, 2014, Army and Air NCC cadets participated in Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
As part of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Army NCC cadets of GSSS Bakuntala participated in the clean India Mission in and around the premises of the school...more


Dec 12, 2014, Civic body seeks Technopark support to set up aerobic bins
The city corporation has sought the help of CEOs of Technopark companies as well as hotels and restaurants along the Kazhakkoottam-Kovalam stretch of national highway to sponsor aerobic compost units to get rid of wayside garbage as part of its cleanliness drive 'Ente Nagaram, Sundara Nagaram' (My City, Beautiful City)...more


Dec 12, 2014, Girgaum beach cleaned in four hours, thanks to this German machine
Nearly a year after it issued work order in this regard, the BMC has finally started cleaning Girgaum Chowpatty using a modern machine...more


Dec 12, 2014, Anand model for Clean India
During his first Independence Day speech on 15 August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call for a nationwide cleanliness drive, emphasising the imperative of cleanliness in our lives and its role in improving the overall health and hygiene of the nation...more


Dec 10, 2014, How to bin a clean drive
The capital's civic guardians installed around 700 colourful dustbins across 55 wards in Ranchi recently to help people maintain hygiene and cleanliness. But, the drive, unfortunately, has been unable to instil a sense of civic responsibility among citizens...more


Dec 6, 2014, BSP workers protest over lack of cleanliness around Babasaheb Ambedkar's statue
BSP workers on Saturday held a protest in Khalilabad area of the district against alleged lack of cleanliness around astatue of Bhimrao Ambedkar at the Mehdaval Crossing in Sant Kabirnagar town of Uttar Pradesh...more


Dec 4, 2014, Cleaning of Charbagh stations to be outsourced
The cleanliness profile of Charbagh railway station and Lucknow Junction is set to improve with the ministry of railways including the two in a list of 50 major railway stations where cleanliness work would be outsourced...more


Nov 27, 2014, High Court pulls up civic bodies for laxity on Clean India
The Delhi high court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi municipal corporations for “not doing their job” and also made an observation that the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan is not going to be successful in this manner...more


Nov 27, 2014, Maharashtra wants to lead in PM Narendra Modi’s cleanliness
The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has proposed a cleanliness drive in Maharashtra through the 18 Universities and 4,500 colleges on the lines of Narendra Modi’s “swachh bharat abhiyan...more


Nov 25, 2014, Clean Ganga Campaign in school text books – How wise?
In order to make ‘Clean Ganga Campaign’ a success, environmentalists and scholars have emphasised that the campaign should be a part of school curriculum. According to them, children spend most of their time in schools, so it would be wise to incorporate it in their studies...more


Nov 25, 2014, Indian Consulate in New York Hailed as Model of 'Swachh Consulate'
In keeping with the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the Indian Consulate here undertook a massive cleanliness drive at its premises and is being hailed as a model of 'Swachh Consulate,' setting an example for other Indian missions and posts abroad to take up similar efforts...more


Nov 24, 2013, Municipal corporation starts lifting garbage in the city
Call it an effect of the ultimatum given by the Congress councillors or the hue and cry of the local residents, Amritsar municipal corporation on Monday started lifting the garbage that had been strewn across the city, much to the relief of residents of different areas...more


Nov 22, 2014, Iranian filmmaker hails Narendra Modi's 'Swacchta Abhiyaan'
Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who has directed films like 'The Dictator', 'Hello Cinema' and 'Scream of the Ants', has praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive...more


Nov 22, 2014, Mantri Developers Organizes Cleanliness Drive to Evoke the Glory of Bengaluru
Mantri Developers, South India’s leading real estate developer initiated Swachh Bengaluru, a recurring sustainable campaign, in an effort torestore the glory of the garden city...more


Nov 22, 2014, Cleanliness drive launched in Assam
Baghorbori Asomi Mahila Samiti of Panjabari today launched a programme ‘Nijor Paduli Nijor Suburi’ (Clean the front of your home and your locality) as a daily exercise in response to the call of the Prime Minister to make the country clean as part of his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan...more


Nov 20, 2014, To aid clean-up, Survey of India will map Ganga
The Survey of India (SOI) is all set to map and survey the Ganga for government agency National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), a registered society under the Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation...more


Nov 19, 2014, VIPs pick up broom to clean Patna
Former cricketer Saba Karim, playback singer Udit Narayan, folk singer Sharda Sinha and mathematician Anand Kumar joined union minister of state for human resources development Upendra Kushwaha in cleaning the premises of the state government-run hospital at Gardiner Road...more


Nov 19, 2014, It's Raina's turn to take the broom
After being nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, Indian batsman Suresh Raina joined the initiative by starting the cleanliness drive today in his home town along with the local residents and children...more


Nov 18, 2014, Supreme Court expresses concern over plastic waste
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday expressed concern about the hazardous impact of plastic bags on the environment while hearing a public interest litigation seeking a complete ban on plastic bags in the country...more


Nov 18, 2014, Vadodara municipal corporation to rope in master planner
The Vishwamitri riverfront project may see some action now with the Vadodara municipal corporation (VMC) deciding to rope in a consultant as a single master planner for the project...more


Nov 7, 2014, Kamal Haasan celebrates birthday with a clean up drive
The actor launched thedrive as part of the ‘Swachch Bharat’ campaign on his 60 th birthday on Friday at Madambakkam, on the outskirts of Chennai, along with members of his fan clubs...more


Nov 6, 2014, Hundreds of garbage trolleys lying unused in Allahabad Municipal Corporation office
While heaps of garbage lie uncollected across the city posing a serious health hazard for the city dwellers, hundreds of garbage trolleys are lying unused at the Allahabad Municipal Corporation office...more


Nov 5, 2014, Maharashtra government, NGOs to launch cleanliness drives on Children's Day
New education minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday held a video-conference with deputy directors and other education department officials and asked them to hold a cleanliness drive called 'Swachha Bharat Mohim' from 14 to 19 November...more


Oct 29, 2014, Music video launched on Modi's Clean India vision
Singer and Producer Ravindra Singh along with singer Mohit Chauhan launched a music video supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India mission and his vision of development, in showbiz capital Mumbai...more


Oct 23, 2014, PM commends Omar for joining Swachh Bharat campaign
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for taking up the broom and cleaning a street in Srinagar, saying it was a "wonderful effort" which will strengthen the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign...more


Oct 21, 2014, AAP slams Delhi Municipal Corporation, calls Swachch Bharat photo op for VIPs
Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday slammed the Municipal Corporations of Delhi for "unclean and unhygienic conditions in the national capital" and termed Swachch Bharat exercise as "a photo opportunity for the VIPs"...more


Oct 21, 2014, Clean India Message on Taj Mahal Ticket
The entrance tickets to the Taj Mahal mausoleum now bear the stamp of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India message...more


Oct 21, 2014, Cleanliness drive yet to reach Dalit colony in Sollapura
Cleanliness is a dream for the residents with the drains overflowing in front of houses. The colony is devoid of basic facilities including road, water and drains. The colony waits for a cleanliness drive. The roads have not seen asphaltation. Owing to lack of drains, waste water remains stagnant in front of the house...more


Oct 21, 2014, Meenakshi Lekhi selects 3 stalwarts for cleanliness drive
The president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Mr P.H. Parekh, will lead the Clean India campaign along with eight-time table tennis champion Indu Puri, as the ambassador of the campaign...more


Oct 20, 2014, Cleanliness drive conducted
Citizens' Club, in collaboration with IMC conducted a social service along the Soibam Leikai-Wangkhei Khunou road today as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission campaign...more


Oct 20, 2014, Sanjay Nagar Residents Say No to Plastic Bags
Sanjay Nagar residents, who had actively participated in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan by launching an initiative to segregate kitchen waste, are in the forefront of the drive against garbage again. They are now aiming to make Wards 18 and 19 in Sanjay Nagar completely free from polythene covers...more


Oct 20, 2014, Special cleanliness drive organised under Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Monday organised a special campaign under "Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan" in the areas of sectors 44, 45 and 46. Garbage, horticulture waste, debris and other waste material was removed by deploying extra manpower and machinery during the drive...more


Oct 20, 2014, Ganga water quality has improved: Study
There has been improvement in water quality of the Ganga after a mass cleanliness and awareness drive conducted by Shantikunj, a Haridwar-based spiritual organisation...more


Oct 20, 2014, Raveena Tandon praises Modi's cleanliness drive
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign and appealed to all to lend support to the "swachchta mission"...more


Oct 19, 2014, Gates couple lauds Modi govt’s cleanliness drive
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have lauded Modi government's focus on sanitation, health care and women empowerment...more


Oct 19, 2014, Cleanliness drive in Vinayagampet village
In keeping with the Swachh Bharat Mission to heart, residents of Vinayagampet in Mannadipet Commune launched a cleanliness and tree plantation drive on Tuesday led by the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation...more


Oct 19, 2014, BMC officials and Khar residents take up the broom, join Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign
As the BMC kick-started prime minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' challenge, which was inaugurated by Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao, on Friday, active residents groups in the Bandra-Khar area joined local ward officials to clean up the streets...more


Oct 19, 2014, NGOs push for better sanitation, clean drinking water in schools
The toilets and premises of the New English School, Sasanenagar in Hadapsar was in a sorry state until a few days ago when the volunteers of P M Shah Foundation started a cleanliness drive in the school. The focus was on providing better sanitation facilities, clean drinking water and toilets and a garbage free surrounding...more


Oct 19, 2014, ‘Heritage lovers’ gather to clean clock tower
Neglected precincts of the Hussainabad clock tower finally got attention as a group of heritage conservationists come together for a cleanliness drive. The group with young and old, lawyers and corporate heads, people from the royal family, journalists and others gathered at Lucknow's equivalent to the Big Ben on Saturday morning to sensitise people about the dilapidated condition of their city's heritage...more


Oct 19, 2014, BJP asks MCD to lay overhead wires underground
For a better draft of Clean India campaign, the saffron party has kickstarted marathon meetings with leaders and office bearers of BJP-led three municipal corporations of the city, beginning from heritage city Chandni Chowk, directing them to lay the overhead wires underground...more


Oct 18, 2014, Maharashtra Governor, Nita Ambani launch cleanliness drive in Mumbai
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, accompanied by Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani, participated in a Swachhata Abhiyan (cleanliness drive) in the front yard of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai today. Wife of Governor, Ch Vinodha was also present. The Governor also planted a sapling in the JJ Hospital compound on the occasion, an official release said...more


Oct 18, 2014, Prime Minister appreciates Nita Ambani for taking up the 'Clean India' challenge
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged the participation of Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by him earlier this month on Gandhi Jayanti...more


Oct 18, 2014, see what happened in India today: Oct 18
The pictures include those of children taking part in an awareness campaign for safe Diwali celebrations in Dhanbad. In another picture, Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) is seen taking out a Rath Yatra Aakhir Kab Tak from Jammu to Delhi...more


Oct 18, 2014, NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign
State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive...more


Oct 18, 2014, Army continues cleanliness drive in Kashmir
Army officials and local residents continued with their cleanliness drive in Jammu and Kashmir after the region was hit by the worst floods in over a century...more


Oct 18, 2014, Garbage Free India: The unclean cleaners colony
At the Ambedkar Colony in south Kolkata’s Alipore area, the sweepers have just returned from their job of cleaning the city. The colony is home to around 500 sweepers employed with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation...more


Oct 18, 2014, Waste Warriors: Waging a war against waste
Jodie Underhill, 38, and her Waste Warriors are easy to spot in their forest green T-shirts. Autorickshaw driver Pradip Singh, pointing at Underhill and her team standing outside Dehradun’s Gandhi Park, says, “People who are from another country are trying to keep our country clean. I have seen her picking garbage herself. Why can’t we do it?”...more


Oct 17, 2014, ‘New Food Habits Adding to Garbage Problem’
Unhealthy food habits and over-dependence on ‘take-away’ cuisine have added to the city’s garbage problem, according to Mayor K Chandrika. ‘’Who cooks at home these days? It’s easier to buy ten parathas and chicken fry. But there is always that small packet of gravy with the chicken fry. No one even opens that. That’s for the Mayor,’’ Chandrika quipped while delivering the presidential address at the World Food Day programmes organised by the Food and Civil Supplies Department...more


Oct 16, 2014, Baba Ramdev undertakes cleanliness drive in Haridwar
Pledging to take the 'Swachhta Abhiyan' to more than 600 districts across the country, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev participated in a massive cleanliness drive...more


Oct 16, 2014, Mayor to Launch Clean-up Drive on Nov 1
Mayor Tony Chammany will pick the broom to clean his office premises at the Kochi Corporation on November 1. The Mayor will also carry out a two-week-long cleanliness drive in the city from November 1 to 14...more


Oct 16, 2014, Supreme Court talks tough on Ganga clean-up drive
Being unhappy over the Centre's failure to present its vision for cleaning the Ganga river, the Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the government and said if the authorities at various level have been stalling the project because of corruption and heads must roll for this...more


Oct 16, 2014, Supreme Court talks tough on Ganga clean-up drive
Andhra Pradesh government will soon issue municipal bonds named 'Build Andhra' to raise funds for development of the new state capital...more


Oct 15, 2014, CPM to Begin Clean-up Drive in Kollam District
CPM district committee has ventured into a cleanup drive in the district as part of its state-wide campaign to address one of the critical challenges faced by Kerala, waste management...more


Oct 13, 2014, AAP to send clean up drive’s status to mayors
Taking forward its cleanliness drive, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it would daily send photographs of garbage and litter in the various areas to the mayors of the three municipal corporations in the city...more


Oct 13, 2014, AAP's next phase of cleanliness drive - check status of complaint
Launched alongside PM Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the Aam Aadmi Party has now announced its cleanliness drive's next phase days after the party members met with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi officials and apprise them of the state of cleanliness in various parts of the capital city...more


Oct 12, 2014, Swachh Baharat Abhiyan: PNB adopts 2 Varanasi ghats
With an intent to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resolve of a Swachh Baharat Abhiyan, the Punjab National Bank has adopted two ghats to keep it clean throughout the year...more


Oct 12, 2014, Students take out awareness rally for saving Trikuta Hills
Continued with their bi-annual awareness campaign series on the theme “Save The Trikuta Mountains” Part -2, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in collaboration with International Volunteer Foundation (IVF) organized a rally of students...more


Oct 12, 2014, Students take out awareness rally for saving Trikuta Hills
Continued with their bi-annual awareness campaign series on the theme “Save The Trikuta Mountains” Part -2, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in collaboration with International Volunteer Foundation (IVF) organized a rally of students...more


Oct 12, 2014, Clean India initiative laudable: Venu Srinivasan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Swachh Bharat — Clean India — by October 2, 2019 is laudable and is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive, according to Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company...more


Oct 11, 2014, CSR arm of TVS Motor to step up focus on sanitation
Hygiene, sanitation and women empowerment will continue to be the focus areas of Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm of TVS Motor...more


Oct 11, 2014, Cleanliness campaign gains pace
Several social and voluntary organisations have come forward to participate in PM Narendra Modi led Clean India Campaign in the city of temples...more


Oct 11, 2014, DIRTY HABITS - What the battle for cleanliness in India is up against
Some, at least, among the millions who received an SMS from “D. Pradhan, Minister of State, MoPNG” during the Pujas must have wondered how to react. “Hon’ble PM, Sh. Narendra Modi has called for a Swacch Bharat,” the petroleum and natural gas minister declared as if the prime minister himself and the instant publicity that attends every word someone in his position utters hadn’t already announced it loud and clear...more


Oct 10, 2014, Facebook to help create ‘Clean India’ mobile app, says Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is on a two-day visit in India, has said the social networking giant will help create the ‘Clean India’ (the cleanliness drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi) mobile app...more


Oct 8, 2014, Anil Ambani cleans Mumbai streets, nominates Big B, Hrithik for PM's clean India challenge
Industrialist Anil Ambani picked up a broom to take part in PM Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign. He was seen cleaning the streets of Mumbai and urging the nation to follow suit...more


Oct 8, 2014, After Eid festivities, GHMC on a clean-up drive
A day after the devout celebrated Eid-ul-Azha, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials estimated that around 1,000 metric tonnes of biodegradable waste, primarily derived from livestock was lifted till Tuesday...more


Oct 7, 2014, Himachal Pradesh govt takes first step towards making state 'Waste Free'
Looking at the threat from plastic and other non-biodegradable waste, Himachal Pradesh government on Monday signed an agreement with a Ducth company to conduct a feasibility study for making the hill state 'Waste Free' or 'Zero Waste State'...more


Oct 7, 2014, Vardhan leads drive to clean up Old Delhi
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan led a cleanliness drive at Turkman Gate in the Walled City on Monday. The Chandni Chowk MP was accompanied by civic officials, community leaders and BJP workers...more


Oct 6, 2014, Clean-up Drive Begins at Alappuzha
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has said that though Keralites are more conscious about cleanliness, give least importance in keeping the premises of houses and public places clean...more


Oct 6, 2014, The message behind the broom
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to link his campaign to the toilet-cleaning ritual in Gandhi’s ashrams, to emphasise that the seemingly menial work was of great import in nation-building...more


Oct 6, 2014, Govt starts cleanliness drive in night shelters and slums
As part of PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign, the Delhi government on Sunday conducted a massive cleanliness drive in night shelters and slums. The government has also decided to set up a control room to monitor the cleanliness activities in these areas...more


Oct 6, 2014, IATO and Hotel Janpath launch Clean India Program
Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Hotel Janpath, ITDC joined hands in taking a step towards the cleanliness drive “SWACHH BHARAT”- a mass movement by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi...more


Oct 6, 2014, Dr Harsh Vardhan leads cleanliness drive in Turkman Gate area Orders maintenance of heritage structures, expansion of community hall
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, today led a cleanliness drive in the historic Turkman Gate area of the walled city of Old Delhi. He was accompanied by civic officials, community leaders and party workers. The drive enthused traders and residents of the area to join...more


Oct 6, 2014, PM Modi appreciates efforts of Sachin, Gogoi towards 'Swachh Bharat'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated the efforts of former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for participating to realize his dream of a clean India through the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan...more


Oct 6, 2014, Indian Red Cross -Odisha Branch Volunteers cleaned river Kuakhai on the occasion of Post Dasahara Bhasani
Indian Red Cross Society-Odisha State Branch(IRCS-OSB) Youth Red Cross has organised Post Dasahara Bhasani Cleanliness Drive at Kuakhai River in Bhubaneswar...more


Oct 6, 2014, 'Swachh Bharat' campaign: Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar spotted with a broom instead of bat!
Accepting the nomination by Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti for coming forward for 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was spotted with a broom in hand on Monday...more


Oct 6, 2014, After Mahatma Gandhi, Modi ropes in Nehru, Indira for 'Clean India'
In what would add to Congress' discomfort over what is being termed as attempts to usurp its 'legacy' , Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will run cleanliness campaign in every school from Nov 14 (Pt Nehru's birth anniversary) to Nov 19 when the nation will celebrate the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi...more


Oct 5, 2014, 700 jhuggi jhopri clusters to get toilet blocks
The capital’s 700 jhuggi jhopri clusters will get toilet facilities as a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken in view of the shortage of toilet blocks in these clusters, said Amar Nath, Chief Executive Officer with Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB)...more


Oct 5, 2014, Mission Cleanliness: Politicians, media, officials join hands for a clean city
The nationwide cleanliness drive, Clean India Campaign, has gained popularity across the city in the last few days. Politicians, media persons, social organisations, NGOs and educational institutions are chipping in to make the drive successful...more


Oct 5, 2014, Noida RWAs seek Swachh oath, want clean-up drives every week
A couple of days after participating in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Noida, the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Association of Noida (FONRWA) has decided to undertake cleanliness drives every week...more


Oct 4, 2014, Hrithik Roshan takes up the Swachh Bharat campaign
Even though he was not one of the celebrities who were invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support Swachh Bharat campaign, Hrithik Roshan was spotted cleaning up and planting trees recently...more


Oct 4, 2014, DMRC Begins Clean-up Drive
As part of the nationwide ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ that was launched on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)- Kochi office, carried out a cleanliness drive the other day. The cleaning campaign included the clearing of the thick vegetation and bushes surrounding the office, sprucing up of site offices and the work site of the Kochi Metro Rail...more


Oct 3, 2014, Mob takes over Mumbai Metro station in Andheri
A flash mob was organised at the Andheri metro station yesterday. It is conducted by the Helen O’ Grady International for Daan Utsav the Joy of Giving Week...more


Oct 3, 2014, Garbage rears ugly head, drowns 'Clean India'
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign across the country, the Bareilly municipal corporation still has no place to dispose the city's 300 metric tones of garbage being generated daily...more


Oct 3, 2014, A clean India is everyone’s liability
The greatest fear about the Swachchh Bharat events of October 2, in which more than three million government employees took the “Swachchhta Shapath (cleanliness pledge)”, is that the mass movement may lose momentum once the grand tokenism of leaders wielding brooms cools off...more


Oct 2, 2104, IOC, banks, sportspersons join cleanliness drive
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), two nationalised banks Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), and several sports personalites Thursday joined efforts in the Clean India Campaign...more


Oct 2, 2014, Modi launches Indian clean-up drive by telling officials: get sweeping
Prime minister orders government workers to clean their own workplaces on public holiday at start of five-year campaigns...more


Oct 2, 2014, PM's 'Swachh Bharat': Smriti Irani to Rajnath, here are broom-wielding ministers
From Uma Bharti to Smriti Irani, immaculately dressed ministers were seen wielding brooms and rakes to ensure the Prime Minister's campaign for a "swachh" Bharat was a success...more


Oct 2, 2014, IAF participates in Clean India campaign
Indian Air Force (IAF ) units and establishments all over the country have embarked upon a cleanliness drive in and around the technical and residential areas, inviting enthusiastic participation by the Air Force schools as well as families of Air Warriors. Besides, awareness campaigns on preservation of the environment through cleanliness have also been conducted...more


Oct 1, 2014, Navy clean up drive to begin tomorrow
The Southern Naval Command will embark on a massive cleanliness drive of the city from Thursday as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme launched by the Prime Minister. “The Navy will partner with multiple government agencies such as the Kochi Corporation and the Indian Coast Guard at various parts of the city and carry out cleaning efforts by removing plastic waste and shrubs in an effort to motivate all citizens to make Kochi a clean city,” a release said...more


Oct 1, 2014, Day-long clean-up drive at rly stations, govt schools, offices
A special 'Shramadan' has been organized in all government offices, government schools, higher secondary schools, colleges, technical institutions, focusing on sanitation and cleanliness in their premises, campuses and surrounding areas...more


Sep 28, 2014, Railways' Delhi Division armed with 10K brooms for October 2 clean-up
The Delhi Division of Railways has put together an arsenal of 10,000 brooms for use by a battery of volunteers, including schoolchildren and top officials and lawmakers, when they attack garbage at its facilities on October 2 in a first-of-its-kind exercise...more


Sep 27, 2014, CBSE schools to shake hands with PM's sanitation move
The CBSE has asked schools affiliated to it to join the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the Central Government's programme to improve the overall sanitation conditions across the country.The management, students and teachers of schools have been asked to raise the sanitation conditions on their premises including providing adequate toilets...more


Sep 26, 2014, For PM Modi's Clean India Mission, Ministers Pick Up Broom
On Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary October 2, PM Modi will pick up a broom to launch his "Swachh Bharat (clean India)" mission, for which he wants a mass movement...more


Sep 24, 2014, Government staff to take cleanliness pledge on Gandhi Jayanti
For the first time in the history of India, Gandhi Jayanti will not be a holiday for government staff who will have to report to work to take the 'Swachch Shapath'...more


Sep 24, 2014, Railway officials turn station cleanliness drive into vacation
Railway stations and tracks in India are littered with the remains of the day and the night. Following a directive fromprime minister Narendra Modi, acleanliness drive will be carried out in 7,700 stations spread across the length and breadth of the railway network on October 2...more


Sep 23, 2014, Narendra Modi to wield broomstick to sensitize cleanliness drive in Bangalore
Addressing a crowd of 5,000 people at the HAL airport premises, as the police had permitted only that many to get in for the civic reception accorded to him by the BJP, Modi said he would launch Mission Swachh Bharat, a cleanliness drive on October 2 by wielding the broom...more


Sep 23, 2014, Delhi to launch massive cleanliness drive
The Delhi government will kick off a three-week massive cleanliness drive Oct 2 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Swach Bharat Abhiyan...more


Sep 23, 2014, Delhi govt to take strict action against littering from Oct 2
"Strict action will be taken against the people littering the area by the Municipal Magistrate. Also, vehicles which are found parked illegally on roadsides and footpath will be impounded," said a Delhi government official...more


Sep 23, 2014, Gowda to lead railways cleanliness drive on 2 October
Gearing up to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachchh Bharat Mission, railways have identified 119 stations to be spruced up by its specially designated staff across the country on 2 October...more


Sep 23, 2014, Drive for cleaner night shelters from September 25
The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) is set to undertake an intensive exercise to clean and beautify the city’s night shelters, its office premises with special attention to slum clusters in collaboration with various agencies as a part of its cleanliness drive from September 25 to October 2...more


Sep 23, 2014, Cleanliness Drive Across Nainital Dist from Sept 26
The nainital district administration is all set to launch a cleanliness drive under the ‘clean india campaign’ across the district from september 26, stressing the need to equip every household with basic services like toilets...more


Sep 22, 2014, Eight tonnes of trash collected from sea coast
Indian Coast Guard personnel and volunteers collected seven to eight tonnes of garbage from the Rameswaram coast during a clean-up drive undertaken as a part of the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday. The collected waste was later dumped at the local municipality yard...more


Sep 21, 2014, Visakhapatnam in coastal cleanup
Nearly 6,000 people, including 3,000 personnel from various units of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) and the Indian Coast Guard along with their families took part in the massive beach cleanup drive that was taken up along a 20km stretch from RK beach to INS Kalinga, the naval armament depot on Saturday on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day...more


Sep 20, 2014, Private firms to charge commuters for spitting at railway stations
With an aim to ensure clean railway premises and stations, the authorities have decided to outsource the maintenance work to private firms who will be empowered to penalise commuters when found littering...more


Sep 20, 2014, weeklong clean-up drive in Gurgaon
The MCG has decided to observe September 25 to October 2 as 'Swaach Bharat' week. "Different days of the week will be allocated for different institutions to carry out sanitation work," MCG commissioner Vikas Yadav said, after holding a meeting with various stakeholders, including residents...more


Sep 19, 2014, Guwahati channel clean-up drive on
The Kamrup (Metro) district administration continues to clean water channels in the city to mitigate artificial floods. So far, 194 bighas of land were cleared from encroachment in the city area...more


Sep 19, 2014, Garbage collection drive at Navelim from October 2
This was revealed by Navelim MLA Avertano Furtado at a public meeting with all the sarpanchas and panchas of all the five village panchayats in Navelim...more


Sep 19, 2014, Kotdwar to collect garbage from doorstep
The Kotdwar municipality in Pauri Garhwal district, on Monday, launched the first phase of its door-to-door garbage collection drive, in one of its 11 wards...more


Sep 17, 2014, Pune Municipal Corporation to assist in sanitation work
A high-level team of Pune Municipal Corporation is arriving in Srinagar on Thursday to assist the Srinagar Municipal Corporation in sanitation work in the aftermath of massive floods in the city...more


Sep 16, 2014, Garbage Mess: BBMP asks Engineers to ‘Shoot at Site’
‘Shoot and act’ seems to be the latest mantra of BBMP for tackling the garbage issue. The BBMP is set to procure digital cameras for all ward engineers and officials concerned to take pictures of those littering in public places. It plans to click-start this action programme soon in all wards...more


Sep 13, 2014, Tourism Dept to Focus on Cleanliness in Puri
The Tourism Department and Puri district administration have now identified traffic and parking junctions in the Pilgrim town, Grand Road and the Puri beach, where cleanliness will be given added emphasis for comfort of the tourists...more


Sep 12, 2014, Corporations dust up old posters to spruce up new cleanliness drive
Four years after the Commonwealth Games, the three municipal corporations are rolling out posters and banners specially designed for creating civic awareness ahead of the Games...more


Sep 11, 2014, India, Germany join hands for waste management, river cleaning
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Germany’s visiting foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeier agreed to give each other their cooperation in solid waste management and cleaning of rivers during a meet...more


Sep 11, 2014, Five-star look for 50 stations
As part of the railway’s new cleanliness drive, 50 shortlisted railway stationsacross the country will boast a five-star hotel look with CST and Mumbai Central billed to be among the chosen ones, according to sources...more


Sep 11, 2014, Sanitation drive kicks off
The much-touted mega cleanliness drive of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) began on Wednesday with deputy commissioner Prashant Kumar flagging off Jagrukta Rath or an awareness chariot from New Town Hall...more


Sep 10, 2014, Mini clubs from St Lawrence School and Dr S Radhakrishnan Vidyalay, Mumbai, organise cleanliness drive in association with Tata Power's Club Enerji
Tata Power's nationwide energy conservation programme, Club Enerji, has been persistently sensitising citizens about the dire need to protect the planet and preserve our natural resources...more


Sep 8, 2014, PM Modi's 100-day report card: Major initiatives undertaken by Railways
With a special emphasis on cleanliness, a special cleanliness drive was launched in June 2014 on all railway stations and trains across the country...more


Sep 8, 2014, More hands needed to clear piling garbage
City residents have to struggle everyday to dispose of household garbage in the absence of an organised waste disposal system...more


Sep 8, 2014, Gowda to pick up broom for Railway cleanliness drive on Oct 2
In a first of its kind massive cleanlines campaign, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will lead from the front by himself picking up the broom during the drive at rail premises on October 2 involving all its employees and top level officials....more


Sep 7, 2014, TATA STEEL EMBARKS ON VOLUNTEERING WEEK
Tata Steel embarked on Tata Volunteering Week II, a community welfare programme at Jamshedpur. The day marked the beginning of week-long activities under the Tata Engage Programme, a Tata Group Initiative...more


Sep 3, 2014, Vizag coastal clean-up drive on Sept. 27
Touted as the biggest coastal clean-up campaign, posters of ‘Vizag Coastal Clean-up Drive – 2014’, scheduled to be held on September 27, were released by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inHyderabad...more


Sep 3, 2014, Clean India
A total of eight unsung heroes across India have been awarded for their role in striving to clean up their cities and rivers. Lauding these citizens for their work, CNN-IBN, as part of its Clean Up India campaign, gave away the awards last month...more


Sep 1, 2014, BJP asks civic bodies to hold cleanliness drive
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said the three municipal corporations of Delhi will organise a cleanliness drive from September 6 to September 20 and directed them to clean even those lanes and plots that do not fall under any agency’s jurisdiction...more


Aug 29, 2014, India’s first plant that recycles construction waste
A Ministry of Urban Development circular on June 28, 2012, directed States to set-up such facilities in all cities with a population of over 10 lakh. But, till now the existing facility at Burari is the only one...more


Aug 27, 2014, Guv orders meet to review cleanliness in Amarnath shrine route
J&K Governer N N Vohra has asked the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board to convene an urgent meeting with various stakeholders to review the cleanliness in the area leading to the 3,880- metre-high cave shrine in southern Himalayas...more


Aug 26, 2014, Social servers kick start "Cleaning Drive" in Jamia Nagar
Fed up of unprofessional attitude of MCD and councilor, the residents of Jamia Nagar have come forward and decided to take up the responsibility of maintaining the cleanliness of the area...more


Aug 22, 2014, PM's clean-up drive: No paan stains, no dust, no latecomers
In yet another directive aimed at improving the work culture in government offices, the Cabinet Secretary has asked all secretaries to improve the overall ambience of offices and ensure punctuality of officials especially in departments with major public interaction...more


Aug 20, 2014, Delhi to impose fine for public urinating, littering
A call for the launch of a 'Clean India' mission, local authorities in the capital began a sanitation drive that will include fining people for urinating in public or littering the streets, much like in other countries...more


Aug 19, 2014, North corporation launches 100-day cleanliness drive
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation Tuesday launched a 100-day sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive after successful completion of a similar week-long drive launched ahead of Independence Day celebrations...more


Aug 18, 2014, Broom drive at MGM
Members of Jharkhand Human Rights Council (JHRC) on Sunday carried out a cleanliness drive at the MGM Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi in a symbolic protest to shame lax authorities into taking necessary steps to keep the heal hub clean...more


Aug 16, 2014, Kaam Aadmi Party aims for a garbage free Delhi
Clean up India initiative is a group that is inspiring people to clean their surroundings. They call themselves the 'Kaam Aadmi Party' and are involved in cleanliness drives in different areas of Delhi...more


Aug 15, 2014, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan launches 'Majhi Mumbai-Nirmal Mumbai' cleanliness drive with Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday launched a cleanlinessdrive called "Majhi Mumbai-Nirmal Mumbai" which aims to create awareness among people...more


Aug 13, 2014, Cleanliness drive cosmetic, Delhi a mess
A week-long sanitation and cleanliness drive was launched with much fanfare by the administration a few days back, but a reality check reveals that it has remained sporadic...more


Aug 12, 2014, Club Enerji organizes cleanliness drive
Club Enerji, Tata Power's nationwide resource and energy conservationmovement has been relentlessly spreading awareness about resource conservation across the country...more


Aug 11, 2014, SOI gives Arts block clean sweep
In an attempt to send their message across, volunteers from StudentsOrganization of India (SOI) carried out a cleanliness drive in the Arts Block I of Panjab University (PU), demanding maintenance of the area...more


Aug 10, 2014, Northeast students show the way to a clean Delhi
While most Delhiites remained busy on Saturday preparing for Raksha Bandhan, student members of the Northeast Students’ Society Delhi University spent a better part of the day cleaning the university’s South Campus...more


Aug 10, 2014, NDMC launches special sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on Friday launched a week-long, special sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive ahead of Independence Day...more


Aug 08, 2014, Sanitation drive in Delhi
It is a week-long drive which will focus on solid waste lifting, cleanliness of public urinals, control of water and vector-borne diseases, repair and maintenance of roads, foot paths, pavements, maintenance of parks, functioning of parks, street lights and high-mast lights...more


Aug 07, 2014, Pune to get 6 new garbage processing plants
The standing committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Tuesday approved a proposal to set up six garbage processing units in the city to tackle the waste problem...more


Aug 7 2014, Week-long Independence Day celebrations in Delhi through Cleanliness
Cleanliness and tree plantation drives, healthcamps and cultural events are part of week-long celebrations ahead of India's 68th Independence Day August 15, officials said Thursday...more


Aug 07, 2014, SOI gives Arts block clean sweep
In an attempt to send their message across, volunteers from StudentsOrganization of India (SOI) carried out a cleanliness drive in the Arts Block I of Panjab University (PU), demanding maintenance of the area...more


Aug 07, 2014, Cleanliness on track every Friday
The Central Railway (CR) has started its Friday cleanliness drives, which focuses on an individual station every week in order to improve the cleanliness on Mumbai Suburban Railway...more


Aug 03, 2014, Nirankari Sewadal for cleanliness drive at Malin
While the foul smell has overshadowed rescue operations at Malin village since the dead-bodies under the debris are decomposing within the debris. A Pune-based group of volunteers is busy in maintaining cleanliness at the Malin village to prevent spread of any communicable disease...more


Aug 01, 2014, NBWAC awareness on sanitation
North Block Ward Adoption Committee (NBWAC), which is a part of DPDB Kohima’s programme, has conducted an awareness programme on sanitation and solid waste management at Baptist Higher Secondary School (BHSS) on July 31...more


Aug 01, 2014, J-K authorities hold cleaning drive for Nigeen lake
The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) of Jammu and Kashmir has started the cleaning drive of Nigeen Lake, after some improvement in weather...more


Jul 30, 2014, Bandra man who stood up to litterbugs will lead BMC's cleanliness drive
Vistasp Kharas, who was beaten up for stopping two men in a BMW from littering and became the face of Mumbai's anger against litter-bugs, especially those who believe they can get away with it because they are rich, may soon endorse the municipal corporation's new cleanliness campaign...more


Jul 29, 2014, Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants
Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs)...more


Jul 28, 2014,KYU conducts cleanliness drive
Expressing concern over the decrepit and moldy condition of Community Health Centre, Kangpokpi which is the First Referral Unit (FRU) in Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi, Youth Union, Kangpokpi today began a cleanliness drive at CHC complex and white washing of the decades old building...more


Jul 27, 2014,35 tonnes of wet waste cleared from APMC yard
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike onSunday took up an intensive cleaning drive at the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee in Yeshwantpur, for the first time in the history of the market set up in 1979...more


Jul 23, 2014, NGO to join hands with civic body to solve garbage issue
The civic body is planning to join hands with Pune-based SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling), a co-operative of self-employed waste pickers, to overcome the garbage problem in the city...more


Jul 25, 2014, Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants
Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs)...more


Jul 22, 2014, Railways' cleanliness drive: Expect innovations completely Indian
If you are on board an Indian Railways coach and get bed linen never used by anyone, your chances of getting a good night's sleep increase manifold, especially if the compartment is pest-free. You might get this happy surprise when you next board a train...more


Jul 16, 2014, Message of sanitation on silver screen
Belgaum-based actor Ramesh Parvinaikar has made a film that highlights the importance of toilets and sanitation. Gandhiji Kanasu' (Dream of Gandhiji) revolves around rural development and Gram Swarajya...more


Jul 14, 2014, Rameshwaram cleanup drive makes quiet and steady progress
Ganga has Modi & team, but it's the NGO drive that is doing the cleanup act for South's temple town Rameshwaram. Even before the Centre embarked on an ambitious programme to clean up the Ganga, temple town Rameshwaram in the south had decided that it needed a clean break from its polluting ways on its own...more


Jul 07, 2014, Expertise from IITs to be Utilised for Cleaning Ganga
Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti today said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning Ganga River...more


Jul 7, 2014, Ganga Marathon begins today
Ganga activists as well as environmentalists from the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have left for Delhi to take part in the 'Ganga Manthan' a national dialogue scheduled to be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on Monday...more


Jul 03, 2014, Power solution to PMC’s garbage problem
With the ongoing garbage processing crisis, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) finally has some hope. The Rochem Separation System has been approved by the Maharashtra Electricity Regularity Commission (MERC)...more


Jul 02, 2014, Rs 38 crore for sanitation projects in Kannur
The Suchitwa Mission will implement sanitation andwaste disposal projects worth Rs 38 crore in the district by 2017. The projects will be carried out under the Central government's Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme which aims to improve sanitation facilities in rural areas...more


Jun 25, 2014, Canada offers to join efforts to clean up Ganga
Canada has offered to collaborate with the government on its ambitious project to clean up the Ganga, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday...more


June 28, 2014, Tourist guides to hold annual meeting in Varanasi, devises clean Ganga strategy
The Tourist Guide Federation of India has decided to hold its annual convention this year in Varanasi, underlining the growing importance of the city for the tourism industry since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful win from there...more


June 27, 2014, Villages along Ganga to get real sanitation
People living in villages along the Ganga will soon have access to individual household toilets or community sanitary complexes as part of the new government's efforts to clean up the holy river...more


June 25, 2014, A dip in Ganga may cause cancer
A dip in river Ganga can possibly cause cancer. Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared that cleaning Ganga was his top priority but more needs to be done than expected...more


June 25, 2014, CIADP kicks off cleanliness drive in Shandur
The Chitral Integrated Area Development Programme (CIADP) kicked off a cleanliness drive at Shandor following the culmination of Shandur polo festival...more


June 23, 2014, Cleanliness drive at home ministry throws up historical nuggets
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's direction, a special drive was started on Monday to clean offices of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) at North Block...more


June 23, 2014, Panel to check beach cleanliness
Tourism stake-holders have formed a 'Calangute Baga Candolim Beach Management Committee' (CBCBMC) to ensure cleanliness on the beach stretch from Sinquerim to Baga...more


June 23, 2014, Lack of toilets more than just a sanitation problem
Women having to defecate in the open, at odd hours, not only threatens their dignity, but their safety as well...more


June 23, 2014, NDMC launches special cleanliness drive ahead of Ramazan
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation today launched a special cleanliness drive in the Old City area ahead of the Holy month of Ramazan...more


June 23, 2014, SDMC launches cleanliness drive
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday launched an over fortnight-long cleanliness drive to maintain a hygienic atmosphere in the city ahead of the monsoon season...more


June 22, 2014, Thames hit squad jumps to clean up Ganges
The environmental experts who cleaned up the Thames in London could soon be helping India’s new government with one of its most ambitious projects: purging the country’s sacred rivers of decades of accumulated toxic pollution and waste...more


June 21, 2014, Cleanliness drive by Vadodara railway division
The Vadodara division of Western Railway has started a cleanliness drive on all important stations and trains of the division to create awareness for keeping the railway premises clean...more


June 20, 2014, Chennai students join railways cleanliness drive
More than 100 school students distributed pamphlets and staged a rally at the Chennai Central railway station on Friday to create awareness among passengers about the need to keep the stations clean...more


June 19, 2014, Central Railway calls for major drive, cleaner Thane station premises soon
Thane railway station premises are likely to look cleaner in the next few days as the Central Railway has asked its officials to undertake a major cleanliness drive...more


June 16, Cleanliness drive held in Delhi
The North East Students Society Delhi University (NESSDU) organised a one-day cleanliness drive programme yesterday with the theme "I Love Delhi University" yesterday where many students from North East took part in cleaning the dirty roads in and around Delhi University main campus...more


June 16, Clean-up drive at railway stations across TN
To combat the everyday problem of mounds of garbage, mostly non-degradable plastic waste, piling up at railway stations, Southern Railway has launched a massive cleanliness drive, not just in the city and its suburbs, but all over the State...more


June 16, SER launches elaborate cleanliness drive
A major cleanliness drive has been organized by South Eastern Railway at important stations under its jurisdiction in Kolkata...more


June 14, ER undertaken massive cleanliness drive at Princep Ghat station
The cleanliness drive was a part of a massive cleanliness drive undertaken by Eastern Railway. Eastern Railway has made sustained effort for cleaning the station premises, platforms and other nearby areas for comfort of the passengers...more


June 10, SCR Launches Major Cleanliness Drive for a Period of Fifteen Days
As per the directives of the Chairman, Railway Board, New Delhi, Shri P.K. Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway, instructed the Heads of Departments in Headquarters and Divisional Railway Managers in the Divisions to launch a major and special Cleanliness Drive for a period of 15 days from 10th to 24th June, 2014, covering all the six Divisions of SCR...more


June 10, Zonal railways to begin two-week cleanliness drive
Following instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to the railway ministry to keep railway stations clean, the Railway Board has issued directives to all zonal railways to begin a fortnight long inspection of the upkeep of railway stations serving long distance trains in Mumbai...more


June 8, Order to undertake cleanliness drive in Bahraich
The office of Bahraich Municipal Corporation was found dirty during an inspection. Sharma visited various areas in the city and inspected the cleanliness arrangements and spotted heaps of garbage at different places near Chhaya Kuwan, Jama Masjid and adjoining areas...more


June 8, District officials on a cleanliness drive
Residents of Dhamane S Bailoor village in Belgaum were surprised to see many people taking the initiative of cleaning their locality...more


June 8, Cleanliness drive at Kekrupat by Rickshaw association
A one day cleanliness drive was organised on Sunday at Kekrupat by All Manipur Rickshaw Driver’s and Puller’s Welfare Association (AMRDPWA) in connection with the upcoming observance of the 13th the Great June Uprising, Unity Day on June 18...more


May 28, 2014, Rs 18 crore makeover for Varanasi ghats?
A two-year-old project to rejuvenate Varanasi's ghats could get a boost under the new government with the new tourism and culture minister, Shripad Naik, announcing he would discuss plans for the holy city with PM Narendra Modi...more


May 28, 2014, Mass cleanliness drive conducted in Imphal City
Around 450 personnel of Manipur Police under the supervision of IG (Ops) Zone-III and DIG Range-I (LO) in collaboration with Imphal Municipal Council (IMC) conducted a mass cleanliness drive in Imphal City...more


May 28, 2014, Foreign students sweep clean Bangalore footpaths
Heads turned when 14 broom-wielding students from the University of Minnesota hit the streets of Bangalore. And they had members of The Ugly Indians (TUI) for company. The group got down to cleaning heaps of garbage mounds from the footpaths of SBI Bank Road junction on Lavelle Road...more


May 24, 2014, Narendra Modi plans multi-million dollar sanitation project to clean up 1,000 Indian towns
The new NDA government under Narendra Modi is set to embark on an ambitious multi-million dollar sanitation project that seeks to clean up around 1,000 Indian towns besides eliminating manual scavenging as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi whose 150th birth anniversary will be celebrated in 2019...more


May 17, 2014, Clean India Begins From Varanasi
BJP leader Narendra Modi Saturday promised to clean up this holy city and the sought people's support for it...more


May 13, 2014, Intouch organises cleanliness drive
Intouch, Mao Gate based NGO, organised a cleanliness and greener drive under the aegis of District Administration, Senapati...more


May 11, 2014, Chakpi river cleansed
In an effort to make Chakpi River a source of potable water, hundreds of youth under the initiative of Maha Area Baptist Youth fellowship (MABYF) carried out a voluntary cleanliness drive yesterday along the river stretch from Mantri Pantha to Koinonia School in Hnahringkhu, Chandel...more


May 1, 2014, Top 15 cleanest cities in India
Chandigarh emerged as the cleanest Indian City accrding to the National City Rating published by Ministry of Urban Development. The rating was carried out by three agencies i.e AC Nielsen-ORGMarg, Development and Research Services (DRS) andCEPTUniversity...more


Apr 30, 2014, Mayor reviews preparations for river cleaning drive
Mayor Anil Sole on Tuesday convened a meeting to assess NMC's preparedness for the 15-day long Pili and Nag rivers cleanliness drive...more


Apr 29, 2014, District cleans up for chithirai fest
Madurai, the temple city is all set to host the famous chithirai festival as the district administration conducted a meeting to discuss the preparation and precautionary measures...more


Apr 29, 2014, Garden, clean premises alter hospital's drab look
Prior to June 2011, the hospital was popular as a filthy, dirty, foul smelling place always reeling under water shortage.Today, the hospital boasts of a lush green lawn, 238 ornamental plants and trees including 25 rose plants, rock garden with water fountain. A mini park has also been developed for children with a swing, slide and a see-saw. About 40 solar street lights illuminate the campus...more


Apr 29, 2014, Punes' Before and After photographs of pre monsoon work to be displayed
Now the civic body will think twice before making tall claims about the pre-monsoon work it carries out every year. The work carried out the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will be documented with photographic evidences...more


Apr 29, 2014, Beautification drive killing Yamuna: Study
A German researcher's study of the dying Yamuna is an interesting take on Delhi's aspirations to be a 'world class city' vis-a-vis its utter failure in conserving the river. The study talks about Delhi's constant obsession with beautifying and developing Delhi's riverfront and how this has ironically meant nothing but further deterioration of the riparian ecology...more


Apr 28, 2014, Neglected Chadwick Falls: To Be Revived or Forgotten?
Every travel brochure, book, guide, and website mentions Chadwick Falls as one of the famous tourist spots of Shimla. Still most tourists give it a miss and those who do visit, are left disappointed. Disappointed tourists leave bad reviews and the reputation of the place goes down. This is why over the years there has been a sharp decline in footfall at Chadwick Falls...more


Apr 27, 2014,Clean-up act: AAP removes its posters from walls in Guwahati
The Aam Aadmi Party embarked on an unusual campaign in the city on Saturday by removing posters of its candidates pasted on the walls for the Lok Sabha elections...more


Apr 19, 2014, Dera Sacha Sauda Volunteers launch Cleanliness Drive at Hackett valley, Toronto
Adhering to the teachings of Revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, Dera Sacha Sauda volunteers and members of Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing successfully accomplished a Cleanliness Campaign with the message ‘Cleanse the Planet Earth, to remove Disease & Curse’ at Hackett valley park in Toronto, Canada on April 19, 2014. His Excellency Guru Ji has initiated 102 Humanitarian Activities amongst which one is to conduct cleanliness campaigns and to spread awareness on importance of cleanliness...more


Mar 31, 2014, Cleanliness drive by Indian Navy
Over 800 personnel from INS Hansa, the air station of the Indian Navy, carried out a cleanliness drive on March 29 along the road from Bogmalo junction till Bogmalo beach at Vasco. The event consisted of a 6km walkathon followed by a cleanliness drive...more


Mar 30, Monitor cleaning of Nagpur, residents to civic body
Nagpurians living close to city's signature Nag River had wonderful memories of last year's awareness drive by TOI-Maharashtra Times, which was followed by cleanliness drive by Nagpur Municipal Corporation...more


Mar 29, 2014, Cleanliness drive on Cheiraoba
Extending good wishes to all for Cheiraoba, Dr.Th.Kishan Foundation (DTKF) and Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) have jointly appealed to all the people of Manipur to actively participate in a cleanliness campaign to be launched on the day of Cheiraoba...more


Mar 23, 2014, Foreigners clean roads at Mandrem
A large number of foreign tourists from different countries, equipped with brooms and garbage bags, embarked on a cleanliness drive in the area...more


Mar 11, 2014, Mortein NaturGard launches awareness drive to combat dengue
With an aim to raise awareness and control the rising number of dengue cases across the country, Mortein NaturGard has joined hands with NDMC, AIIMS, IMA, Rotary Blood Bank and SAHAYOG to announce a nation-wide campaign - "U & Me Against Dengue"...more


Feb 27, 2014, Tata Power Mundra UMPP organises a clean your city drive in Mundra
Tata Power, one of India's largest integrated power companies, is committed to improving the quality of lives of the people living in and around its project areas. In line with this commitment...more


Feb 24, 2014, Cleanliness drive by Nirankaris in 100 areas
In a well concerted and planned manner, a massive cleanliness drive was organized by Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation on February 23 to celebrate the 60th birthday of Nirankari Baba Haedev Singh Ji Maharaj...more


Feb 15, 2014, Tourist wants God’s Own Country clean
This teacher from Sweden staying on a three-month vacation evokes curiosity among people living in the neighbourhood of the Payyambalam beach in Kannur as she volunteers every morning to collect the litter left behind by people who visited the beach previous evening and put them in a pit to keep the beach garbage-free...more


Feb 14, 2014, Indians must indulge in recycling waste
In an attempt to make India clean and protect mother nature from being polluted, the Amala Bharatam Campaign (ABC) volunteers organised a cleaning drive in Bolur The Amala Bharatam Campaign is a campaign aimed at cleaning public places and national highways in India...more


Feb 11, 2014, RWA to revive Halasur lake
The Halasaru Lake Residents’ Welfare Association joined hands with MEG Staff on Tuesday in cleaning of the lake. V Purushotham, president of the association said that Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike had not taken any steps to clean the lake all these years...more


Feb 3, 2014, Rajewadi village near Pune gets a makeover
As the children walked into the village's first large community library last weekend, it marked the culmination of a three-year long project of rebuilding Rajewadi village, that lies around 50 km from Pune in Satara district...more


Jan 26, 2014, Cleanliness drive begins on Monday
The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) will launch a cleanliness drive from Monday at 25 sites across seven wards on a trial basis. The drive will start with an awareness camp which was scheduled to start from February 1, however, will now start at an earlier date...more


Jan 19, 2014, Cleanliness drive conducted
Workers Union Manipur and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences authority jointly organised a cleanliness drive at JNIMS complex today...more


Jan 13, 2014, Garbage crisis raises its ugly head as festival fever grips City
Alarm bells have already begun sounding for Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike on the eve of the Sankranti festival with the City’s markets flush with perishable items like fruits, vegetables, sugarcane, and flowers...more


Jan 6, 2014, N Corpn takes over work from pvt players
Acting tough against private companies that were entrusted with the responsibility of keeping the city’s roads clean, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has started taking over the sanitation process from them...more


Dec 30, 2013, Cleanliness drive by Channi Himmat residents
 Residents of Sector 5, Channi Himmat Housing Colony including women and children under the banner of Forum for Harmony and Development, holding  brooms and disposable bags carried out a cleanliness drive on Sunday,...more


Dec 28, 2013, EcoSikh to hold cleanliness drive near Hazur Sahib, Nanded
 EcoSikh, an international organisation based in the US, has joined hands with another international organisation -- International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) -- for a cleanliness drive near Hazur Sahib, Nanded...more


Dec 27, 2013, NSS winter camp starts
Govt. Degree College Billawar organised a seven days NSS winter camp on Thursday which was inaugurated in the college by Principal Dr. B.L Gupta...more


Dec 27, 2013, Women vendors conduct cleanliness drive at Thoubal
Thoubal Keithel Apunba Nupi Lup cleaned the marketplace and was followed by a meeting to discuss the issue faced the womenfolk in the market due to disposal of wastes and selling of goods in and around the market without an authorised licence...more


Dec 16, 2013, Congress leaders take to street with brooms
Stung by the spectacular performance of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi, Congress leaders in Bihar on Sunday took to the streets with brooms and shovels in the state capital and undertook cleanliness drive on a two-km stretch from Rajapur Pul to Sadaquat Ashram in their desperate bid to connect with 'aam aadmi'.read more... 

Dec 14, 2013, IT firm staffers clean Vetal hill as part of drive
Thirty-five employees of the IT firm, NTT DATA, chose to perform their corporate social responsibility (CSR) on an otherwise weekend holiday by carrying out a cleanliness drive at the Vetal hill. The drive was part of a global volunteer week and saw 30 trash bins full of garbage collected at the Vetal hill.read more... 

Dec 13, 2013, Plan afoot to make Assam greenest State
A group of 25 ex-Servicemen belonging to 135 INF BN (Territorial Army) Eco Assam led by Colonel BP Segan called on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his official residence late evening yesterday and apprised him about the slew of initiatives taken by it to extend the green cover in the State.read more... 

Dec 10, 2013, Tata Power launches pan-India cleanliness drive under its Greenolution initiative
Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has always been steadfast in its commitment towards various aspects of resource conservation and energy efficiency, including reduction of its carbon footprint and renewable power generation, while encouraging biodiversity and green buildings. In line with this philosophy, the company today celebrated the extensive success of its nationwide cleanliness drive as a thrust for a clean, green India under its Greenolution initiative.read more... 

Dec 3, 2013, Bandra Talao in Mumbai's western suburbs needs a revamp
With beautification plans coming to nought, the Bandra Talao is decaying and dying because of problems like garbage dumping and pollution. This heritage site badly needs a revamp in order to become a popular spot for the public once again.read more... 

Nov 23, 2013, Cadets on clean-up mission
Pledging to rid the state capital of garbage, as many as 400 National Cadet Corps (NCC) members took up brooms and buckets to launch a cleanliness drive across the city and its outskirts today.read more... 

Nov 23, 2013, Cleanliness drive at Sam sand dunes
To fulfill their social responsibility, the Jaisalmer police has taken up beautification and cleanliness of famous tourist places in the district. They launched a cleanliness campaign from Sam sand dunes and cleared huge quantity of plastic and other garbage thrown by the tourists.read more... 

Nov 17, 2013, NGOs carry out 3rd phase of cleanliness drive
Several NGOs today initiated the third phase of cleanliness drive at various places in the city. Voice of Amritsar, among other NGOs, cleaned up the railway station, including its entrance. Marking areas that have been neglected by the civic body, the NGOs extended their "dustbin campaign" to ensure that all commercial areas here have dustbins installed.read more... 

Nov 16, 2013, CCTV cameras to monitor litterbugs in KR Market
For the past seven weeks, every Monday the BBMP has been conducting massive cleanliness drives at KR Market, even roping in students and NGOs in the Herculean task. However, it has failed to drive home the point. Mounds of garbage are still a common sight here. In a last-ditch effort, the Palike is planning to install 30 CCTV cameras in the market to keep a hawk's eye on litterbugs, especially shopkeepers.read more... 

Nov 14, 2013, Cleanliness drive in Gandhinagar
The Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) has undertaken a massive cleanliness drive in the city. One of the biggest problems that it faces is that of extensive growth of weeds after this year's heavy monsoon and tonnes of garbage dumped by residents in the dense bushes along major roads. Another problem is food leftovers being dumped by roadside vendors and food stalls.read more... 

Nov 11, 2013, Cleanliness drive at Sivakasi railway station
A mass cleanliness drive was carried out in Sivakasi railway station. Around 200 students from seven schools and one college in Sivakasi participated. It was held to create awareness about cleanliness among travellers arriving at railway stations.read more... 

Nov 3, 2013, Varanasi Municipal Corporation forced to expedite cleaning work on ghats
The recent furore over irregularities in cleaning of ghats seems to have compelled the the Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) to expedite the cleaning process being carried out at the city ghats.read more... 

Nov 2, 2013, Keep Indore clean, HC asks civic body
The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court directed Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on to ensure cleanliness on street and to impose penalty on civic official for dereliction of duty if required. While hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) on Friday the HC observed that cleanliness should be visible and continuous.read more... 

Nov 2, 2013, Cleanliness Drive in Tiruvannamalai for Deepam
The devotees and visitors coming to Tiruvannamalai town during the forthcoming Karthigai Deepam have been urged to keep the town clean.read more... 

Oct 31, 2013, Clean Jharkhand drive to boost tourism
The Tourism Department of Jharkhand has launched a massive cleanliness drive in 21 major tourist spots of the State. This will also to ensure a "Clean and Green Jharkhand".read more... 

Oct 20, 2013, Golden granny: 101-year-old leads from the front
She may have a hundred wrinkles on her face but her determination to make the world a better place is that of the young and daring.read more... 

Oct 8, 2013, Cleanliness drive continues
The NSS and the NCC members of Surana College and Karnataka Rajya Dalitha Kriya Samithi members took part in the K R Market cleanliness drive organised by the BBMP.read more... 

Oct 3, 2013, Making a clean sweep of Church Street
Youth Brigade of I Lead India, a Times of India initiative, hit the street early on Wednesday, armed with a dedicated band of volunteers and host of activities. Tasked with solving the civic problems of Church Street, the team swept the road, cleared the debris, painted the pavements and beautified the street with active support from several volunteers, civic bodies, traffic police and the public.read more... 

Oct 3, 2013, MCD drive to keep Delhi clean
On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary, the municipal corporations in Delhi launched a special sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive on Wednesday ahead of the festival season, which will last till November 15.read more... 

Oct 2, 2013, Cleanliness drive under Vashi bridge with slum children
Slum children carried out a cleanliness drive under Vashi bridge to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bapu August Kranti, a non-profit volunteer teachers group which works for the underprivileged kids carried out a cleanliness drive under Vashi highway bridge on October 2 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The slum children also made paintings of Gandhi. The group's aim is to teach slum children before admitting them to a regular school.read more... 

Sep 19, 2013, Volunteers begin post-Ganesh Chaturthi cleanliness drive in Mumbai
Volunteers undertook a post-Ganesh Chaturthi cleanliness drive at the Juhu Beach. The celebrations ended after ten days on Wednesday with immersion of idols.read more... 

Sep 15, 2013, NSS volunteers to clean up Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences today
If you happen to pass by the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital on Sunday, you will see a band of volunteers armed with brushes and brooms cleaning its premises and the surroundings.read more... 

Sep 12, 2013, Work on turning marshes back into roads begins
With the fall in the water level of Ganga and Yamuna , the entire sangam area and river banks have turned into muddy ground.read more... 

Sep 6, 2013, Rally around cleanliness
Around 100 students, on Thursday, took out a rally to promote cleanliness in old city areas and took a pledge to practise scientific management of waste.read more... 

Sep 4, 2013, Nagar Nigam's coffers empty, Lucknow still in a mess
Regular garbage dumps and disposed waste products, eatables, polythene bags thrown on roads, drains and around colonies have become a regular feature of the city.read more... 

Aug 29, 2013, Vadodara Municipal Corporation sends sanitation teams to Bharuch
With the threat of a possible epidemic looming large over Bharuch following the recent floods, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.read more... 

Aug 29, 2013, Clean mantra at Bokaro station
If you happen to be at Bokaro railway station, think before littering and spitting on platforms as these could cost you anything between Rs 50 and Rs 500.read more... 

Aug 28, 2013, Civic body a long way from striking pay dirt on garbage segregation plan
With seven months left to meet a deadline to achieve 100% house-to-house garbage collection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reached a little over the half-way mark.read more... 

Aug 28, 2013, Cleanliness drive to protect " bio diverse " in Sikkim
Since tonnes of garbage is piling up in the face of plastic bags and water bottles are openly threatening the endangered site of ecologically sensitive Yumthang valley of Northern Sikkim, the dwellers here near the Sino-Indian border famous for valley of flowers has now geared themselves to keep garbage away.read more... 

Aug 21, 2013, Cleanliness drive to protect " bio diverse " in Sikkim
On Friday last week, after the Dashama puja festivities were over, thousands of plaster of Paris (PoP) idols were left on the banks of the Sabarmati by devotees.read more... 

Aug 18, 2013, Bright ideas fail to make city shine
Overflowing dhalaos, broken bins and littered roads remain common sights in the city despite all the sanitation drives launched by the civic agencies.read more... 

Aug 5, 2013, PU students initiate cleanliness drive
It was an all-together different morning in Panjab University (PU) on Monday as dozens of inmates of boys hostel number 1 were seen carrying brooms and garbage carry-bags, enthusiastically cleaning the campus.read more... 

July 25, 2013, Clean India campaign launched
With an aim to attract more visitors to the country by improving cleanliness and hygiene at tourist destinations, Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi on Wednesday launched the "Clean India" campaign at world heritage site Taj Mahal...read more... 

July 24, 2013, Chiranjeevi launches Clean India campaign at Taj Mahal
Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi today launched the Clean India campaign at the Taj Mahal here with an aim of providing hygienic environment in and around monuments and tourist sites to attract more visitors.read more... 

July 22, 2013, Garbage problem will be solved in 6 months: CM
Sudhir Jalan, a Kolkata based industrialist who has been investing in Karnataka for over 30 years.read more... 

July 19, 2013, Rajkot Municipal Corporation launches cleanliness drive in Rajkot
With waterborne diseases spreading fast during the season, the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has launched a cleanliness drive to clear solid waste and mosquito breeding grounds.read more... 

July 11, 2013, Mayor inspects Old City, orders cleanliness drive
Mayor Abhilasha Gupta on Wednesday inspected Harimasjid, Khwajamasjid, Wasiabadmasjid, Munnamasjid, Rasoolpur Bari masjid, Alnoormasjid and RambaghEidgah areas and asked Allahabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials to make elaborate arrangements for the holy month of Ramzan.read more... 

June 27, 2013, Corporators blame AMC of laxity in cleanliness drive
Corporators shouted at the top of their voices over deteriorating cleanliness in the city during the House meeting of Allahabad Municipal Corporation on Thursday. The House was called to discuss budget of the JalSansthan.read more... 

June 17, 2013, Varanasi included in Clean India Campaign
The city had been included in the ambitious Clean India Campaign of the Union ministry of tourism for renovation of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and beautification of ghats.read more... 

June 5, 2013, Punjab celebrate World Clean Up Day
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May 18, 2013, Time to put garbage on the table
In 2012, for the first time in its history, India saw nationwide public protests from the northernmost Jammu and Kashmir to southernmost Tamil Nadu against improper waste management.read more... 

May 6, 2013, Cleanliness drive at Surla's tourist hotspot gives some solace to villagers
Volunteers of Vivekanand environment awareness brigade in association with local youths have given some solace to the villagers by undertaking a cleanliness drive. The cleanliness drive was undertaken from Kilagahat and went up to Sangam nose in which banks of the river was cleaned.read more... 

May 3, 2013, Kudumbasree volunteers clean up railway track
About 110 volunteers of Kudumbasree Mission cleaned up the railway track between Ernakulam Junction station and Pachalam railway gate on May Day. They collected hundreds of covers of waste thrown out of trains.read more... 

May 3, 2013, Kudumbasree volunteers clean up railway track
About 110 volunteers of Kudumbasree Mission cleaned up the railway track between Ernakulam Junction station and Pachalam railway gate on May Day. They collected hundreds of covers of waste thrown out of trains.read more... 

May 2, 2013, Cleanliness drive held
Railway Division here and the CRPF Group Centre, Pallipuram, Thiruvananthapuram, jointly organized a cleaning drive and clean.read more... 

May 2, 2013, Cleanliness drive held
Railway Division here and the CRPF Group Centre, Pallipuram, Thiruvananthapuram, jointly organized a cleaning drive and cleanliness campaign here. The motto of the campaign is clean and plastic-free staions.read more... 

April 21, 2013, One day plastic cleanliness drive held across all talukas of South Goa district
In a massive cleanliness drive, over 2,500 plastic bags from all the panchayats across all the talukas of South Goa district were picked up.read more... 

April 20, 2013, Ugly Indians clean up ugh! Bengaluru
They call themselves ‘The Ugly Indian’ and work anonymously to clear up the litter and rubbish dumps the rest of us create all over the city. And they have decided to keep their city spic and span.read more... 

April 13, 2013, 20th Cleanliness Campaign in Noida & Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) 
On 13th April, 2013, the people of National Capitalized Region (NCR), got a chance to visualize a massive level of humanitarian cause being conducted by the socio-spiritual organization DERA SACHA SAUDA in the form of a cleanliness drive “Cleanse the Planet Earth, to remove Disease & Curse” in Noida & Greater Noida (UP).  Lakhs of volunteers from all states of India took part in this cleanliness drive.read more... 

April 13, 2013, Traders initiate cleanliness drive at Karan Nagar
Fed up with the slack attitude of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), traders in Karan Nagar on Saturday launched a sanitation drive by cleaning roads and footpaths. The traders alleged that the SMC workers are not paying any attention to maintain cleanliness in the area.read more... 

April 12, 2013, ‘This is the beginning of movement to save Nag River'
The auspicious day of Gudi Padwa marks is the beginning of new initiatives. Similarly, the hoisting of Gudi on the concluding day of the Save Nag River: My City, My River campaign by TOI-MT and NGO Zero Gravity marked the beginning of a movement that will lead to a clean Nag River.read more... 

April 7, 2013, Church continues cleanliness drive
For the last 12 years, the Our Lady of  Mount Carmel Church in Arambol village, Goa, is making efforts of to ensure a plastic-free village. It recently held a two-day cleanliness-cum-awareness drive in this regard. Bags of cigarette packets, chewing tobacco sachets, plastic bottles, packets of chips, polythene bags were collected from Khalchawada, Arambol tinto, Arambol beach, Madhalawada and Girkarwada. Villagers were urged to segregate their dry and wet wastes at source to reduce the burden on dumps.
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April 6, 2013, Proposal to plant over 2.10 lakh saplings in Allahabad
In an effort to retain the green cover of the city, district authorities have mooted the proposal of planting as many as 2.10 lakh saplings. Officials are also seeking cooperation of masses, non-government and social organisations. The district authorities claim that more than 95% saplings of set target would survive. For the 2013-14, rural development department has been entrusted to plant 1.29 lakh saplings as compared to other government departments.read more... 

April 4, 2013, save Ganga activists to launch yatra 
Save Ganga activists in Uttarakhand have decided to launch a three-day Ganga Yatra beginning on Friday from Haridwar to sensitize people about the need to conserve the Ganga and its tributaries.read more... 

April 4, 2013, Cleanliness drive by Grand Hyatt Goa
A Cleanliness Drive was recently organized by Grand Hyatt Goa’s Hyatt Thrive Committee. 60 volunteers from Grand Hyatt Goa’s various divisions, under the leadership of Mr. Noel Noronha, Director of Engineering at Grand Hyatt Goa, took to the roads, cleaning 2 kms of the road in Bambolim.read more... 

April 2, 2013, Cleanliness drive begins at Muktsar grain markets 
Taking a serious note of the report “Basic amenities missing at mandis in Muktsar dist” published in The Tribune today. Officials of the market committee immediately swung into action and started a cleanliness drive in the grain markets of the district.read more... 

March 29, 2013, Saaf India project hopes to clean up garbage for good
The Saaf India project, co-founded by the Amsterdam-based duo of Shammy Jacob, 37, and Dinesh Shonak, 33, hopes to tackle this mountain of a problem through the battle of the mind. It seeks to engage with passengers and railway staff and bring about an attitudinal change whereby garbage generation is contained and its disposal channelised. The project is currently in an exploratory phase; Jacob and Shonak have already clocked 10,000 miles of railway routes tracking Indian garbage-disposal habits.
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March 29, 2013, Schools awarded for their green concerns
To create awareness among children about the need to save environment and be environmental-friendly, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Environment Study Centre (ESC) had started an initiative to encourage environmental awareness among schoolchildren last year. The school being adjudged as 'Eco-friendly School' of the year.read more... 

March 25, 2013, Cleanliness, awareness drive marks World TB Day in Manglore
Creating awareness through sticking of posters on tuberculosis by students and cleaning the surroundings in prime locality of the city marked World TB Day.
The Centre for Integrated Learning in association with the Amala Bharat movement of Mata Amruthanandamayi Mutt and Rotary Club of Mangalore carried out the drive with the help from students of Karnataka Ayurveda College and Srinivas Institute of Social Work.read more... 

March 25, 2013, NRI’s to kickstart cleanliness drive
A group of local Kolkatans and NRIs are kick-starting a campaign to clean the city's streets and make people aware that pavements don't always have to be decorated with rubbish.read more... 

March 24, 2013, A 'Clean India' movement to begin from Kolkata
Aiming to create a cleaner India, the Garbage Free India (GFI) citizens' movement will flag off its campaign from Kolkata on Tuesday, an organiser said. A movement of around 80 current and former Kolkatans from diverse professional backgrounds, GFI will be aided by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), private companies and schools in starting cleaning drives across the city.read more... 

March 24, 2013, IAF officers cleanliness drive at Dashaswamedh ghat
More than 150 Indian Air Force officers, airmen, civilians and others came forward to clean river Ganga in an environment awareness programme organised by 4 Air Force Selection Board, Varanasi at Dashaswamedh ghat.read more... 

March 22, 2013, NGO offers to clean up Jadavpur pond
A green action group that had cleaned up two water bodies - one at Bikramgarh in south Kolkata and the other at Santragachi in Howrah -has stepped forward to help residents of Sahid Nagar in their bid to save a waterbody that is under threat from land sharks.read more... 

March 20, 2013, In Jaisalmer, residents clean up their act
First impression matters. If you were to visit Jaisalmer, its cleanliness is sure to take you by surprise at the entrance itself. All credit goes to Jaisalmer resident Manvendra Singh Shekhawat, who is running a campaign to keep the city clean. Driven by the slogan, 'I love Jaisalmer', Shekhawat has now taken over the cleanliness of Gadisagar Lake and Sonar Fort.

March 19, 2013, NGOs to take responsibility for cleaning 12 Ganga Ghats
The responsibility of cleaning and maintenance of 12 ghats located along the river Ganga will be given to seven NGOs, a senior official said.
The ghats including Dasaswamedh Ghat, Sheetla Ghat, Rajendar Prasad Ghat, Prayag Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Meer ghat, Munshi Ghat, Bhonsle Ghat, Guleriya Ghat, Ganesh ghat and Shivala Ghat will be taken care of by the NGOs for a period of three years, Divisional Commissioner Chanchal Kumar Tiwari said, while approving the proposal yesterday.
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March 18, 2013, Gayatri Pariwar begins Ganga cleaning awareness campaign
Worried at the increasing pollution in the Ganga, the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a religious group with followers in different cities, Sunday initiated a programme for the cleaning and conservation of the holy river. The programme, named Nirmal Ganga Abhiyan-Bhagirathi Jalabhishek began with a two-day special training camp at Shantikunj-Haridwar. On the occasion, manager of Shantikunj Haridwar, Gaurishankar Sharma, asserted that the process of cleaning the Ganga would begin with the cleaning of one's own self.

Under the Nirmal Ganga Abhiyan (clean Ganga campaign) volunteers of the Gayatri Pariwar would reach every home to expand public awareness. The aim of the programme, Sharma said, was to clean the river right from Gomukh (the snout of the Gangotri glacier, from where the Bhagirathi, one of the tributaries of the Ganga, originates) to Gangasagar (the delta islands, where the river meets the Bay of Bengal after flowing over 2,500 km).read more... 

March 18, 2013, Nainital cleanliness drive ahead of tourist season
In view of the tourist season ahead, civic bodies in lake city Nainital have geared up for maintaining cleanliness of the city. Officials from the district administration have also been nominated for each sector. While SDM Nainital area will look after the sanitation aspects of Sector-1 comprising Mallital Bazar and Nainial Club area, the Officer Incharge of the joint office of the district administration has been assigned the Sector 2 which comprises Sukhatal and Narayan Nagar, said the officials concerned of the Nainital district administration.read more... 

March 17, 2013, Let’s do it! Mysore 
Over 30,000 citizens of Mysore from different walks of life came together on Sunday 17 March 2013 to be part of the “Let’s do it!” movement and cleaned up the entire city in just four to five hours. Surprisingly, by noon, they managed to collect 191 truckloads of garbage strewn all across the city including the roads and open spaces. The volunteers went about the task by forming 650 clusters in the 65 Corporation wards. The campaign comes in the light of the failure of solid waste management efforts in Benga­luru, and to prevent a repeat of such a mess in Mysore, which is a popular tourism destination.read more... 

March 16-17, 2013, Sabarimala clean up 4th phase comes to a conclusion
The fourth phase of Sabarimala Clean Up drive, organized by Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), completed on March 17th 2013. The cleaning took place for the last two days. The Sannidhanam area was divided into 10 different zones and volunteers were divided into different groups who were deployed in these zones. Nadapanthal, Basmakulam, Goshala and surroundings, Police Kitchen, Pilgrims accommodation, Incinerator and surroundings, Bath rooms and rest rooms, Devaswom Mess, Aravana plant, Pandithavalam, Marakootam, Sharamkuthi were the areas which was completely cleaned during this operation. The Amala Bharatam volunteers collected and removed around 18000 bags of waste on Saturday and around 10000 bags of waste on Sunday, from Sannidhanam.read more... 


March 15, 2013, Sewage Treatment Plant for Vasai-Virar region
The satellite city of Mumbai, the Vasai-Virar region is all set to receive its first sewage treatment plant. Being built under a Central government sanctioned underground sewerage scheme, seven plants which would be built at a total cost of over 550 crores will treat waste water and household sewage.read more... 

March 15, 2013, Government urges the corporate world to join campaign Clean India
In a bid to promote Campaign clean India, Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi wants the corporate world to join hands with Ministry of Tourism. During an Interaction with CII Tourism Committee Members, the Minister announced setting up of six MICE (Meetings, Incentives, and Conferences & Exhibitions) centers in the country. 
He further revealed that world class culinary institutes will be set up at at Tirupati, Kolkata and Noida by the end of this year.Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism briefed the delegation about the developments in Tourism sector. Shri Nakul Anand, Chairman, CII National Committee on Tourism, & Executive Director, ITC Ltd and emphasised that while there have been achievements at the centre, the effort at the centre must be dovetailed with the activities at the States.read more... 

March 6, 2013, Indrayani river cleaning
Bandatatya Karadkar, well known warkari community leader will participate in the Indrayani river cleanliness drive, in Pune, to be held by Indrayani Seva Sangh at Alandi along the Indrayani river banksread more...

March 5, 2013, Urban cleanliness to bring Pakistan, India closer
The urban cleanliness and solid waste management systems are likely to bring the old neighbours together for the improvement in urban planning and its positive impacts on environment. A four-member delegation came to Lahore on a three-day visit for studying the Lahore waste management company model on directions of deputy Chief Minister Indian Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal. The LWMC officials received the delegation on Wahga Border. The delegation was headed by Indian Punjab Local Govt IAS Principal Secretary Jagpal Singh Sandhu.read more...

March 1, 2013, Clean Yamuna march to Delhi begins
Over ten thousand devotees and volunteers started their 10-day march to Delhi from Vrindavan demanding substantial efforts to keep the Yamuna River clean. The protesters are expected to reach Delhi on March 10, where they would hold an indefinite dharna near the Parliament. 
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