CLEANLINESS

  • Nita Ambani to join Maharashtra Governor for cleanliness drive today 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Nita Ambani, wife of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, will join Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao for a cleanliness drive on Saturday. Nita Ambani is among the nine eminent personalities from Maharashtra who will be the "goodwill ambassadors" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'. Rao stressed the need to sustain...
  • Delhi: NDMC on cleanliness overdrive to banish garbage by October 31 October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Corporation has set itself a target of making the areas under its jurisdiction garbage free by October 31 and is ready with an action plan to intensify its cleaning operations in the wake of the launch of the 'Swachh Bharat' mission by Prime Minister...
  • The Citizen Journalist show October 5, 2014

    This week on the CJ show we show films from the #YESIamTheChange campaign and other stories. ...
  • APAI opposes DGCA directive to airlines on cleanliness drive October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Slamming a DGCA directive to airlines to collect "donations" from passengers for cleanliness drive at airports and aircraft, the apex air travellers body on Sunday urged the aviation ministry to withdraw the decree at the earliest. In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathy Raju, Air Passenger Association of...
  • Enthusiasm created by 'Swachh Bharat' should be kept going: PM Modi October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after launching the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the momentum of "enthusiasm" generated by the drive should be kept going for the success of the mission. He also expressed happiness over former prime minister HD Deve Gowda joining the ambitious campaign. "I am...
  • CISF to launch cleanliness drive at country-wide locations October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Personnel and families of paramilitary CISF will join the 'Swatchh Bharat' movement on Thursday by launching a large-scale cleanliness drive at its 312 working units and other locations spread across the country. The force will initiate a host of activities to join the Prime Minister's clean India initiative being...
  • President urges citizens to make cleanliness 'national passion' October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged countrymen to turn cleanliness into a national passion and ensure that every nook and cranny of the country is kept clean. In his message, the President said, "The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is an occasion for all...
  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains September 29, 2014

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Railways' Delhi Division armed with 10,000 brooms for October 2 cleanliness drive September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. Equipped with a specially-designed 'battle gear' made up...
  • Cabinet approves 5-year-long 'Swachh Bharat' mission September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet "Swachh Bharat" project, Government on Wednesday gave its nod to the five-year-long programme to eliminate open defecation and construction of individual and community toilets across the country. The Union Cabinet also approved setting up of Clean Ganga Fund with...
  • PM Modi invites suggestions from people for 'Clean India' project September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Reaching out to people for his ambitious project for a clean India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought their views on the contours of "Mission Swachh Bharat" to be launched on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2. Modi linked cleanliness to tourism and global interest in...
  • Sadananda Gowda to pick up broom for Railway cleanliness drive on October 2 September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind massive cleanlines campaign, Railway Minister DV 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. "All our 13 lakh employees will be...
  • #CleanUpIndia: CNNIBNs initiative for a filth free India August 18, 2014

    CNNIBN's initiative to show the filth around us and work towards cleaning it. ...
  • Delhi government celebrates Independence Day with weeklong activities August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has planned a series of weeklong activities including a special tree plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate country's 68th Independence day, Lt Governor Jung said in a special appeal to citizens of Delhi. As part of the celebrations, a number of events such as Prabhat...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality August 5, 2014

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality which is one of the...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government June 23, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • MHA goes for cleanliness drive; junks nearly 1.5 lakh files June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: On the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry is on a cleanliness drive and, in less than a month, has destroyed nearly 1.5 lakh files that had gathered dust for years. While going through the steel almirahs of North Block, officials also found some interesting...
  • CAG slams Railway for not maintaining cleanliness August 13, 2013

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has slammed Railways for not effectively implementing Railway Board's guidelines for mechanised cleaning of major stations and not taking effective pest control measures in coaches. Besides the audit body has observed that Railways has failed to provide good quality of linen to passengers which has resulted...
  • Citizens unite to restore and revamp Jaisalmer June 28, 2013

    Jaisalmer: The majestic walkways of Jaisalmer's Sonar Quila that had shrunk under heaps of garbage after being used as community dump yard for years, the feedback from tourists was shattering for its residents. But all that changed in February this year. Now the fort is clean and inviting. Over 300...
  • Ensure cleanliness, Bansal tells rail officials April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday expressed concern over cleanliness and the quality of food served in trains and at stations and urged zonal managers to regularly monitor the situation. "He also asked senior officers to pay attention to punctuality of trains and safety of the network," said...
  • Amitabh Bachchan inaugurates BMC's virtual classroom facility January 24, 2013

    Amitabh Bachchan launched The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation's virtual classroom facility and cleanliness drive. After inaugurating the expansion of the virtual classroom facility aimed at providing education to over 400 civic schools in Mumbai and distributing iron tablets as a part of an antimalnutrition campaign, Amitabh Bachchan pledged his support to...
  • Bathroom the cleanest place to eat in hotels: study January 16, 2013

    London: The next time you spend a holiday at a hotel, do not order food in bed. A new study says a bathroom is actually the most hygienic place to eat in most hotel rooms. The research, which included a poll of women travellers, was carried out by the Check...
  • Bangalore: No quick fix in sight for garbage problem September 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said on Thursday that the BBMP needs at least three to six months to solve the garbage crisis in the city. Speaking to reporters, he said the civic body is taking all steps to clear the garbage piling up across the city. "We are setting...
  • Chennai: Health minister continues cleanup drive September 4, 2012

    Chennai: When the Health Minister said that he would ensure that he cleaned up every staterun hospital in Tamil Nadu, even if it meant inspecting every one of them personally, he certainly wasnt speaking in jest. Continuing his cleanup drive, Dr V S Vijay visited the Institute of Obstetrics and...
  • B'lore: BBMP sweeps off garbage, stink lingers September 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Even though the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) managed to clear garbage from many areas on Sunday, tonnes of garbage remained spewed across some of the main markets. The garbage disposal comes in the wake of Mayor D Venkatesh Murthys promise on Friday to clear the garbage within 72...
  • T'puram: No solution in sight for garbage woes August 31, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the heavy downpour worsening the garbage problem in the city, the City Corporation remains clueless on a solution. The Corporation is now burying the waste on vacant lands under its possession. We are burying the waste mainly on our land on the Chalai bypass. However, it cannot be...
  • Chennai: Day after, Govt hospitals get makeover August 30, 2012

    Chennai: Almost every Staterun hospital underwent a mass cleaning exercise that left them almost unrecognizable, a day after the Chief Minister directed hospitals to increase the standards of hygiene. On Wednesday, squads of staff, conservancy workers and exterminators combed the premises of the major hospitals and ensured that they were...
  • T'puram: Garbage woes get worse August 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the festival season adding to the capitals garbage woes, the largest trash dump in the city limits is raising a hellish stink again. Much to the dismay of the people living nearby, the City Corporation has resumed the dumping of garbage on a roughly sixacre plot and its...
  • Bangalore: BBMP clears garbage, sanitisation yet to begin August 27, 2012

    Bangalore: The BBMP has cleared most of the garbage piled in the city on Sunday, but is yet to start sanitisation of places where garbage was dumped to get rid of the stink and mosquito menace. The BBMP ferried 900 truckloads (about 5,200 tonnes) of garbage on Sunday and is...
  • Stink to continue in Bangalore city August 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangaloreans have to live with the stench for another three days as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said it cannot find a solution to the problem of clearing garbage before Monday. The uncleared garbage on city streets is also likely to pose health problems, particularly after the heavy...