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Satyagraha se Swachhagraha is a mass sanitation drive which is spiralling into a jan andolan in Bihar

A social behavioural change led community movement, Satyagraha se Swacchagraha is an ambitious sanitation drive by the Central Government to bolster its Swachh Bharat Mission. Sensitising people in rural India about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness of their surroundings in day to day life, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation talks to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about this movement as more of a peoples’ movement driven for them, by them and from them. Edited Excerpts:-

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“Democratizing the entire data and making it visible to the public has empowered us.”

A charismatic leader and a youth icon for many, Nara Lokesh, Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh has taken the state on an unprecedented developmental path. Taking to Chahat Jain and Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, the minister talks about leveraging technology and supporting young entrepreneurs as a key to push the Government’s development agenda and guarantee a quality life to the rural population.

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Innovations driving the Future – Smart Cities

The way to Smart Cities in India is for the Government to open and facilitate infrastructure, ease regulation for devices and create an open resource of public data that receives and provides information to and from local services.

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Making Smart Cities Smarter

India already has the ecosystem in place. With bright startups, world class professionals, sizeable workforce, state-of-the-art R&D labs, growing smartphone penetration, India has the potential to lead the world in making cities smarter.

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Madhya Pradesh govt to spend Rs 86,000-cr to develop cities

The Madhya Pradesh government would be spend Rs 86,000-crore during the next five years on the development of cities across the state.

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RA Mashelkar to head committee on tech solutions for solid waste, water supply

R A Mashelkar, former director general of CSIR, has been named as the head of an expert committee tasked to identify and recommend sustainable technologies for solid waste, sanitation, sewerage and water supply management aimed to achieving clean India goals.

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'Dibba gangs' in Indore dissuade people from open defecation

Indore Municipal Corporation has launched a special campaign and devised a novel way to stop open defecation in and around the city.

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Sambalpur to use app to monitor sanitation workers

In order to improve sanitary scenario through proper monitoring of work in this western Odisha city, Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) is all set to launch a mobile based application from next month.

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Clean India Cannot Be Achieved By Budget Allocation Alone: PM

Invoking Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha against the colonial rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (30 September) mooted 'Swachhagraha' movement for a clean India which he said is not something that can be achieved by budget allocations alone.

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PM to inaugurate India Sanitation Conference Today

Ahead of the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a day-long India Sanitation Conference -- INDOSAN -- today to take stock of the progress under the mission.

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