Toilets and Urinals
Ramsar has designated two more wetlands in India, bringing the total to 49
A UN report predicts that 50 percent of India’s population will be living in urban areas by 2030.
While it is known that women and girls experience considerable challenges than men and boys in accessing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) resources, there is minimal discussion on bathing spaces for women while the focus continues to be on toilet construction.
To fully leverage the health, well-being and environmental benefits of improved sanitation access provision of safe, economical and sustainable emptying, transportation and treatment facilities for faecal waste become imperative.
Considering the overarching dependence on onsite sanitation systems, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), GoI launched the “National Policy on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management” in February 2017.
Radharamanpada is an unauthorised slum in Angul with 300 houses. The president of the slum sanitation committee Janaki Sahu, a 28-year-old mother of four, runs a street food stall on the main road. There are seven women in the committee of eleven, working on sanitation solution for populations that remain underserved.
Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified
Water quality of Ganga river remained grim during lockdown: CPCB
The UNICEF and the Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in collaboration with the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department (PR&DW), Government of Odisha (GoO), and the District Administration, Dhenkanal are making strides towards instituting district wide approach for Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).