Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Current Affairs

Government launches Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational districts

Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has launched Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational districts of India to provide clean drinking water. It will involve outlay of Rs. 700 crores through flexi-funds under existing National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) budget. Swajal Scheme Swajal is community owned drinking water scheme or programme for sustained drinking water Read More…

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Ten new iconic sites selected under Phase III of Swachh Iconic Places of Swachh Bharat Mission

The Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has selected 10 more iconic sites under Phase III of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission. The third phase of SIP was launched at Mana village which is situated close to Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand. Key Facts These 10 new sites under Phase III have Read More…

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Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural sanitation coverage crosses the 85% mark

According to Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, rural sanitation coverage of India has risen to 85% under Swachh Bharat Mission. Recent survey conducted by Independent Verification Agency across 90,000 households in over 6000 villages across the country has found usage of toilets in rural India to be 93.4%. Key Facts This sanitation coverage under Read More…

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GOBAR-DHAN Scheme launched to promote wealth and energy from waste

The Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has launched GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) – DHAN scheme at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Karnal. It was launched under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti. Key Facts The GOBAR-DHAN Scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate Read More…

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Government launches Swachh Bharat Summer Internship

Government is going to launch Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI) 2018 aimed at engaging college youth with Swachhata work in villages in coming Summer vacation. The initiative will be launched by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the convening and coordinating Ministry of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in association with Ministry of Human Resource Development. Read More…

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Swachh Shakti 2018 celebrated in Lucknow under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in association with Uttar Pradesh Government had organized Swachh Shakti 2018, a Women’s Convention on occasion of International Women’s Day in Lucknow. This year, Uttar Pradesh had hosted Swachh Shakti 2018, being largest state in country (in terms of population) with massive rural populace. Key Facts In Swachh Read More…

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