Rural areas largely lack access to improved drinking water-sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) facilities in India. Improved WaSH facilities are vital to prevent the transmission of waterborne diseases and create resilient communities.
Informal housing caters to over one-third of the population in our cities, who cannot afford formal housing. Cities are known as engines of economy and this economy consists of over 90 per cent informal sector workers. However, housing requirements for these people have never got utmost priority by governments, post-independence.
A UN report predicts that 50 percent of India’s population will be living in urban areas by 2030.
India’s first digital flood inventory (IFI) in modern geospatial format created
PM Modi launches the Jal Jeevan Mission app and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh
UP, Surat, Indore, Chandigarh become winners of India Smart Cities Awards Contest 2020
Sanitation targets for SDG 6 can only be met if the focus expands from just access to the full cycle of sanitation – access, conveyance, treatment and re-use.
There is good evidence that frontline workers have proved to be gamechanger in the delivery of services like health and integrated child development services (ICDS).