Swachh Bharat Abhiyan follow-up

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    This prog. is long over due,i hope it makes India most beautiful country :lol: j/k.At least not called a dirty India

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    Major change/contribution from institutions

    NEW DELHI: Cleanliness in trains will no longer be a class issue as railways has decided to make provision of dustbin in all types of passenger coaches. As of now, dustbins are fitted only in AC coaches.

    Railways to fit dustbins in non-AC coaches after Modi’s anecdote - The Times of India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan will benefit the country’s Rs 4,500 crore cleaning equipment and waste management industry. In the next three years, this industry — most of which operates in the unorganized sector — eyes a 40 per cent growth

    Cleaning industry eyes 40% growth after PM’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan | The Indian Express

    The CBSE has included the topic along with India's Mars mission (MOM) in the Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) to be conducted next year.
    Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign to be a part of CBSE 'open text exam' - Hindustan Times

    The Archaeological Survey of India, which is celebrating Heritage Week from November 19 to November 25, has decided to do a 'Swachh' sweep of seven heritage sites in the state.
    Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign spurs ASI - The Times of India
     
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    TRISHA

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    SECULAR support for swachh bharat

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India’s largest Islamic seminary, has extended support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, the support, the seminary clarified, is only for the cleanliness campaign and not for Modi. :lol:

    Deoband backs Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, not Modi | The Indian Express

    KUMBALANGI, KERALA: Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi Government's cleanliness drive 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', former prime minister Manmohan Singh today said it was a 'repackaged' programme of the previous UPA regime headed by him.:lol:

    "These are quite in tune with the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan'
    that the previous government had launched during UPA II," Dr Singh said

    Swachh Bharat 'Repackaged' Initiative of UPA Government: Manmohan Singh
     
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    I did my bit today. Cleaned up a foot path for about 4 hours.
     
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    Try to put up before and after pictures. :thumb:
     
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    Where .....??
     
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    I'll get them tomorrow.
    This activity did show that I became soft :tsk:
     
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    Outer ring road in front of VTV. Join swachh-bharat alias.
     
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    Oh they did a program then, how many members participated ??
     
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    About 40. Its not yet a weekly program. I'm asking to make it a periodic one.
     
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    How Volunteers made Waari at Pandharpur a “Clean” Success!

    Waari is a holy pilgrimage in Maharashtra that consists of lakhs of devotees walking about 250 km over several days. Waari is undertaken in the Hindu month of Aashaadh (around June-July) and devotees walk with Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi (palanquin) from Dehu and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi from Alandi to Pandharpur, where they offer their respects to Bhagwan Vitthala (also known as Vithoba or Panduranga, an avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu).

    The participants in the Waari are called ‘Waarakaris’. In over 700 years of waari tradition, no stampede or chaos has ever taken place. Other groups also walk from southern states like Karnataka, Andhara Pradesh etc. The waarkaris are mainly agriculturists and many of them are poor. A chain of lakhs of men, women and children walking for miles with non-stop chants of Gyaanbaa-Tukaaraam on their lips, is an incredible spectacle.



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    This year’s waari, which concluded today with a MahaPuja at Shri Vitthal-Rukmini Mandir, Pandharpur, was unique because for the first time in it’s history, efforts of volunteers, social organizations, State Government and local administration ensured a ‘Nirmal’ (clean) Waari. The story of how this was made possible has been provided by Hetal Rach (twitter id @heytal), a Pune based IT entrepreneur associated with Seva Sahayog Foundation, the key organization behind the ‘Nirmal Waari’ drive.

    “The waari consists of two different routes, meeting together at a couple of places, and finally at the destination. The waari schedule is fixed and so are night halts. The locations of night halts vary from big cities like Pune to small villages. While the waari is seen as very holy, the after-effects are not pleasant. Imagine a small village, lots of people turn up for an overnight stay, and leave in the morning. What could happen? The village doesn’t have appropriate facilities for waste and sewage disposal. The aftermath is to be borne by the villagers.

    But there had to be a solution to this. The waarkari numbers are increasing every year, the scheduled halt places are the same, and sanitation expectations increasing. Last year,@sevasahayog did a pilot. They chose two locations and provided 200 portable toilets at each location. It was an awesome success! This year, they’ve been planning this for about 6 months – all volunteers – spent time meeting govt officials, sponsors etc.

    The Govt of Maharashtra agreed to put up toilets at all locations for the entire Waari due to these efforts. 500 Toilets on Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Route, and 300 on Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Route. These toilets are being put up in 2 sets. One in use, and other being dismantled, transported and set up. The destination, Pandharpur, will have 1500+ toilets in total, as both sets reach there.

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    But is putting up toilets sufficient? Just put up toilets and people will go there? The pilot results gave @sevasahayog different results. People needed to be prodded to go into the toilets.Lights, water, cleanliness needed! The folks planning this out, involved the locals, the elected reps, administrators, social orgs etc. Water arrangements were planned for, and lights were arranged at each location.

    The toilet company provided cleaning staff. But the biggest challenge? Volunteers! Thousands of volunteers were needed – to persuade, prod, urge folks to use toilets. Every location needed 250+ per night. Ah yes, the real work would be in the nights. The toilets were used max between 7-10 pm and 1:30-7 AM. While volunteers came in from different organizations, a large chunk came from @RSSOrg.

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    Water, Light etc. is ok, but what do you do of the slurry? The answer was transfer to Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) where available, and where the STP wasn’t available,http://vibhaindia.org took it up as a challenge. A pilot was done about a month before the waari. The solution was to dump it into a pit. The challenge – quick decomposition, without affecting groundwater or surroundings. Shallow pits are being used, with some bio-chemical additives to accelerate decomposition.The pits are away from the village.

    A Rangoli group joined in, and decided to make Rangolis all over the route. These asked people for a Nirmal Waari. The result – the grounds which were earlier full of human excreta, now have toilets. Once the toilets have moved out, the ground is clean. Regular reporting and backoffice support was being provided. Learnings from one location were carried over and rectified later.

    Another thing – Once the waari and toilets moved out, the village was disinfected. This disinfection drive helped bring things back to normal very quickly. The villagers were very happy !

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    Now some statistics – total slurry collection from portable toilets, for all locations excluding Pune and Pandharpur, was 42.86 Lakh Litres. The toilets have been used about 25 Lakh times over the last 17-18 days. Just imagine! There was no large scale temporary toilet deployment for Waarkari’s last year (except pilot study) and none 2 years ago.

    In case you want to contribute, donate here – http://sevasahayog.org/donate – Nirmal Waari needs help.”

    The spirit shown by Seva Sahyog, RSS and other volunteers, backed by a responsive State Government, should act as an inspiration for all Hindus. The challenges we face are not insurmountable, provided we apply our minds, collaborate and persevere.

    (HinduPost expresses its sincere gratitude to Hetal Rach for sharing this uplifting story on how a small group of people can get more folks to join them and achieve the unimaginable. All images credit goes to Hetal Rach )

    http://www.hindupost.in/society-culture/little-known-fact-years-waari/
     

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