SBSIs devoted 60 hours on swachhata this summer
Against the backdrop of Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2019 announced by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti in May 2019, a total of 1502 students from the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu enrolled in the programme, committing to work for 60 hours on sanitation related matters in the villages of the district.
With a view to spurring inclusive growth in its villages, the State Government of Telangana had implemented the Palle Pragathi Special Programme from 6th September to 5th October, 2019. During the 30 day period, districts across the state set up plant nurseries, cremation grounds and dump yards, among others to improve greenery and cleanliness of the villages.
- Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Sustainability
During the fourth visit of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team to the water stressed Perumbalur district in Tamil Nadu, they noticed that the whole area was green with water visible everywhere. Further, Executive Engineer, Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency (TAWDEVA) indicated that overall there was a 3 meter increase in ground water levels in the State.