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Sanitation challenges: Govt not well equipped, say experts
Apr 21, 2015 According to experts, the Indian government’s flagship Clean India campaign would not deliver results without an integrated approach.
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India plans satellite mapping to monitor slums
Feb 15, 2010 The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation will introduce satellite mapping to help governments discover new slums and prevent their illegal spread. It will employ the geographical information system to make effective analysis on slum communities, providing them sanitation and other amenities, and relocating them to suitable areas.
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Highway to hygiene
Mar 17, 2010 Kumar Alok‘s recently released book on rural sanitation addresses the importance of sanitation and hygiene and goes on to analyse the successes and challenges of the expanding sanitation movement in India. It aims to bring about a change in sanitation practices by generating awareness.
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Sanitary habits improved in Pakistan significantly
Mar 22, 2010 According to a new report by World Health Organisation, due to awareness raising and adaptation of toilets, the prevalence of open defecation has significantly reduced in Pakistan since 1990. Better sanitary habits would reduce water borne diseases which is prevalent in rural areas and would also save health care costs.
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India: Child cabinet trained to test water quality
Mar 23, 2010 Bal Sansad, a joint initiative of the Department of Human Resources Development, the Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, the Government of Jharkhand and UNICEF, trains students to test the quality of water. Besides monitoring schools and villages, they are also involved in educating their community about safe drinking water.
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Water pipeline offers promise to Bangladeshi villagers
Apr 06, 2010 A pipeline network initiated under a public-private partnership for Satkhira villagers is preventing the use of arsenic contaminated water. Saving over 1500 lives many such pipeline schemes are scheduled to start by the end of April in several villages in different districts.
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Water crises in Nepal grows graver
Jun 01, 2010 Millions of people are deprived of regular access to safe water due to water sources drying up, erratic rainfall and poor management of water resources, say activists. The situation is deteriorating with public health ailments showing a steep increase and can badly affect many more.
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India: Toilets where women chat freely
Jan 06, 2010 The new door-less toilets in western India were built in a semicircle instead of in a row. The walls between cubicles were raised only halfway so that women could see and talk to each other.
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India's ship-breaking yards remain unsafe
Jan 28, 2010 A UN official, after examining the waste disposal system in ship-breaking yards in India, has criticised the health and safety standards employed for workers. It has recommended a national plan for safe management of toxic products and upgradation of medical and sanitation facilities.
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GSF seeks to strengthen the Indian sanitation programme
Oct 24, 2013 In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Anand Shekhar, team leader at GSF, said that water, sanitation and hygiene are essentially gendered spaces.
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Media partnership program on sanitation
Aug 18, 2008 The Water and Sanitation Program – South Asia (WSP-SA), a multi-donor partnership of the World Bank announces a Media Partnership Program for regional media professionals. The program seeks to stimulate critical reporting on issues related to water supply, sanitation, hygiene and health.
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'Swachh Bharat' to be executed in mission mode: minister
Aug 26, 2014 Even after 67 years of Independence, 60 percent people in India defecate in open.
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UN awards Indian water and sanitation body
May 15, 2009 Water and Sanitation Management Organisation, a state government entity in India, has been honoured with the UN Public Service Award for encouraging community involvement in managing local water sources and environmental sanitation. Over 4,000 villages have been fully equipped with sustainable water supply systems till date.
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Inculcating 'dignity of sanitation' in South Asia
May 21, 2009 At a workshop currently on in the Bhutanese capital, school children are learning the importance of sanitation and hygiene. In South Asia, about 900 million people still do not have access to toilets.
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Indian Americans raise money for toilets in rural India
Jan 23, 2015 The modern toilets will be based on the design prepared by the ministry of rural development.
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The dirty truth behind community-led sanitation in India
Jun 14, 2011 The community-led scheme for sanitation often uses extremes of coercion to encourage toilet use. Researcher Liz Chatterjee finds that the name and shame tactics might meet the statistical targets but fails to educate the locals on its health gains.
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Access to sanitation is the most-off track of MDGs: expert
Nov 20, 2012 The international community’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to sharply reduce world poverty by 2015 are set to fail the poor in terms of sanitation, the expert said.
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Toilets for all campaign launched in India
Sep 03, 2014 Lack of toilets not only puts women and girls at risk of assaults, but open defecation also leads to spread of infections and diseases. Indian NGO Sulabh International has stepped in to rectify the situation.
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Arun Jaitely to inaugurate 5th Community Radio Sammelan
Mar 14, 2015 The fifth edition of the National Community Radio Sammelan will focus on good governance among other community issues.
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Sri Lanka faces one of the biggest Dengue outbreaks
Jul 05, 2012 The Sri Lankan government is grappling with a mass outbreak of dengue, one of the highest in the last few years. Since the last 6 months of 2012; 12,336 suspected dengue cases and 75 deaths have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.
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Woman leads sanitation programme in Indian slums
Aug 26, 2011 A woman health officer has motivated the sweeper community of Kalyani township near Kolkata to shun open defecation and start using toilets. These sweepers now use theatre to spread awareness and motivate fellow-sweepers to maintain good hygiene and sanitation.
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Women, water and sanitation
Oct 17, 2011 Mula Devi is on her mission to raise mass awareness about water and sanitation among women in Bundelkhand region of central India, making toilets an absolute necessity from a needless luxury.
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Promoting environmentally safe sanitation
Sep 17, 2009 ADB’s publication India’s Sanitation for All: How to Make It Happen assesses the progress in achieving safe sanitation for all under the total sanitation campaign. The document provides insights into the current sanitation services and offers recommendations to key stakeholders in promoting environmentally safe sanitation in the country.
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India: Removing stigma and inculcating toilet culture
Nov 19, 2009 World Toilet Organisation head, on his India visit to celebrate the World Toilet Day, says there is need to raise global awareness on sustainable sanitation. He points out privatisation can help toilets in India to catch up with growing standards of living.
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'For the garland sellers life still hasn't blossomed'
Feb 03, 2010 Stories of daily struggles of flower sellers are quickly nipped in the bud in the rush that descends on the market, writes Rinky Sharma. Accounts of some of the women flower sellers in India’s national capital highlight their hardship, poor sanitation and a gender-unfriendly market.
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Govt to pump extra money for toilets in rural India: Minister
Aug 27, 2014 The minister also added that construction of toilets in rural areas will be delinked from MGNREGA.
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e-Toilets: New face of sanitation in India
Mar 31, 2011 Eram Scientific Solutions, a Kerala based firm, developed the country’s first e-toilets through amalgamation of electronics, web and mobile technologies to revolutionise sanitation in India.
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Global Handwashing campaign kickstarts
Oct 15, 2008 Millions of children in South Asia will wash their hands today, the first ever Global Hand Washing Day. With this simple act, the UNICEF campaign hopes to promote and spread awareness on safe sanitation practices among children through songs, mobile messages and television shows.
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Spend more on education, Indian students tell government
Nov 17, 2008 The United Nations Millennium Campaign's global Stand Up and Take Action programme this year enthused many in India to come together and demand action on MDGs. Several students in the northern and southern states signed petitions and memorandums, calling upon the government for reforms in education.
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Total sanitation in rural India still a far cry
Nov 17, 2008 Financial incentives and awareness programmes to promote safe sanitation have not really changed old habits in India. A study done by a Delhi based NGO reveals that practice of open defecation continues due to lack of maintenance of toilets and poor social mobilisation.
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