Women and young girls fetching water from distant sources, walking miles, carrying loads on the head, some pots precariously placed at their waist is a familiar scene, especially in low and medium-income countries where water scarcity is high.
Women Water Champions is an initiative by National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Government of India, UNDP India and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to underscore the critical role
A recent study on the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers in India indicates that almost 75% of the surveyed workers did not have any source of income after the lockdown and almost 45% reported difficulty due to food shortages.
One silver lining to a brutal 2020 was that it brought long overdue recognition to India’s frontline workers. Throughout the pandemic, we witnessed ASHA workers reaching out to make families aware of safety measures and village-based professionals conducting surveys to identify the needs of the most vulnerable.
The problem of drinking water in India is becoming more acute by the day, as one can see people queuing up at wells, water tankers, and common water points during summers in mos
Samerth has been working since 2000 on providing safe water to the marginalised communities in the remote areas of Rapar and Bhachau blocks of Kutch district in Gujarat.
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Water, belongs to everyone, managed by no one
While watching a film on WOTR’s Water Stewardship efforts, “Paani Kaarbhari – Water Stewards”, that won the Ministry of Jal Shakti's ‘Water Heroes: Share Your Stories’ contest1, we came across the wise words of a village woman who says “Water does not belong to one person, it belongs to everyone”.
With increased urbanisation, India is experiencing acute air pollution in its urban centres.