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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

Redevelopment plans for Dharavi are focused on high rises. COVID-19 crisis underlines critics' concerns about blinkered approach
Lifestyle

Redevelopment plans for Dharavi are focused on high rises. COVID-19 crisis underlines critics' concerns about blinkered approach

In the post-COVID world, how much would design and structural modifications in places like Dharavi, contribute to bringing about substantial change in the living conditions of people living in overcrowded slums? Journalist and researcher Dipti Nagpaul explores.

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 a grim reminder for govts to improve sanitation, housing in cities to prevent pandemics; science won't be enough
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 a grim reminder for govts to improve sanitation, housing in cities to prevent pandemics; science won't be enough

The ability to quickly overpower disease outbreaks through the use of science, innovation and technology had led governments to neglect their role in effective prevention of such epidemics.

Sanitation workers are at risk from Coronavirus medical waste that are not discarded  properly
India

Sanitation workers are at risk from Coronavirus medical waste that are not discarded properly

Sanitation workers should not be engaged directly in handling solid waste generated by households without protective gear.

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention
India

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention

In rural India, 36.52 percent population was getting a safe piped water supply in 2017 and it has increased to 40.50 percent in December 2019.

Book excerpt: Ankur Bisen traces India’s continuing sanitation challenge, linking to its historical and cultural roots in his maiden effort
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Book excerpt: Ankur Bisen traces India’s continuing sanitation challenge, linking to its historical and cultural roots in his maiden effort

The book introduces the challenge of sanitation to the young India with an honest confession that the previous generation has goofed it up and that they have an opportunity to start on a clean slate

Ahead of Delhi polls, AAP government and BJP-run MCD provide contrasting case studies in governance
Politics

Ahead of Delhi polls, AAP government and BJP-run MCD provide contrasting case studies in governance

Delhi has two models of governance: One espoused by the Aam Aadmi Party and the other by the Bharatiya Janata Party. AAP was elected to the Delhi government based on its promises to work on education, healthcare, water, power etc and the BJP has been tasked by the people of Delhi to run the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Delhi Police and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)

India declared open defecation free, but in Mumbai's Mahim, slum residents face a different reality
India

India declared open defecation free, but in Mumbai's Mahim, slum residents face a different reality

For the slum-dwellers of Mahim East, the Modi government's claim of the country becoming open defecation free is "a lie".

'Those who targeted me now talk about climate change,' says Jairam Ramesh in veiled attack on Narendra Modi
India

'Those who targeted me now talk about climate change,' says Jairam Ramesh in veiled attack on Narendra Modi

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday that those who once criticised him for raising alarm over climate change are now championing the same cause

Narendra Modi promises clean water for all rural homes by 2024, stresses on need for conservation efforts
India

Narendra Modi promises clean water for all rural homes by 2024, stresses on need for conservation efforts

Narendra Modi said on Saturday that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water

By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman practice of manual scavenging
India

By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman practice of manual scavenging

If we consider manual scavenging as an inhuman occupation, then it's important to ask why Gandhi supported the system instead of adopting water closet

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Chennai sanitation workers bear brunt of improperly disposed pads
India

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Chennai sanitation workers bear brunt of improperly disposed pads

While menstruation itself continues to be a taboo subject, unhygienic use and disposal of sanitary pads — especially in metropolitan cities like Chennai — is slowly exacting a toll on not only the environment but also human lives.

Swachh Bharat Mission forced Ladakh to face hard truths about waste management, find traditional solutions
India

Swachh Bharat Mission forced Ladakh to face hard truths about waste management, find traditional solutions

Mismanagement rather than declining water resources is the main reason for the water crisis in Ladakh's Leh town. There is also the problem of waste disposal.

By washing feet of sanitation workers, Narendra Modi delivers message of inclusivity as well as blow to Opposition's politics
Politics

By washing feet of sanitation workers, Narendra Modi delivers message of inclusivity as well as blow to Opposition's politics

At Kumbh Mela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was washing the feet of the poor and the oppressed as well as mocking the elitism that marks the corridors of power in India

Over nine crore toilets built, 5.5 lakh villages declared open defecation free since 2014, govt tells Lok Sabha
India

Over nine crore toilets built, 5.5 lakh villages declared open defecation free since 2014, govt tells Lok Sabha

More than nine crore toilets have been constructed across the country, while over 5 lakh villages have been declared ODF till 5 February this year under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), govt tells Lok Sabha

Versova Beach clean-up: Activist Afroz Shah decides to 'move on' from campaign, shares video of dramatic improvement
India

Versova Beach clean-up: Activist Afroz Shah decides to 'move on' from campaign, shares video of dramatic improvement

Afroz Shah, in a Twitter post on Sunday, showed the dramatic improvement in the condition of Mumbai's Versova beach after spearheading a clean-up drive for three years.

EDMC sanitation workers call off strike after civic body agrees to demands of timely payment of salaries, clearance of dues
India

EDMC sanitation workers call off strike after civic body agrees to demands of timely payment of salaries, clearance of dues

After nearly a month-long stir, sanitation workers of the cash-strapped EDMC on Tuesday ended their strike after the civic authority agreed to accept their demands.

Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reforms
India

Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reforms

Despite a law stressing not only eradication of manual scavenging but also rehabilitation of families dependent on the job, septic tanks have turned into death beds for many young men in India.

'Public participation has improved rural sanitation,' says Narendra Modi on Swachh Bharat Mission
India

'Public participation has improved rural sanitation,' says Narendra Modi on Swachh Bharat Mission

Narendra Modi addressed the concluding session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention where Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) were in attendance.

India’s under-5 mortality rate drops 30% since 2012, matches global average; Bangladesh and Nepal do better
India

India’s under-5 mortality rate drops 30% since 2012, matches global average; Bangladesh and Nepal do better

Within India, large disparities between states on health indicators such as infant mortality show high levels of inequality in access to healthcare and sanitation levels.