Banabai Kamble's service to her village: How a Kolhapur woman fights corrupt officials, alcoholism with steely determination
Banabai's work covers a large spectrum of issues, from sanitation to tackling alcoholism, to battling casteism and helping people with their documentation work.
India's WASH policies unduly burden women; need to build sensitive ecosystem, communication for social change
Involving women in designing, planning, and implementing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes helps decrease school dropout rates, improve literacy rates and health outcomes
Not only overuse of antibiotics but poor hygiene and sanitation can also result in anti-microbial resistance
Researchers found that there is a critical need to improve sanitation and hygiene in both urban and rural areas, to slow down the spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria
Four in ten schools around the world lack basic soap and water hand washing facilities during COVID-19, UN says
818 million children were affected with the virus and 355 million went to schools which had facilities with water but no soap.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.