Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation

From A Luxury To Suffocating, Here Are Some Unusual Myths Regarding Toilets Debunked

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Despite the construction of over 9 crore toilets, a lot of people still prefer defecating in the open due to the ancient myths surrounding construction as well as usage of toilets ...
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IIT-Delhi’s Research Wing Partners With UK Based University To Tackle Water Security Issues

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The project between IIT Delhi and UK Research and Innovation is aimed at bringing together leading global experts from the academia, industry and government to understand and address the challenges to water security ...
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National Green Tribunal Directs Delhi Jal Board To Prepare Action Plan For Utilisation Of Treated Waste Water

National Green Tribunal Directs Delhi Jal Board To Prepare Action Plan For Utilisation Of Treated Waste Water
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National Green Tribunal said that the action plan for utilisation of treated waste water from the sewage treatment plants (STP) in Delhi should be made within a month and efforts should be made to ensure that the treated water is used as a resource and not wasted ...
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Groundwater Is A Finite Source, Will End One Day If We Fail To Reduce Its Exploitation: WaterAid India

21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater,’ underlines a report by NITI Aayog
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From decentralised water governance to strong ground water regulation coupled with municipal water supply and irrigation efficiency reforms, there are several ways in which India can avoid groundwater depletion points out an expert from WaterAid ...
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Opinion: Why Are Himalayan And North Eastern States Staring Down The Barrel Of A Water Crisis?

Sikkim is the only Himalayan state that treats more than 80 per cent of its urban waste water
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From restoring water tables to mobilise community participation in water management, Nirma Bora is the Policy Research and Advocacy Officer at WaterAid believes talks about the how water scarcity in towns of Shimla and Mussoorie could have been averted or delayed ...
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Sanitation Coverage In India Almost Doubled, Swachh Bharat Mission Playing A Key Role In Creating A Healthy India: PM Modi

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The emphasis on Swachhata will go a long way in ensuring good health for 125 crore Indians, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
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Looking Beyond Toilets: This Mumbai-Based Architecture Firm Addresses The Need For Sustainable Public Toilet Complexes

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To change the perception of people, about public toilets, a Mumbai-based architectural firm has re-imagined 10 kinds of public toilets for bus stops, parks, railway stations, anganwadis, and highways ...
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In Punjab’s Ecological Disaster, Sugar Mill Responsible For Beas River Pollution, Fined Rs 5 Crore: 10 Points

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Leakage of molasses in the Beas River severely affected the river’s ecosystem, which according to Punjab Chief Wildlife Warden will take years to recover ...
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Students From A Delhi School Are Strengthening Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Concepts. Here’s All That They Are Doing

Children As Agents Of Change: ‘I Learnt About Washing Hands, I Will Tell My Younger Brother And My Parents'
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The school worked on the concept that if children at early age are taught the basic rules of good health and hygiene, they can become agents of change ...
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Karnataka Elections 2018: The Battle For Bengaluru Heats Up With Promises Of Cleaner Public Toilets, Better Waste Management And A Solution For Water Crisis

Issues of sanitation, waste management and water have become important in Bengaluru, prior to Karnataka Elections 2018
Karnataka News
Ill-maintained toilets, uncollected waste and an impending water crisis have become major electoral points in Bengaluru ahead of Assembly Elections 2018 ...
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Supreme Court Questions Centre Over Steps Taken On Depletion Of Groundwater In Delhi

Delhi News
The Apex Court asked the Central government what measures has been taken to tackle the issues of groundwater depletion in Delhi ...
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India Welcomes United Nations’ Project Of Resolving Water Woes

Nearly 2 Billion People Worldwide Use Contaminated Water: World Health Organisation
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The Decade for Action on water will facilitate international collaboration in improving the accessibility of clean water for health, wellbeing and sustainable development, said UN Ambassador Tanmaya Lal ...
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