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Karnataka Making Imprints in the Nation’s Mission for Clean City

The Urban Development department of the state has strategized plans to monitor this regions minutely to cut the menace of littering, banning plastic usage and waste management, based on which and several others, Karnataka has improved drastically in Swachha Sarvekshan ranking by Government of India. Elaborating further, Anjum Parvez, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka states: “Cleanliness is much more than a mission. It’s more of a mind-set that we had to inculcate within our citizens, who themselves reject using plastic bags and promote other several mandates that the state government department owns and adopt. Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World writes excerpts:

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Indore Emerges As The Cleanest City in Swachh Ranking 2017

The latest Swachh ranking of the cities for 2017 was announced by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu

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India To Miss ODF 2019 Target Due To Fund Shortage: Panel

The the Standing Committee on Rural Development in its report noted that reduction or insufficient fund allocation by NITI Aayog and the Finance Ministry would result in missing its target of becoming open defecation free by 2019 "reduction on the target of rural population to be covered with piped water supply."

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Waste not, want not

Much like selling old newspapers, a decentralised model of organic waste management can help organisations and households save money and effort while helping them reduce their carbon footprint

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Civic bodies to build more public toilets in Delhi

The three municipal corporations, NDMC, EDMC & SDMC, presently operate and maintain 788 community toilet complexes and 1,931 urinal blocks in different parts of the city

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Govt to launch cleanliness awards for public health facilities

The initiative, part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' is aimed at promoting and incentivising cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices at public healthcare facilities

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Telangana to launch 'Swachh Hyderabad' campaign

To be taken up with people's involvement, Rs 1,000 crore will spent on the initiative

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BIS to expand mandatory certification and strengthen compliance to standards

BIS is actively engaged in the Make in India campaign by formulating/updating standards and amendments to the 1986 BIS Act will empower the government to bring more products under mandatory certification

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