Monday November 20, 2017

Temple at Madurai launches E-Toilets: 8 steps to use it in an effective manner!

Public toilets come in a new avatar to make India cleaner

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September 24, 2016: E-toilets started in Madurai by Mayor in charge K. Thiraviam and Commissioner Sandeep Nanduri are certainly creating a buzz in the whole of India. Small things can make big differences and therefore this initiative is another step to create Swachha Bharat. So, what’s so special about these toilets? Have a look of the e-toilet of Bangalore!

If you are scratching your head that what make these toilets so special? Find out here:

  • E-toilet facility was installed at a public park near Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple on 22 September 2016Wednesday a step towards making Madurai a smart city.
  • The objective behind building these toilets is to ensure hygienic and immaculate conditions in public places.
  • One has to insert a 2 rupee coin to use it, a cheap price for use of such high-tech toilets!
  • Red, green and amber lights are the tri-colours useful for knowing what the toilet is indicating. Green denotes the toilet is in use, amber indicates the water level has dipped and red shows the toilets already in use.
  • The speciality of this toilet is that it gets cleaned by its own! Can’t believe it right? It is fitted with a 200 capacity overhead tank so after one uses it this super toilet tidies it automatically!
  • Skeptical of how it would work without electricity? No worries people administration has already thought about it! In the case of power failure, a power backup facility is available which works for 6 hours. 
  • A GPRS has been fitted in these two toilets that are connected to the city’s corporation website so if there is any dip in water level it will help in alerting the city corporation website.
  • So how will the common noddy know how to use it? There’s a solution for that too! Few people have been assigned the job of showing the onlookers how to use it.
  • The corporations are planning to set up 20 such toilets across the city! What a marvel will it be to see India grow and pay heed to important matters like hygiene and public toilets!
  • The doubt which will certainly be arising in everyone’s minds is how is the government going to manage such complex toilets with such huge population and in a nation where there is no scarcity of burglary, blindness and careless people?
  • Only time can clear our doubts of whether these e-toilets are going to be one of many exceptional things India is known for or will e-toilets become just another small cog in a large wheel!

–  by Ashwati Menon of NewsGram. Twitter: @Ashu_phoebe

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Achieving Goal of “Swachh Bharat” Will Be True Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi: Ram Nath Kovind

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President Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi, Oct 1, 2017: Urging cleanliness be made a national movement, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday that achieving the goal of “Swachh Bharat” will be true tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Kovind, who is currently in Maharashtra on an official tour, will visit Gujarat, the home state of Gandhi on his birth anniversary to pay tributes to the Father of the Nation.

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the President said that Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion to rededicate to the ideals and values of Mahatma Gandhi, who believed that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’.

“Cleanliness is not only the responsibility of sanitation personnel and government departments. Today, India is fighting a decisive battle for cleanliness and hygiene through the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign.

“Let us also commit ourselves to ensuring public hygiene, personal hygiene and environmental hygiene. It is a multi-stakeholder national movement. Achieving the goals of the Swachh Bharat Mission expeditiously will be a true expression of tribute and regard to Gandhiji on his birth anniversary,” he said.

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Describing Gandhi as a man of simple living and a moral preceptor, Kovind said that he gave a new direction to the country through his leadership.

“His philosophy of non-violence and peaceful co-existence is of increasing relevance in the present times. Through the symbols of Charkha, the spinning wheel and khadi, he stressed the message of self-reliance and dignity of labour,” he said.

Kovind will commence his Gujarat engagements with paying his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his birth place, Kirti Mandir at Porbandar.

Later, he will attend a function organised by the state government to declare Open Defacation Free status for rural Gujarat at Kirti Mandir.

The President will also inaugurate various projects including upgradation of Veraval and Porbandar fishing Harbour, upgradation of Navibandar, Miyani and Salaya Fish Landing Centre, laying the stone for development of Mangrol Phase-III fishing Harbour, announcement for development of Veraval Phase-II.

He will also foundation stone of Porbandar Phase-II, Navabandar, Mandhavad and Sutrapada Fishing Harbours and inauguration of Mangrol Rural Water Supply Augmentation Scheme of 45 villages at Mangrol, an official statement said. (IANS)

 

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Anushka cleans beach for Clean India campaign

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Mumbai, Sep 29 : Actress-producer Anushka Sharma, who was nominated as a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ambassador, has lent her support to the cleaning of a beach here.

Anushka on Friday shared a series of photographs in which she is seen cleaning the Versova beach.

“‘An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching’ – Mahatma Gandhiji. Swachh Bharat. Swachhata Hi Seva,” she captioned the image.

Earlier this month, Anushka was invited by Modi to be a part of his government’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ initiative. Apart from the actress, Modi had also invited Malayalam superstar Mohanlal to be part of the movement.

On the acting front, the “NH10” actress is currently busy with her next production “Pari”.

She is also launching her clothing line which will be out on October 3.(ians)

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Actor “Prabhas” extends support to Modi’s Clean India campaign

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Prabhas extends support to Modi's Clean India campaign
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Chennai, Sep 29 : “Baahubali” fame Prabhas on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachhata Hi Seva” movement, adding that he sees the Clean India campaign not as a duty but as a habit.

“As we approach this significant day, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, who always strived for cleanliness, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the great work happening on making India clean and green with the Swachh Bharat Initiative,” Prabhas posted on his Facebook page.

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He added that Clean India is something he personally believes in.

“Keeping my country clean and healthy is not just my duty as a citizen but also a habit. To all those who feel the same, let’s continue doing our best for a cleaner India,” he said.

Earlier this month, Modi had written personal letters to celebrities, industrialists and noted personalities to enlist their support for the initiative.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Modi said Swachhata is for each of us to practice.

He also said the days leading up to Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 should be about “encouraging widespread participation in cleanliness initiatives across the country.”

Superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker S.S Rajamouli have already expressed their support.(ians)