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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
Swacch Bharat Abhiyan after a year:  Four ways the govt can make it really work

Oct 02, 2015

Swacch Bharat Abhiyan after a year: Four ways the govt can make it really work

The Swacch Bharat initiative needs to evolve substantially as it cannot just continue as it is. #India #InMyOpinion #Industry #Sanitation #Toilets #Garbage #landfills #Swacch Bharat
Swachch Bharat in limbo: Religious leaders come together to revive PM's pet scheme

Aug 10, 2015

Swachch Bharat in limbo: Religious leaders come together to revive PM's pet scheme

India needs toilets that do not use water, are designed with open roofs and are standardised so that they are cheaper #Sanitation #Swachch bharat
Delhi: Garbage piles up as striking sanitation workers protest ahead of Kejriwal meeting

Jun 08, 2015

Delhi: Garbage piles up as striking sanitation workers protest ahead of Kejriwal meeting

Garbage continued to pile up in parts of Delhi amid ongoing strike by municipal sanitation workers ahead of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with them at the Ramlila Maidan on Monday evening. #Delhi #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #Sanitation #Garbage #AAP #municipal sanitation workers
#TheHomelessPeriod: A campaign in UK aimed at changing the situation for poor women

Mar 31, 2015

#TheHomelessPeriod: A campaign in UK aimed at changing the situation for poor women

Having your periods when your homeless can be extremely tough, and that's why three women in the United Kingdom are trying to address the issue with their campaign — The Homeless Period. #ChangeAgent #Health #United Kingdom #Hygiene #Sanitation #The Homeless Period #Homeless women
Guess who is killing CRPF jawans in Naxal areas? Hint: It is not Maoists

Mar 17, 2015

Guess who is killing CRPF jawans in Naxal areas? Hint: It is not Maoists

The number of deaths among the CRPF jawans caused due to medical negligence is steadily growing and is more than the number of deaths cause by Naxals. #India #Maoists #Health #CriticalPoint #Chhattisgarh #CRPF #Naxals #Sanitation #Security Personnel #CRPF jawans #Diseases #mosquitoes