Garv Hai – Stories of Change | Swachh Survekshan 2019
Wheel Chair Wali DIDI To “SWACHHATA DIDI”

Wheel Chair Wali DIDI To “SWACHHATA DIDI”

At her age of 2, Bina Sahu got affected of polio leaving her handicapped. At her early age of 13,...
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Indore IAS Officer Clears 13 Lakh Tons of Garbage in 6 months.

Indore IAS Officer Clears 13 Lakh Tons of Garbage in 6 months.

Asheesh Singh, the Indore municipal commissioner, was behind efforts that cleared 13 lakh tonnes of refuse in just six months...
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How Coconut vendors ​of Tamil Nadu Beating Plastic Pollution?

How Coconut vendors ​of Tamil Nadu Beating Plastic Pollution?

Let’s hope many more take a leaf out of these sellers’ books and adopt such innovative ways to reduce plastic...
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Swachh Kumbh Mela 2019

Swachh Kumbh Mela 2019

We are just a few hours away from the Ardh Kumbh in Prayagraj, the largest religious gathering anywhere in the...
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DIY Seed Bombs: A Way To Increase Green Cover.

DIY Seed Bombs: A Way To Increase Green Cover.

We live in a time where trees are becoming endangered and so it is crucial that more and more trees...
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Once A Littering Spot, Bengaluru’s Jakkur Lake Restores Its Beauty Again.

Once A Littering Spot, Bengaluru’s Jakkur Lake Restores Its Beauty Again.

A group of citizens from Bengaluru came together in 2014 to end the littering menace near the Jakkur lake through...
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Ujjain Makes World Record: 7 star Formation by 5000 Citizens.

Ujjain Makes World Record: 7 star Formation by 5000 Citizens.

On January 12, on Youth Day, a 7-star shape was created through the human series at the Kshirsagar Stadium. Around 5000citizens...
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TrashCon Is The Perfect Solution To Waste Problems.

TrashCon Is The Perfect Solution To Waste Problems.

Bengaluru-based TrashCon was chosen as a Tech30 startup this year. The company segregates and recycles solid waste after it is collected...
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This Bengaluru-based NGO converts discarded plastic waste into colourful and cheap tiles.

This Bengaluru-based NGO converts discarded plastic waste into colourful and cheap tiles.

nitiated by the NGO Swachha, each Re-Tile costs between Rs 70-90 and up to 10,000 tiles can be manufactured everyday...
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A Group Of Citizens In Bengaluru Are Saving Trees.

A Group Of Citizens In Bengaluru Are Saving Trees.

Bengaluru based Save Green NGO is protecting the trees in the city by removing posters, ads, hoardings on and concrete...
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4-year-old Prathyaksha, who will step into Swachh crusader Mallamma’s shoes, has decided to offer her entire movie fee, to build ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Ramveer Tanwar has restored ten ponds in the last three years, removing tonnes of garbage from them.  HIGHLIGHTS Ramveeer Tanwar ...

  • January 7, 2019   admin     0

Dressed in polythenes and plastic bottles, 36-year-old Bishnu Bhagat from Mayurbhanj district in Odisha is on a mission to spread ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

40-year-old Morish Jharia learned the importance of having a toilet after constructing one at home and started a crusade to ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

Currently, every year the country produces a whopping 62 million tonnes of waste out of which 45 million tonnes of ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

Don that creative hat and say goodbye to all the plastic bottles as you convert them into something unique and ...

  • January 8, 2019   admin     0

Six students studying in class 12 are on a mission to make Powai plastic free by replacing plastic bags with ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

Meet Tetri Devi from Bihar who after 60 years of living without a toilet fought against all odds to construct ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

70 odd residents with the help of a local NGO from Seegehalli village, Bengaluru came forward and changed the face ...

  • January 5, 2019   admin     0

A group of Raipur residents got together and conducted a 12-day swachhta drive to clean the city’s entrance and constructed ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Meet the new Swachh Mascot of Jammu and Kashmir, 87-year-old Rakki Devi who to fight open defecation constructed a toilet ...

  • January 10, 2019   admin     0

 Ninety-seven towns along the Ganga will be declared open- defecation free by March 2019, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

T V Sudhakar, a resident of Mumbai contributed in preventing water pollution in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi by distributing Ganapati ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

A systematic approach of waste management encompassing the waste of all kinds of resources at all stages should be adopted. ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

HIGHLIGHTS On March 14, Nisha went on a hunger strike to get a toilet at home Inspired by her, 35 ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

The Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation recently introduced an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags to make the city plastic free. The ...

  • January 9, 2019   admin     0

Meet the Bengaluru couple, who are setting an excellent example for the rest of the country, they recently undertook an ...

  • December 31, 2018   admin     0

The Garden City hosted its first Plog Run on October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. Around 5,500 people ...

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Meet Bonti Saikia from Assam, who has been honoured by PM Modi recently at the #ChaloChamparan event for her dedicated ...

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Uttar Pradesh-based organisation uses agriculture residues to make compostable tableware items which are lightweight flexible and microwaveable and at the ...

  • December 26, 2018   admin     0

Meera Shah, a Mumbai based Physiotherapist is trying to make the world a better place by following a five word mantra -Refuse, ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

Each individual creates an average of 11 Tons of waste over an average lifespan. 90% of the waste that we ...

  • January 5, 2019   admin     0

192 houses of Meghalaya’s Umthli Village have a compost bin in their backyard and every day the kitchen/wet waste goes ...

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Almost 70% of the waste that goes to landfills is organic waste that can be easily be put to use ...

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A gesture that reflects the care for mother earth Pune, December 2018: Recycled Christmas trees are a sustainable alternative to ...

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Meet 24-year-old engineer turned entrepreneur Kruvil Patel from Vadodara, Gujarat who has a solution to single-use plastic spoons. New Delhi: Plastic ...

  • December 28, 2018   admin     0

Over 40 international and Indian music acts drummed up the importance of ecological conservation, while artists displayed works of art ...

  • January 16, 2019   admin     0

Let’s hope many more take a leaf out of these sellers’ books and adopt such innovative ways to reduce plastic ...

  • January 7, 2019   admin     0

In a first, a unique bank opens up in Delhi-NCR, only this time it will lend citizens steel utensils for ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

We live in a time where trees are becoming endangered and so it is crucial that more and more trees ...

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To highlight the importance of eco-friendly festival celebrations, scraps of clothes collected from factories, boutiques and households were used to ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

Pave the way for Agra’s clean-up brigade ‘India Rising’ that is working relentlessly for last 242 weeks to clean-up Agra. ...

  • January 10, 2019   admin     0

Karunguzhi in Kanchipuram district in north Tamil Nadu is one of 7,000 small towns in India where houses are not ...

  • December 25, 2018   admin     0

Fighting for a better Bengaluru and rooting for a permanent solution for the garbage crisis that plagues the entire city, ...

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Green Army members have been instrumental in going to schools in the city and educating students on the importance of ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

From fairs and conferences to concerts and weddings, every event leaves behind a substantial trail of waste on the venue. ...

  • January 4, 2019   admin     0

Belagavi District Panchayat in collaboration with ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers are encouraging women from the district to join ...

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With a mission to provide women in Mumbai access to clean toilets and good menstrual hygiene services, this Mumbaikar duo ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Imagine hundreds of people armed with gloves and masks in hand at 9AM on a Sunday morning, determined to clean ...

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Pave the way for the clean-up brigade that has cleaned 187 spots so far and is on a mission to ...

  • December 31, 2018   admin     0

Ever heard about a sweeping vehicle made out of waste that can clean an area as big as a school ...

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Asheesh Singh, the Indore municipal commissioner, was behind efforts that cleared 13 lakh tonnes of refuse in just six months ...

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IIM-Ahmedabad has a long list of distinguished alumni, who have gone on to make a name for themselves in various ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

A group of citizens from Bengaluru came together in 2014 to end the littering menace near the Jakkur lake through ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

Manufacturing of stationery items like notebooks, pencils involve the cutting of numerous trees – but what if the stationery itself ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

This swachh warrior from Jamshedpur dreams of making India free from open defecation and waste, she’s fighting these two ongoing ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

When heavy rains lashed Nadi Toli village in Jharkhand in July this year, villagers were convinced that they would have ...

  • January 14, 2019   admin     0

We are just a few hours away from the Ardh Kumbh in Prayagraj, the largest religious gathering anywhere in the ...

  • December 30, 2018   admin     0

“Waste is not waste. We think of waste as a rejected product which can be reused,” Manish said. 3RMPL is ...

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Hailing from the village of Lahawarpora on the banks of Wular, Bilal Ahmad Dar lost his father in 2007. The ...

  • January 7, 2019   admin     0

Ranaram Bishnoi from Ekalkhori village near Jodhpur has planted more than 50,000 variety of plants, converting a sand dune into ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

A 47-year-old teacher from Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his contribution to ...

  • January 1, 2019   admin     0

Couldn’t see my family going out in the open everyday,’ that is what prompted Jabbar to give up his only ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

“I am a Rani Mistri”, proudly says Nirmala Devi of Simdega district, Jharkhand. With an objective to meet the shortfall ...

  • January 1, 2019   admin     0

 34-year-old Rinku Kumari from Bihar shunned an easygoing life to work towards the betterment of her state and its residents. ...

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Meet Sushant Jha, a waste warrior who aims to eliminate paper waste from India’s landfills by providing as many as ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

Indian chemistry professor shows that re-purposed plastic can be good for the environment. At 73, Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan is roughly ...

  • December 30, 2018   admin     0

“I am an ocean lover and feel that we owe a duty to our ocean to make it free of ...

  • January 9, 2019   admin     0

Flowers are rarely thought of as a waste that can pollute water bodies. But the problem of flower waste and ...

  • January 7, 2019   admin     0

Shubhashree Sangameswaran from Hyderabad has compiled ways to cut down personal waste generation in her book titled ‘Let’s Talk Trash’. ...

  • January 8, 2019   admin     0

This down to earth wedding in Mumbai had a green theme – from decorations, cutlery to gifts. Reason, the couple ...

  • January 1, 2019   admin     0

‘If my actions can save someone’s life, I would like to do that forever,’ with this as her driving force, ...

  • December 30, 2018   admin     0

The most plastic bottles collected for recycling in 12 hours is 33,355.55 kg (73,536.40 lbs) achieved by BBMP, Go Native, ...

  • January 9, 2019   admin     0

Arun and Anju Anirudhan started the new chapter of their life by promoting a strong message of ‘Go Green.’ Everything ...

  • December 25, 2018   admin     0

Any housing complex is like an organism. There is an intake of energy, consumption of energy, and of course, like ...

  • December 25, 2018   admin     0

It’s a ‘green’ Christmas at St Michael’s Church in Mahim. A 12-foot Christmas tree, a recycling marvel, made of 500- ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

Naveen Mariyan, a 27-year-old entrepreneur is helping Bangalorians earn from their waste. Here is how  The day is not far ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

A couple in Bengaluru, through their organisation, has come up with newspaper bin bags to prevent people from dumping trash ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

Plastic straws, one of the widely used plastic items that can be avoided is polluting the rivers all over the ...

  • January 9, 2019   admin     0

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of sustainability, Divyanshu Asopa invented ‘Beej-Kapas’, a special paper which can get converted into soil. ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

60 volunteers from Angholichi Goli are working to rejuvenate Maharastra’s trees by clearing out nails and other sharp objects to ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

Avoiding plastic in our day to day life seems a bit difficult, but this team did six plastic free shoots ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

Around 2 lakh plastic bottles collected by NGOs in Mumbai were recycled and fashioned into world’s largest t-shirt. HIGHLIGHTS 2 ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

From having just 45 toilets in the village to taking it to 506, here is how A. Ramesh from Chittoor ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

With an aim to provide every individual the basic thing – a toilet, Ramdas Mane has been making portable toilets ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

‘Rent-A-Cutlery’ venture in Bengaluru is discouraging single use plastic cutlery by renting out stainless steel cutlery on social gatherings. India, ...

  • January 5, 2019   admin     0

Superstitions and stereotypes did not deter the district administration of Kalaburagi to take on the massive challenge of building 10,000 ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Aravalli, the oldest mountain range, which for years had insulated the national capital from desert winds and provided the much ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

Bengaluru based Save Green NGO is protecting the trees in the city by removing posters, ads, hoardings on and concrete ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

200 milk centres in Ahmedabad will replace plastic carry bags with eco-friendly jute bags developed by a student of National ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

What started as an experiment of converting trash into something useful, caught people’s attention and Rituparna and Angeline even got ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Meet Peepal Baba, a man who has been planting trees from past 40 years and has planted over 20 million ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

The mission to keep India clean and its cities and villages free of disease is being undertaken by enterprising citizens ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

According to data available, Jharkhand may pose the biggest challenge for PM Modi in achieving the goals of his Swachh ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

From one of the four worst performing states in the country to now almost ODF, the most populous state in ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

Mangesh Ghildiyal When Mangesh Ghildiyal took over as the district magistrate of Rudraprayag on May 17 last year, he took ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

nitiated by the NGO Swachha, each Re-Tile costs between Rs 70-90 and up to 10,000 tiles can be manufactured everyday ...

  • January 18, 2019   Aarushi Yadav     0

At her age of 2, Bina Sahu got affected of polio leaving her handicapped. At her early age of 13, ...

  • January 11, 2019   admin     0

13-year-old Aditya Mukarji from Gurgaon started a battle against plastic straws with a target of replacing 50,000 straws by June ...

  • January 8, 2019   admin     0

4-5 plastic bottles are recycled every time Mumbai-based Niyati Shah designs a bag to store plants. So far, she has ...

  • December 28, 2018   admin     0

Amishi Shah who started a social enterprise Upcycle Co in Mumbai seven years ago is doing her bit by using ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Inspired by central government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, 31-year-old Dharmesh Barai from Maharashtra started cleaning up waterfalls in 2016 and has ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Know how one can make India swachh with this new fitness trend – Plogging, in which one picks up trash ...

  • January 7, 2019   admin     0

Meet 37-year-old Sudha Singh, founder of Wasteroots, who is working towards waste management with the idea of, one waste at ...

  • December 31, 2018   admin     0

Kumhari village in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district is today one of the open defecation free villages, and the credit for ...

  • January 5, 2019   admin     0

It’s a cold morning in Pune. She quickens her pace looking around for a suitable refuge, knowing all too well ...

  • January 5, 2019   admin     0

Plastic waste is growing at an uncontrollable pace in our country. Hopefully, with more projects like these, we can get ...

  • January 8, 2019   admin     0

This Mumbai college is doing its best to save tonnes of garbage going into the landfills. Here’s the success story ...

  • January 5, 2019   admin     0

Dr Jyoti Lamba discovered that a village in Gujarat is deprived of the basic necessity – a toilet. She returned ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

Pramod was studying at Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai when he felt that creating awareness about waste segregation ...

  • December 31, 2018   admin     0

In our country around 40% of the food produced gets wasted even before it reaches your plate, moved by this ...

  • January 3, 2019   admin     0

To propagate Clean India message and to review the progress of Swachh Bharat mission in India, this NRI embarked on ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

Bengaluru-based TrashCon was chosen as a Tech30 startup this year. The company segregates and recycles solid waste after it is collected ...

  • December 24, 2018   admin     0

George Remedios never knew his innocent initiative will turn into a cycle of plantation of hundreds of trees across the ...

  • January 7, 2019   admin     0

Jonah Fernandes and Eldrige Lobo from Goa’s Parra village have opened a zero-waste store that encourages customers to bring own ...

  • December 29, 2018   admin     0

1.36 Crore Toilets In 17 Months: Uttar Pradesh On A Toilet Building Spree To meet Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Target. Uttar ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

India is turning into one big garbage dump. The problem is assuming gigantic proportions and the numbers are staggering. Here’s ...

  • December 27, 2018   admin     0

As one approaches Bhaunti, a small village 25 km west of the district headquarters of Kanpur, the smell of flowers ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

The problem of improper disposal of waste in India is currently a major roadblock in achieving the Swachh Bharat Mission’s ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

Believe it or not we all have cribbed about our moms at least once in a lifetime. We feel like ...

  • January 2, 2019   admin     0

From introducing Eco-friendly sanitary napkins to teaching tribal women ways to scientifically dispose of menstrual waste, here’s how Chinu Kwatra ...

  • December 26, 2018   admin     0

Poor waste disposal and unsafe menstrual practices remain two of India’s biggest challenges to tackle. Many have tried and a ...

  • January 12, 2019   admin     0

On January 12, on Youth Day, a 7-star shape was created through the human series at the Kshirsagar Stadium. Around 5000citizens ...

  • December 27, 2018   admin     0

In a noble initiative, students of a Delhi university college are recycling used papers for making several products to be ...