Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Delhi to take Haryana to court over increased ammonia levels in River Yamuna Following the sub-optimal functioning of water-treatment plants, the Delhi government has decided to take Haryana to court over high ammonia levels in the Yamuna. The issue has cropped up six times over the last two months...
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  • Union environment ministry to come up with policy to manage landfill sites in Delhi The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is holding consultations with stakeholders to come up with a policy to manage the landfills in and around the national capital. With over 14,00...
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  • SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG6. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007. Since then, it has...
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  • Poka-yoke* is a simple Japanese quality principle from the 60s--the use of any automatic device or method that makes it impossible for an error to occur. It is a simple idea. 'Simplicity' always wins!  Now, let's switch to STP operators and poka-yoke!  Manual scavenging is still widely p...
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  • Rs 10,000 crore set aside to boost fisheries, aquaculture and animal husbandry: Budget 2018-19 In the budget 2018-19, a dedicated fund of Rs 10,000 crore has been set aside for developing the fisheries, aquaculture and animal husbandry sectors. In addition, the Kisan Credit Card facility has b...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 1 week 6 days agoread more
  • Rural India’s tryst with toilets began with its first sanitation programme--the CRSP (Community Rural Sanitation Programme) in 1981, when the country’s rural sanitation coverage was a mere one percent. By 2014, it was 39 percent, i.e., an average of about one percent increase in sanitation cover...
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  • India among bottom performers in global Environmental Performance Index  As per the latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI), India is ranked among the bottom five performers. The reason behind slipping from the 141st position two years ago to 177th position this year is poor handli...
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  • About the Award The ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards were first hosted in April 2017 and were the first of its kind in the field of sanitation in India, especially in addressing the multi stakeholder engagement for sustainable sanitation; across the whole value chain of sustainable sanitation, in term...
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  • Sustainable water supply and sanitation is a critical area in India’s urbanisation drive. Various national initiatives are currently underway to tackle the current challenges in water scarcity, the impact of climate change and adaptation, the increasing demand in providing quality water and effect...
    arathiposted 3 weeks 5 days agoread more
  • Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a riveting new book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, w...
    priyadposted 4 weeks 1 day agoread more
  • Ambikapur has become a role model for all the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Chhattisgarh for its successful solid liquid resource management (SLRM). Thanks to Ritu Sen, former collector of Ambikapur and her team for taking the initiative to clean the city and for bringing the women's self-help groups...
    makarandpurohitposted 1 month 1 day agoread more
  • Assam prepares river atlas to tackle floods, erosion, deforestation The Assam government is preparing a river atlas with the aid of the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) that would serve as a comprehensive database of all major and minor rivers of the state. Besides serving as a databa...
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  • India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than one billion citizens. 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation. With the per capita availability of water continuing to decline, the nation hurtles towards water scarc...
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  • Saving the Ennore Creek: Chennai fisherfolk stage Jal Satyagraha Fisherfolk in Chennai are staging protest in knee deep waters against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to illegally convert 6500 acres of the Ennore wetlands into an industrial real estate. Protesters have alleged that the governm...
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  • Senior Evaluation Specialist:  Ex-post Evaluation of USAID/India’s  Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion (FIRE-D) Activity Working together with a Social Impact M&E Specialist and Senior Technical Advisor, the Senior Evaluation Specialist will be expected to contribute substa...
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  • Arunachal achieves the open defecation free status Following Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh becomes the second state in the Northeast to be declared open defecation free. The state has achieved the open defecation free target one year and 10 months ahead of the national target, which is October 2, 2019....
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  • There is a huge dearth of cleanliness in India--open defecation is rampant; garbage management in most cities is in shambles; toxic hospital and industrial wastes and sewage are allowed to drain into water sources and food products are laced with chemicals. However, we still seem to be oblivious to...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 2 months 2 days agoread more
  • Recycling is the only option to handle plastic waste at present. Now Indian scientists have found a new use for plastic waste--for decontamination of water. Dr Premanjali Rai and Dr Kunwar P. Singh from Environmental Chemistry Division, CSIR - Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow have u...
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  • More than 50 percent districts yet to be declared open defecation free According to the latest data from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, out of the 640 districts in the country, 400 are yet to be declared open defecation free (ODF). Among the smaller states, Goa has fared the wo...
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  • Social media has brought the world to our desktop where information is available at the click of a button. The issues now are not just related to a particular community, region, state, or country; they are global. We get attached to them directly or indirectly and share our opinions on them, which i...
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Union environment ministry to come up with policy to manage landfill sites in Delhi

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SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG6.

February 19, 2018 9:30AM - February 21, 2018 5:30PM
February 13, 2018 10:00AM

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10 safety guidelines to ensure STP operators are safe while on duty.

Poka-yoke* is a simple Japanese quality principle from the 60s--the use of any automatic device or method that makes it impossible for an error to occur. It is a simple idea. 'Simplicity' always wins! 

Now, let's switch to STP operators and poka-yoke! 

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Rs 10,000 crore set aside to boost fisheries, aquaculture and animal husbandry: Budget 2018-19

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Women are leading the way to a Swachh Bharat in the hinterlands of India.

Rural India’s tryst with toilets began with its first sanitation programme--the CRSP (Community Rural Sanitation Programme) in 1981, when the country’s rural sanitation coverage was a mere one percent. By 2014, it was 39 percent, i.e., an average of about one percent increase in sanitation coverage per year. The year 2014 saw the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM(G)) which aimed to create an open defecation-free (ODF) India, by providing access to toilets for all. 

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India among bottom performers in global Environmental Performance Index 

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About the Award

The ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards were first hosted in April 2017 and were the first of its kind in the field of sanitation in India, especially in addressing the multi stakeholder engagement for sustainable sanitation; across the whole value chain of sustainable sanitation, in terms of Build-Use-Maintain-Treat (BUMT).

February 15, 2018 12:00AM

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The third national summit by Nispana dives deep into sustainable water supply and sanitation in India.

Sustainable water supply and sanitation is a critical area in India’s urbanisation drive. Various national initiatives are currently underway to tackle the current challenges in water scarcity, the impact of climate change and adaptation, the increasing demand in providing quality water and effective sanitation for the billions of inhabitants.The participants at the summit.

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Alternative Futures: India Unshackled is a riveting new book that brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious. Edited by KJ Joy and Ashish Kothari, with a foreword by Shiv Vishwanathan, Alternative Futures: India Unshackled covers a wide range of issues, organized under four sections.

February 6, 2018 6:15PM
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