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Over 83.9 million toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Over 83.9 million household toilets have been constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
As a result, 19 States/Union Territories, 447 districts, and approximately 440,000 villages have declared themselves as free from open defecation, officials of the Ministry of Drinking water and .Sanitation have said.
Since the inception of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) program, the rural sanitation coverage of India has increased significantly, from 39 per cent in October 2014 to over 92 per cent as of end of August 2018, Mr Parameswaran Iyer (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation said during a briefing session held here on Thursday evening on the upcoming Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC).
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India to be only 4th country to conduct mammoth drone show

29 Jan 2022 | 1:12 AM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) The Vijay Chowk area adjacent Raisina hills in New Delhi is all set to witness a swarm of 1000 made in India drones hovering all over the sky during Beating the Retreat ceremony on Saturday evening.

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After Centres of Excellence, India, Israel to move towards creating Villages of Excellence

29 Jan 2022 | 1:01 AM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar expressed satisfaction at the functioning of 29 Centres of Excellence in 12 States as part of the Indo-Israel Agriculture Project and said that 150 villages around these Centres would be converted into Villages of Excellence with technical assistance from Israel.

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Not against recognition of spousal sexual violence: Men Welfare Trust to Delhi High Court

29 Jan 2022 | 12:00 AM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Men Welfare Trust, one of the parties in the marital rape case, while making its rejoinder submissions before the Delhi High Court on Friday, said that the entity it represented, was not against the recognition of spousal sexual violence.

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Resumption of intellectual debate in Parliament, Assemblies is the need of the hour: Supreme Court

28 Jan 2022 | 11:38 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday said that Parliamentand Assemblies are becoming insensitive places and to get out of such a hopeless situation, it was necessary to take corrective steps towards restoring the dignity and standard of intellectual debate of the highest order.

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India, China to stay in close contact to resolve remaining border issues: MEA

28 Jan 2022 | 11:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) India and China have agreed to stay in close contact and maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels to work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues on the border at the earliest, a top official said on Friday.

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