Keyword : Sanitation

Delhi garbage cleared but the stink will persist

The streets of Delhi may get cleared in the next few days but the mess of finances and administrative ambiguity will continue to emit foul smell as they are not going to be cleared anytime soon.

India over 30 years behind in attaining its sanitation goal: World Bank

Regional communications specialist at the World Bank, Vandana Mehra, on Thursday said that India is 32 years behind schedule in attaining its sanitation goal. “World Bank study shows that the

The ‘gramin’ way to swachhata

Globally, almost a billion people defecate in the open. There has been a 31 percent reduction in open defecation in India from 1990 to 2015, which alone represents 394 million people, said

Experts stress on the need to scale up village water safety and security process

Scaling up village water safety and security (VWSS) can help improve access to quality drinking water and condition of household toilets. It can also help face floods and drought situations, NGO sa

And the city softly sings the blues

India is a largely rural country with 68 percent of its population living in villages. As per the 2011 census, approximately 32 percent of the population or 38 crore people stay in cities. This fig

Will make Delhi corruption free: Manoj Tiwari after BJP win

In an interview with Governance Now after BJP’s victory in all the three municipal corporations of Delhi, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the focus will be on sani

Building a better home

Growing up in a village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, Ravinder Kumar had often witnessed the lackadaisical attitude of government officials. An ambitious teenager, he believed that there wer

Getting India to Stop Going Out

When the voluminous 2011 census of India was released, there were many red faces at the centre. The painstakingly collected and collated figures showed that only 32 percent Indians were using toile

The Man on Mission Number Two

On the Independence Day of 2014, Parameswaran Iyer was in Hanoi working as programme leader and lead water and sanitation specialist for the World Bank. He was involved in tackling a desperate scen

Heroine of Hirmathla

A quiet Arab spring led by the veiled womenfolk of Hirmathla is behind making this village in Nuh district, and for that matter, nearly all of Haryana an open defecation free (ODF) zone. Women who

No one to clean this up

Bahut achha hua ki ye ganda shehar ghoshit hua (Good that Gonda has been declared as the dirtiest city),” says 48-year-old Nanda Devi in a frustrated tone. Nanda is a resident of Subhash Naga

Learning to build the smart cities

With an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for the 100 Smart Cities initiative and Rs 48,000 crore for 500 cities under the Atal Mission For Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the government is

732,207,000 Indians don’t have access to basic sanitation: Report

India, the world’s second-largest country by population, once again comes out top for the highest number of people without basic sanitation, said a WaterAid report. The report

Two societies in Mumbai are managing their waste and regenerating energy

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) served 23,000 notices to Mumbai housing societies from January to June 2017. Reason: not segregating dry and wet waste. The notices, under the Maharasht

When corporates step in to save the environment

It’s Monday afternoon. The otherwise spick and span organic waste converter (OWC) room in the backyard of Mindspace IT Park in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, is emitting a strong odour – like tha

Improving public services

Sometimes it is challenging to be an average law-abiding citizen in India. The real pain lies especially in citizen-government interactions. From corruption to inefficiency, availing public servi

In a first, a TV series to sensitise viewers on sanitation

In an industry first, a television entertainment series will now set out to sensitise its viewers on the importance of behavioral change in sanitation habits, aligning its cause with Swachh Bharat



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