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  • November 19 is World Toilet Day. Enormous progress has been made in the global effort to provide safe and affordable toilets for the world’s poorest citizens since World Toilet Day was first declared in 2001. Significant strides have been made in “reinventing” toilet designs for low-income, wa...
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  • Raghunath Lakhpat is a terrified man. He can only watch warily as the land on either side of his modest home is being dug up by huge earthmovers. “We are stuck in the middle. Sooner or later, we will have to leave. But where will we go? What will we eat?” he asks helplessly. Raghunath, his wife...
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  • In the last 26 years, polluted river stretches rise from 22 to over 300A recent report has revealed that polluted river stretches in the country have risen 14 times in the last 26 years from 22 in 1989 to 302 now. Per environmetalists, this is because the Central Pollution Control Board ha...
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  • The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN In the year 1990, more than 76% people living in urban areas all over the world had access to improved sanitation as opposed to only 28% in rural areas but in 2012, 80% urban dwellers and 47% rural ones had access to better sanitation. Even...
    ravleenposted 4 years 4 months agoread more
  • NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatizationThe Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shut...
    ravleenposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Mumbai slums to get potable water Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the scheme to supply water to around 10 lakh residents of unauthorised slums.Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservationPoongudi village in Tiruchi district renovated its tank three years ago which ...
    ravleenposted 4 years 8 months agoread more
  • First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards AndhraAnother severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.Attappadi hills cut down to build resortsOver 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Keral...
    swatiposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • Riverside apartments are in great demand these days. This has led to a surge in the number of apartments built along rivers that flow through urban areas. These same 'premium' apartments are encroaching on the river's channel and are therefore most vulnerable to the floods that they help create by c...
    chicuposted 4 years 11 months agoread more
  • NGT slams MoEF on idol immersionsNational Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.Power produce...
    swatiposted 4 years 11 months agoread more
  • Hello,The field bunds of small farmers breach during the rains taking away topsoil and crops too. Please suggest simple ways of constructing proper spillways/small check dams so that water and soil is conserved
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  • The venerable Imperial Gazetteer says, 'Viewed from a distance Lucknow presents a picture of unusual magnificence and architectural splendour, which fades on nearer view ...' (Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 196). Nearly all the Lucknowis I met assured me that the Gomti was the same way. "The...
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  • Hi, We are planning to harvest rainwater in our house. We have a 130 ft deep borewell in our house which is dry and is not currently being used. We do not plan to use it in future too.I am planning to direct the rooftop water into this borewell. I would like to know if it is necessary...
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  • FANSA, U.P. has conducted two studies to understand the status of Water and Sanitation in Slums of Lucknow.1. Sanitation & Hygiene Condition in Schools of Uttar Pradesh.2. A citizen report card on WASH in 25 slums of Lucknow.Four themes were identified in preparing the citizen report card: Avail...
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  • Contaminated water bodies transform edible water chestnut plants into toxic carriers
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  • Erstwhile government acquired 1000 acres in five villages for township development by Jaypee group
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  • Query received via e-mail from Ajaz HussainSir,Please send me the data of the rain fall in Lucknow for the last hundred years and  also find the mean, mode, and median of the rainfall of the last hundred yearsThank you
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  • Content courtesy: DevNet JobsWaterAid is an international nongovernmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer.Description: The Job holder will be respo...
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  • Content courtesy: DevNetJobsIndiaWaterAid India (WAI) is an international nongovernmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer.Description:WAI invites a...
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  • Content courtesy: DevNetJobsIndiaJanhit Foundation is voluntary NGO working for sustainable livelihood improvement of Women folk through the medium of SHGs and microfinance facilitation.Job description:Applications are invited for the post of Livelihood Executive in Saharanpur project area of JF. Ro...
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  • DAS India is an ISO 14001:2004 and NABET (under quality council of India QCI) certified consulting organization. For SDEM (Sustainable Development Environment Management) group, DAS India is interested in hiring 4 environment specialists fulfilling following criteria:Job responsibilities:Develop com...
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On this World Toilet Day, let's turn the spotlight behind the scenes of the sanitation chain, on those who clean out latrines where there are no sewers to carry away the waste.

November 19 is World Toilet Day. Enormous progress has been made in the global effort to provide safe and affordable toilets for the world’s poorest citizens since World Toilet Day was first declared in 2001.

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The UP government is on a mission to replicate Osaka's riverfront in Lucknow. This spells doom for the families dependent on the Gomti for sustenance.

Raghunath Lakhpat is a terrified man. He can only watch warily as the land on either side of his modest home is being dug up by huge earthmovers. “We are stuck in the middle. Sooner or later, we will have to leave. But where will we go? What will we eat?” he asks helplessly.

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In the last 26 years, polluted river stretches rise from 22 to over 300

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The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN

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NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatization

The Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shutdowns

Mumbai slums to get potable water 

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the scheme to supply water to around 10 lakh residents of unauthorised slums.

Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservation

First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards Andhra

Another severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.

Attappadi hills cut down to build resorts

There is no balance between the resources we demand and their available supply. Can we do something to halt and reverse this suicidal trend?

Riverside apartments are in great demand these days. This has led to a surge in the number of apartments built along rivers that flow through urban areas. These same 'premium' apartments are encroaching on the river's channel and are therefore most vulnerable to the floods that they help create by constricting the river. This harm extends beyond the apartments in question.

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NGT slams MoEF on idol immersions

National Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.

Power producers ask for an unbiased assessment

Hello,

The field bunds of small farmers breach during the rains taking away topsoil and crops too. 

Please suggest simple ways of constructing proper spillways/small check dams so that water and soil is conserved

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