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India’s waste woes continue unabated despite five years of the biggest clean-up campaign, Swachh Bharat Abiyan. Here’s a glimpse of the next big challenge from a slum in capital’s posh South Delhi area ...
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In New Delhi, the dump site has been nicknamed 'Mt. Everest' due to its massive and increasing size, yet authorities and citizens fail to understand the importance of following rules of waste management ...
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Air pollution, in recent years, has become India’s most prominent problem and the number one health concern and even though the government did employ measures to mitigate pollution in the past, people in many parts of the country are still gasping for air ...
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ToWaSo, a start-up in Jharkhand has developed a toilet cleaning agent from citrus fruit waste, which is completely eco-friendly ...
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From movies like Padman bringing the discussion on menstrual hygiene to the mainstream to tax exemption and various campaigns, the year 2018 saw many positive steps taken across India to provide better facilities to women for their periods ...
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2018 again underlined why India’s growing garbage is a full blown crisis and not enough is being down to tackle the problem on war footing ...
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New Delhi: 2018, the year that was – From seeing the least progressive state under Swachh Bharat Mission, Bihar making its, not one, two but three districts open defecation free to world’s most successful and influential businessman and philanthropist, Bill Gates appreciating the work done under swachh bharat ...
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India generates 5.6 million tonnes of plastic waste annually and it aims to eliminate single-use plastic items by 2022. Here’s a look at steps taken by some of the states in 2018 to fight against plastic pollution ...
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Gondia district in Maharashtra was declared open defecation free (ODF) in March 2017 and yet the residents continued to defecate in the open. Here’s how the district administration is striving towards complete sanitation by reviving dysfunctional toilets ...
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As authorities contemplate to induce artificial rain in NCR to curb the air pollution, here’s everything you need to know about the phenomenon ...
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60 schools and selected slums in Visakhapatnam, Pune and Dehradun will help children adopt effective and safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices through the ‘Urban WASH – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ project ...
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International Day Of The Girl Child: More Toilets = More Skilled 'Girl Force'

International Day Of The Girl Child: More Toilets = More Skilled ‘Girl Force’

Lack of educational opportunities and barriers in completing 12 years of schooling for girls is costing countries anywhere between $15 trillion and $30 trillion dollars, says a World Bank report published in July 2018 ...
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