‘Need to build resilient public health system to prevent diseases’

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organisation. Indian government has been quick to adopt a multipronged strategy, including issuance of clear guidelines to Ministries for coordinated action. Continue Reading

Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission launched

The second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), which has a total outlay of Rs 1,40,881 crore, was launched by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat here today. Continue Reading

Battery-operated vehicles collect garbage at Chennai localities

At a time when garbage collection and its management has taken a beating, the civic body is slowly and steadily implementing battery-operated vehicles for collecting waste from places like Perungudi, Shollinganallur and parts of OMR and ECR. The move has brought happiness not only to residents but also to conservancy staff. Continue Reading

S Rly denies suspending housekeeping services in over 100 trains

The Southern Railway on Thursday refuted reports in a section of the media that it was suspending On-board Housekeeping Services (OBHS) in over 100 trains operated by it due to cash crunch. Continue Reading