North West Delhi District

Operating community toilet complexes
Project Raahat has developed a guide to replicate the best practices to standardise the operations of a community toilet complex. Posted on 29 Jan, 2019 03:42 PM

Launched in 2015, Project Raahat, an initiative by students of a management institute, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), Delhi University has been working on eradicating open defecation and providing safe sanitation in urban slums of India.

Project Raahat is a fully sustainable project under the umbrella of Enactus SSCBS in collaboration with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board. (Image: Project Raahat, Enactus SSCBS)
Act to clean up the system
In our quest to feature unsung heroes who go about their good work silently, we met Pushpa RTI, an enthusiastic right to information activist, who fights for transparency in governance. Posted on 27 Feb, 2017 01:53 PM

With the Right to Information (RTI) Act coming into force in the year 2005, the country saw many RTI activists making the most of it to demand the rights and entitlements of the people from the government. Pushpa, warmly known as Pushpa RTI, is one of them.

Women at Jan Jagriti Sanvad organised by Lok Shakti Manch. (Source: Lok Shakti Manch)
Delhi’s Bhalaswa landfill contaminates groundwater
The landfill, which was supposed to be shut down in 2010 once the trash reached a height of 22m still remains functional at a height of 41m, polluting groundwater and areas around it. Posted on 17 Aug, 2015 09:51 PM

With more than 8360 tons of trash created daily in Delhi, the city has three trash pile sites at Bhalaswa, Ghazipur and Okhla. In these sites technically known as landfills, garbage is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying lands.

Pushpa has been leading the struggle of Bhalaswa residents to clean water
Increased subsidy for toilet construction
Policy matters this week Posted on 01 Sep, 2014 03:33 PM

Higher monetary incentives for toilet construction and delinking sanitation mission from MGNREGS

Toilet under construction in Karnataka