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Eco-friendly gardening in Sri Lanka
Jan 27, 2009 Four years after the devastating tsunami, communities in southern Sri Lanka’s resettlement villages have learnt to create sustainable sanitation systems. Helped by the Red Cross Society, they are using composting and gardening techniques to help purify wastewater in their households.
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Harbingers of change
Mar 02, 2009 The villagers of Karnwadi in Maharashtra in western India were living in penury until a group of IT professionals ushered in change. Their efforts at promoting sanitation and environment conservation earned the village the Nirmal Gram Puraskar in 2008 for being one of the cleanest in the state.
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No toilet, no bride
May 13, 2009 A blog comment on an international news website highlights the need for indoor toilets in hinterlands of north India. There have been instances when prospective brides have refused to marry until their in-laws have arranged for proper sanitation facilities at home.
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Eco-friendly toilets in rural India
May 18, 2009 A village in South India has set an example for small towns by building ‘Ecosan’ toilets that use ash in flushing to turn faeces into manure. These toilets have helped in maintaining ecological sanitation and prevented a nearby river from polluting.
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Delhi's resettlement colony demands better governance
Sep 01, 2009 A public hearing organised by Jagori at a resettlement colony in India’s national capital last week revealed the failure of local agencies in ensuring clean and safe environment. The meeting concluded with the decision to send a delegation of youths and women to meet authorities for claiming their rights.
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India's model village
Oct 06, 2009 A small village in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya has become the envy of its neighbours and visitors are thronging it to find the reasons. Experts say Mawlynnong's effective local governance system and the matrilineal society have played a huge role in its development.
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Tribals in India adopt terrific toilet training
Nov 20, 2009 Tribals in central India have adopted hygienic practices. For the first time ever, villagers own a house with its very own toilet, which is no mean achievement for the country, where 60% homes do not have toilet facilities.
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Contaminated drinking water plagues Indian village
Dec 09, 2009 In an unnerving finding, fluoride content in water is resulting in severe deformities and skeletal disorders among villagers in an east Indian state. Even with an increased number of the physically challenged, the villagers continue with the same due to absence of any alternate water source and ineffective administration.
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Promoting sanitation during floods
Jan 18, 2010 For many women in India’s north east, floods bring additional worries as it makes defecation problematic. Even after the introduction of the low-cost toilets, villagers feel the practice of open defection will continue unless government formulates effective sanitation programmes.
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Learning to adopt good sanitation practices
Apr 29, 2010 The support of District Water and Sanitation Mission (DWSM) and UNICEF has led to the introduction of toilets in a majority of schools in villages across Orissa with an aim to sensitise children on adopting hygienic practices. The students further convince their families and communities of the benefits of toilets.
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Care with compassion and commitment
Aug 25, 2010 The Ananda Hospital at Sirsia village of Kushinagar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, has successfully raised awareness on public health and hygiene among the people. Supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the charitable hospital provides efficient primary health care services to the rural poor.
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India: Rural women work to counter open defecation
Nov 09, 2010 Rural women in Himachal Pradesh have come together to counter open defecation in the state. Slowly bringing about a change in the general mindset, they have achieved 92 per cent success rate. The state now aims to be totally devoid of open defecation by the year end.
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Kushal Kishori Pariyojna: Awakening the spirit within
Dec 29, 2010 A JICA sponsored initiative is enabling women to take the control of their lives and in the process is ushering an era of gender equality in a traditionally conservative community.
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Post-floods, Pakistan springs to life through community efforts
Jan 31, 2011 Joop Koopman of Concern Worldwide narrates the stories of struggle and hope in his mission to aid flood affected locals of Pakistan through community-partnership programmes. The water, sanitation and hygiene programme have helped the locals in more ways than one.
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India: No brides for men without toilets at home
Feb 28, 2011 The "No Toilet, No Bride" campaign is involving young Indian women to bring the much-needed social change and improve sanitation facilities, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. Women across the country are putting forth the condition of installing a toilet before they say yes to a man for marriage.
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Healthy, hygienic schools for Afghan kids
May 30, 2011 Access to safe drinking water and good sanitation is a major challenge in remote Afghanistan. UNICEF and the Government of Finland have set up water pumps and hygienic toilets in schools to ensure health of the children.
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India: Women reclaim neighbourhood
Jun 22, 2011 Women in a resettlement colony near the Indian capital have learned to manage their water, sanitation and waste. Trained by NGO Jagori, they are now seeking to make their community a safer and secure space.
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Towards achieving total sanitation
Nov 17, 2008 The Third South Asian Conference on Sanitation currently on in the Indian capital provides an opportunity to achieve an important Millennium Development Goal, says Alex George of Save the Children. In the subcontinent, millions face serious health risks due to unsafe water and lack of sanitation facilities.
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'Sanitation is becoming a social movement'
Feb 18, 2009 Despite its critical role in building a healthy nation, there has not been enough investment in improving sanitation standards across the world, feels Therese Dooley, UNICEF sanitation advisor. In an interview to IPS, she makes a strong case for galvanising efforts at all levels to create awareness on hygiene.
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Cleaning water without chemicals
Mar 16, 2009 Considering that chemical sanitation methods pose serious environmental implications, Dr Uday Bhawalkar from a western Indian city has developed an eco-friendly product called Biosanitizer that cleans polluted water without any harmful side effects. He discusses the unique features of his product in an interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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Greening the toilets
Jun 05, 2009 Untreated sewage contaminates water, affecting both environment and human life, says Rohini Nilekani, Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam. She argues for a new paradigm of ecological sanitation which is both financially sound and environmentally sustainable.
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Sanitation no longer a dirty word in India
Jul 22, 2009 Sulabh Sanitation Movement has brought the idea of safe and sanitary facilities along with a change in people's attitude towards scavengers, notes Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, 2009 Stockholm Water Prize laureate. Sustainable and affordable technologies can help India reach its MDG on sanitation, he adds.
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Sulabh International Social Service Organization
Apr 10, 2013 Sulabh International, an NGO founded in 1970, addresses sanitation problems faced by low-caste and low-income groups in India.
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The humble yet vital toilet
Nov 18, 2007 Today is World Toilet Day, WaterAid has marked the date with the launch of a report: The State of the World's Toilets. While most people avoid the subject, WaterAid is embracing the opportunity to get the world talking about toilets – the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Human waste creating a stink in Sri Lanka
Sep 20, 2007 Personal hygiene may be taken seriously by the people; yet toilet waste is finding its way into water bodies. Public indifference and a lack of action are creating a serious health hazard in the city of Colombo and rural areas.
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"We can't have a one-size-fits-all toilet"
Aug 12, 2011 Indira Khurana of Water Aid India wants donors to fund and not shun unglamorous sanitation projects. Here she speaks to OneWorld about the impacts and challenges of India's sanitation drive and her expectations from the new ministry of water and sanitation.
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November 19 designated as World Toilet Day
Jul 25, 2013 The United Nations General Assembly has designated 19 November as World Toilet Day.
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Drive to provide 6,500 toilets for school girls in rural India
Sep 01, 2014 Taking cue from the Indian Premier’s I-Day speech, an educational body is all set to construct toilets for girls in rural schools.
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