Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal concerned over cleanliness in Amritsar

Expressing dissatisfaction over the cleanliness status of Amritsar, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday directed officials to address the issue at the earliest.

Religious leaders may soon promote cleanliness in trains

Religious leaders from all faiths may be roped in to promote cleanliness in India's trains because people listen to them, according to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Govt working on including criminal provisions in law on Ganga

The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.

Special health ministry drive for clean healthcare facilities

The union health ministry on Friday launched a special scheme to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health care facilities, an official release said.

Govt to launch cleanliness awards for public health facilities

 In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Health Ministry will tomorrow launch an initiative under which public health facilities will get cash awards of upto Rs 50 lakh for their performance on sanitation, cleanliness and infection control.

Health ministry to roll out award from cleanest medical facilities

 In a move to push the goal of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the Union Health Ministry is set to roll out an award to recognise hospitals that demonstrate high levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.

Organisers to be made responsible for cleanliness at venues in Delhi

With a view to ensure cleanliness at public places in the national capital, the Urban Development Ministry is planning to come out with a 'standard operating procedure' for organisers of public events to ensure cleanliness is maintained during and after such gatherings.

Bengal's cleanliness project shortlisted for UN award

The "Sabar Souchagar" (toilet for all) project in West Bengal's Nadia district, framed under the state's "Nirmal Bangla" initiative and aimed at promoting cleanliness and sanitation in rural Bengal, has been shortlisted for the United Nations Public Services Award 2015.

Take inspiration from Gandhi on cleanliness: Naidu

Urging people to take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the Father of the Nation`s vision of `clean India` goes beyond a set of physical targets for construction of toilets.

Attitude change key to successful Clean India mission: Birender Singh

Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Monday called for an attitudinal change towards hygiene in India as well as an institutional revamp to ensure the Clean India Mission's success, as technological change alone was insufficient.

For B-Town, Obama brings in 'cleanliness' hope
For B-Town, Obama brings in 'cleanliness' hope

US President Barack Obama is on three-day visit to India and Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza and Virr Das are hoping the trip will give an impetus to the cleanliness drive in India and more.

Railways to formulate integrated policy on cleanliness

Continuing with the efforts to make rail premises clean on regular basis, railways will formulate an integrated policy for this.

Restrooms not as unhealthy as you may think
Restrooms not as unhealthy as you may think

Toilets at your home are not as unhealthy as you may think, finds a study.

Women create most garbage in neighbourhood: Anandiben Patel

In a controversial statement, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel Saturday said it was the women who created most garbage in their neighbourhood.

Cleanliness should also include thought process: Irani

'Swachhta' (cleanliness) should not be limited to physical cleanliness but should also include the thought process, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday.

Cleanliness should also include thought process: Smriti Irani
Cleanliness should also include thought process: Smriti Irani

'Swachhta' (cleanliness) should not be limited to physical cleanliness but should also include the thought process, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday.

Use of children in PM Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan challenged in HC

 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.

Delhi girl is school cleanliness drive ambassador

South Delhi municipal school student Rashmi Nayk was named the first brand ambassador of a school cleanliness campaign, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan, Friday.

Disgusting things turn people into liars, cleanliness promotes ethical behavior

 A new study has revealed the feelings of disgust can increase behaviors like lying and cheating, while cleanliness can help people return to ethical behavior .