PM Narendra Modi launched his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on 2nd October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Here's a reality check of PM Modi's 'Clean India' drive as Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional fervour across the country.
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.
The list of eight standards, published on the environment ministry`s website (www.mep.gov.cn) on Wednesday, urged citizens to refrain from burning garbage, and limit the use of fireworks and barbecues.
The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.
Nicknamed as `Kuppai (garbage) Aiyar` by workers of rival parties in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said he felt honoured by the sobriquet given to him as it was a testimony to his work.