Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Current Affairs - 2020

KVIC’s Reducing Plastic in Nature Project completes 1 year

Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC) REducing PLAstic in Nature (REPLAN) project has completed one year. The project was launched in September 2018 as part of KVIC’s commitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. It aims to remove existing waste plastic material from nature and use it in  semi-permanent manner, so that presence of plastic waste in Read More…

Swachh Bharat App Launched

Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has launched Swachh Bharat app at the National Museum in New Delhi. The app will enable visitors to report garbage on the premises of the ASI monuments across the country. Around 30 galleries in the National Museum have already been equipped with a device that will make use of the intranet to connect to the Read More…

Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state

Kerala became third Open Defecation Free state in the country after Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin).. The announcement in this regard was made by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer in New Delhi on the occasion foundation day of Kerala (1 November). With this Kerala becomes first high Read More…

Himachal Pradesh declared India’s second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh was officially declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Every individual household in the state has functional toilet under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. With this, Himachal Pradesh becomes the second State in the country after Sikkim to achieve the feat. However, among bigger states Himachal Pradesh is the first state to become Read More…

Railway Ministry launches Clean My Coach service

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched an online Clean My Coach service in line with Indian Railways cleanliness drive Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat and Union Government’s flagship Digital India Programme. The online service allows travellers to get their compartments cleaned by sending an SMS or by a designated website or by using an application. Read More…