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The Total Sanitation Campaign is a failure: Only 31% of the country's population has sanitation facilities
The Total Sanitation Campaign is a failure: Only 31% of the country's population has sanitation facilities
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Farmers in water-scarce Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh use innovative irrigation technique that reuses waste saline bottles to water their crops
Farmers in water-scarce Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh use innovative irrigation technique that reuses waste saline bottles to water their crops
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Thanks to the idea of harnessing groundwater that has led to the development of hydro-technology
Thanks to the idea of harnessing groundwater that has led to the development of hydro-technology
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The surviving myths and misconceptions about menstruation shows the backward and outdated value system on which a society survives
The surviving myths and misconceptions about menstruation shows the backward and outdated value system on which a society survives
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Director General of Mines and Safety says lack of data on number of mines in Rajasthan, is a big handicap to detect the prevalence of silicosis, an irreversible lung disease among mine labourers
Director General of Mines and Safety says lack of data on number of mines in Rajasthan, is a big handicap to detect the prevalence of silicosis, an irreversible lung disease among mine labourers
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Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Yamuna Rakshak Dal, celebrate as Centre agrees to release additional water into Yamuna river to maintain its flow
Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Yamuna Rakshak Dal, celebrate as Centre agrees to release additional water into Yamuna river to maintain its flow
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Rural Development Minister, finalises the draft on National Right to Homestead Bill, 2013: The right has to be enforced within five years of the enactment of the law
Rural Development Minister,  finalises the draft on National Right to Homestead Bill, 2013:  The right has to be enforced within five years of the enactment of the law
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Revisiting indigenous water management systems of India: A photo essay by Parul Thapa
Revisiting indigenous water management systems of India: A photo essay by Parul Thapa
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The wonders of "Eris", the traditional water harvesting systems of Tamil Nadu- Irrigates, maintains ecological balance, act as as flood-control systems, prevents soil erosion and recharges groundwater
The wonders of "Eris", the traditional water harvesting systems of Tamil Nadu- Irrigates, maintains ecological balance, act as as flood-control systems, prevents soil erosion and recharges groundwater
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Conference report: The Anil Agarwal Dialogue on "Excreta does matter", organised by Centre for Science and Environment on 4-5 March 2013 at New Delhi
A close examination of these two issues shows that the water and sewage challenge is already grave and could get worse. With this as the backdrop, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, organised a two day conference called the Anil Agarwal Dialogue on “Excreta does matter”. The conference took place at the Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 4 and 5 March 2013. The dialogue aimed at furthering the agenda of CSE’s seventh State of India’s Environment report titled Excreta Matters. This report is a comprehensive survey of the situation of water and wastewater management in 71 Indian cities. The study found that most cities lack a basic policy direction on how best to tackle issues of demand, supply and treatment of water, and of management of sewage.  The Dialogue being the first of its kind brought together a wide range of professionals, activists, practitioners, policy makers, academicians, researchers and administrators from the water sector. The event was aimed at drawing attention on the critical issues of how cities will get affordable and sustainable water and waste systems that can supply to all and take back and treat the sewage of all.
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How have India's flagship development programmes fared ? - Budget briefs on the TSC, JNNURM and MGNREGS by the Accountability Initiative
Government of India’s development programmes are aimed to bring in much required inclusive development and pave a way towards an equitable and socially just society. With this motive the Centre had introduced several programmes in social sectors and allocated a fixed amount for achieving the set goals. An analysis on the performance of the programmes shows how far the targets have been achieved, the shortcomings and the steps that are to be taken to strengthen the programmes. 
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The Union Agriculture Minister introduces the new Agricultural Biosecurity Bill of 2013: Proposed legislation seeks to bring plant, animal and marine protection under one authority
The Union Agriculture Minister introduces the new Agricultural Biosecurity Bill of 2013: Proposed legislation seeks to bring plant, animal and marine protection under one authority
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The agitation against Posco steel project pushes Government of Odisha, to issue a directive, to hault the land acquisition works
The agitation against Posco steel project pushes Government of Odisha, to issue a directive, to hault the land acquisition works
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A visual narrative on depletion of water sources in India between 1990-2010, shows that groundwater levels have dropped at a rate of one meter per year
A visual narrative on depletion of water sources in India between 1990-2010, shows that groundwater levels have dropped at a rate of one meter per year
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A study conducted by Urban Emissions, India, on the emissions from coal plants states that the pollution has resulted in high mortality and diseases: 85000-115000 premature deaths in 2011-12
A study conducted by Urban Emissions, India, on the emissions from coal plants states that the pollution has resulted in high mortality and diseases: 85000-115000 premature deaths in  2011-12
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The rapid urbanization process coupled with, intensive agricultural and industrial activities leads to deterioration of groundwater water sources in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu
The rapid urbanization process coupled with, intensive agricultural and industrial activities leads to deterioration of groundwater water sources  in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu
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An analysis on groundwater quality in tea gardens of Lakhimpur district of Assam, shows that contamination of the source by arsenic and iron is widespread in the area
An analysis on groundwater quality in tea gardens of Lakhimpur district of Assam, shows that contamination of the source by arsenic and iron is widespread in the area
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Scientists at the Oregon State University and Harvard University in the US, caution that temperatures will rise from 2.0°F to 11.5°F by the end of this century
Scientists at the Oregon State University and Harvard University in the US, caution that temperatures will rise from 2.0°F to 11.5°F by the end of this century
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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Manuals for preparation of detailed project report for rural piped water supply schemes by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
The works have to done maintaining appropriate standards and quality of the schemes, and ensure their completion in time. The manuals are prepared keeping in mind the activities mentioned in the 12th five year plan.
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The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education releases a book on Forestry Statistics of India - 2011
The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education releases a book on Forestry Statistics of India - 2011
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