The Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation which challenged a government circular sent to schools and colleges asking children to participate in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sweep the streets of the country.
Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday attacked the BJP-led three municipal corporations for "miserable" condition of cleanliness in Delhi and said it will showcase the civic body as BJP's "model of governance" during the campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Urging people to voluntarily contribute towards keeping the surroundings clean, Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Centre's 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' should become a public movement.
Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI), an initiative to help the common man to judge the air quality within his vicinity.
Launched alongside PM Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the Aam Aadmi Party has now announced its cleanliness drive's next phase days after the party members met with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi officials and apprise them of the state of cleanliness in various parts of the capital city.
NDMC 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 Narendra Modi.