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Sanitation workers cannot hold the city to ransom, says Delhi HC

Feb 05, 2016

Sanitation workers cannot hold the city to ransom, says Delhi HC

Sanitation workers cannot "hold the city to ransom" by going on strike if they have been paid their salaries, Delhi High Court said on Friday . #Delhi #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #ESMA #sanitation workers #MCD Strike
Boost for Swachh Bharat: Former bureaucrat appointed secretary MoDW and Sanitation

Feb 03, 2016

Boost for Swachh Bharat: Former bureaucrat appointed secretary MoDW and Sanitation

The 56-year-old Iyer, a 1981 batch IAS officer hailing from Tamil Nadu had taken voluntary retirement in 2009. #NewsTracker #Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation #Swachh Bharat #NwsTracker #Parameswaran Iyer
MCD strike in Delhi: Services remain crippled for sixth day as sanitation workers continue protest

Feb 01, 2016

MCD strike in Delhi: Services remain crippled for sixth day as sanitation workers continue protest

Functioning of three BJP-ruled municipal corporations remained severely crippled for the sixth day on Monday due to the strike by santitation workers. #India #BJP #Delhi #NewsTracker #protest #Garbage #doctors #sanitation workers #MCD Strike
Delhi govt alleges 'corruption of crores of rupees in municipal corporations' as sanitation workers go on strike

Jan 27, 2016

Delhi govt alleges 'corruption of crores of rupees in municipal corporations' as sanitation workers go on strike

Delhi government on Wednesday charged that BJP-led municipal corporations are not able to release the salaries of sanitation workers because of corruption. #BJP #Delhi #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #Rajnath Singh #NDMC #DDA #MCD #SDMC #Kapil Mishra #EDMC #sanitation workers strike
What a stink! 70% of urban India's sewage is untreated

Jan 27, 2016

What a stink! 70% of urban India's sewage is untreated

There are four years left for the government target of ensuring all Indians use toilets, but in urban India alone, no more than 30% of sewage generated by 377 million people flows through treatment plants. #ConnectTheDots #WHO #Sanitation #Toilets #sewage #IndiaSpend #Treatment plants
Govt to measure success of Swachh Bharat Mission, rank 75 cities on performance

Jan 09, 2016

Govt to measure success of Swachh Bharat Mission, rank 75 cities on performance

In the current survey, findings as on December 2015 will be tallied with the findings as on October 2014 to measure the progress made by each of these 75 cities and rank them accordingly. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Venkaiah Naidu #Sanitation #Ministry of Urban Development #Swachh Bharat Mission #Shareworthy #Quality Council of India #Swachh Survekshan
Mizoram shows how good sanitation can help tackle problems like child malnutrition

Jan 06, 2016

Mizoram shows how good sanitation can help tackle problems like child malnutrition

The north eastern state of Mizoram has reported a 13 percentage-point decline in stunting (below normal height for the age) and five percentage points decline in underweight children. #India #NewsTracker #Health #Sanitation #Mizoram #cleanliness #Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right

Dec 18, 2015

UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right

In a bid to combat open defecation, the UN has adopted a landmark resolution recognising the human right to "sanitation" as a distinct human right. #World #Life #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Human Rights #Sanitation #Drinking water
Not enough takers for the toilet? Over half of toilets built under Swachh Bharat unused

Nov 23, 2015

Not enough takers for the toilet? Over half of toilets built under Swachh Bharat unused

More than a year after the Swachh Bharat campaign was launched across the country, statistics appear to be making it increasingly clear that the focus of the campaign needs to be more than merely constructing toilets. #NewsTracker #NSSO #Modi #Sanitation #Toilets #Clean India #Swachh Bharat #Niti Aayog
MCD mayors protest outside Kejriwal's residence on non-payment of salaries to sanitation workers

Nov 03, 2015

MCD mayors protest outside Kejriwal's residence on non-payment of salaries to sanitation workers

Delhi BJP municipal councillors and mayors on Tuesday held a protest outside CM Kejriwal's residence demanding release of funds. #New Delhi #NewsTracker #News #Delhi MCD #India #CM Kejriwal #sanitation workers strike