SWACHH BHARAT MISSION

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How political prioritization influences policies: ISPP organises a workshop

Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) organised a workshop on ‘How political prioritization influences policies and their implementation: cases of WASH policies in India’. The workshop was conducted by Raman VR, Head of Policy, WaterAid India.

While opening the debate, Raman briefly touched upon some important examples of political prioritization in India such as the nationalisation of banks, telecom reforms, construction of Konkan Railways, Right to Education Act, NREGS, amongst others, and further focussed on how the impact of the recent high level prioritization of WASH policies in India and the Swachh Bharat Mission offers rich policy learning.

He further critically analysed the Swachh Bharat Mission, listed its strengths and highlighted various gaps in the policy, as well as program challenges that the SBM has posed for the nation. Besides the challenges faced, he also raised a number of policy questions and learning for future, with reference to such contexts. This was followed by a vibrant discussion and question answer session.

Pradyoth SB, a public policy scholar said: "Phenomenal transformation that has happened in the sanitation sector in India over the last five years.” Raman mentioned that though India had, indeed, traversed a long way, a lot needed to still be done as far as challenges in the sector were concerned.

(For more information, please contact: sarah@ispp.org.in)

21 Oct 2019
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HUDCO starts plantation drive

Dr M Ravi Kanth (CMD, HUDCO) today planted saplings to launch a tree plantation drive, as part of a series of events planned to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi under the Swachh Bharat Mission. On the occasion, a mass awareness campaign rally was also organized by HUDCO.

19 Sep 2019
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How political prioritization influences policies: ISPP organises a workshop

By IndianMandarins 21 Oct 2019

Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) organised a workshop on ‘How political prioritization influences policies and their implementation: cases of WASH policies in India’. The workshop was conducted by Raman VR, Head of Policy, WaterAid India.

While opening the debate, Raman briefly touched upon some important examples of political prioritization in India such as the nationalisation of banks, telecom reforms, construction of Konkan Railways, Right to Education Act, NREGS, amongst others, and further focussed on how the impact of the recent high level prioritization of WASH policies in India and the Swachh Bharat Mission offers rich policy learning.

He further critically analysed the Swachh Bharat Mission, listed its strengths and highlighted various gaps in the policy, as well as program challenges that the SBM has posed for the nation. Besides the challenges faced, he also raised a number of policy questions and learning for future, with reference to such contexts. This was followed by a vibrant discussion and question answer session.

Pradyoth SB, a public policy scholar said: "Phenomenal transformation that has happened in the sanitation sector in India over the last five years.” Raman mentioned that though India had, indeed, traversed a long way, a lot needed to still be done as far as challenges in the sector were concerned.

(For more information, please contact: sarah@ispp.org.in)

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HUDCO starts plantation drive

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

Dr M Ravi Kanth (CMD, HUDCO) today planted saplings to launch a tree plantation drive, as part of a series of events planned to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi under the Swachh Bharat Mission. On the occasion, a mass awareness campaign rally was also organized by HUDCO.

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Shekhawat gives away Swachh Bharat Puraskar to REC Ltd

By IndianMandarins 13 Sep 2019

Union minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presented Swachh Bharat Puraskar to REC Ltd on September 6, 2019 for its contribution to the Swachh Bharat Kosh of the Ministry of Jal Shakti. The award was received by Executive Director (Finance), REC, Ajoy Choudhary and CEO, REC Foundation, SN Srinivas – the CSR arm of REC Ltd.

 

Swachh Bharat Kosh was set up in 2014 by the government to mobilise CSR towards achieving the objective of Clean India (Swachh Bharat). Till date, REC has contributed a total of Rs. 60 crore to the fund. REC Ltd is a Navratna NBFC focusing on Power Sector Financing and Development across India. REC Foundation is the CSR arm of REC Limited.

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What can an IAS officer do?

By IndianMandarins 16 Jan 2019

If you are Asheesh Singh (IAS:2010:MP), Indore Municipal Commissioner, you can do a lot to make the life of your fellow citizens liveable.

 

In 2014, when Indore, the commercial capital of MP, got a terrible rank in the Swachh Survekshan, the authorities and citizens recognized that they must do something to redeem their honor. But they didn't know how.

 

On the outskirts of the city, a 100-acre dumpsite continued to overflow with legacy waste—recyclables like plastic, metal and the rest that were devastating the environment and making the life of people living in the nearby colony a real hell.

Even as the Indore Municipal Corporation resorted to the practical and feasible bio-remediation process to clear out the dump, the process didn't acquire the speed that was desirable.

 

Enter Asheesh as IMC Municipal Commissioner in May 2018. Waited for him was 13 lakh tonnes of waste. In the two years prior to May 2018 when he joined, the IMC was able to clear out just 2 lakh tonnes.

 

He began with the idea that to turn the dumpsite into a beautiful golf course. Of course, our leftist leaders would have a problem with this idea. Anyway...

 

He organized the people, the corporation, and leveraged the power of the government.

And lo and behold, the job was done scientifically in six months at a cost of a measly Rs 10 crores versus the estimated cost of Rs 65 crores if the work was given to a contractor.

 

Of course, it was too bad for leftist leaders; they didn't get their commission. And since the reclaimed land may be turned into a golf course, the 100-acre plot worth Rs 400 crores can't be turned into JJ colonies. Too bad for the best friends of the poor and landless.

 

Ask Asheesh how he did it.

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