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Inadequate sanitation costs India 53.8 billion USD in 2006

Lack of toilets in India have an economic impact equivalent to about 6.4% of the country's GDP in 2006, reports the Water and Sanitation Programme.

Govt goes all out to end manual scavenging

UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecation

UNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.

Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issues

Policy matters this week: Environment ministry withdraws amendments to waste rules, Odisha sanctions 12 crores for water in slums and the NGT halts dam construction in Manipur.

Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rules

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MoEF finally notifies 37% of Western Ghats as no-go zone

For more information on the organisers, the CEEW, please click here.

For further details on the event, click here.

November 26, 2013 1:00PM
November 18, 2013 6:00PM

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NGT slams MoEF on idol immersions

National Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.

Power producers ask for an unbiased assessment

For more information on the organisation, Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, please click here and here.

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November 18, 2013 12:00AM

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Tajganj once bore the stamp of Mughal architecture. It is now a sewage-filled, crowded slum. Revival efforts are on to restore its water systems and the quality of life that the residents once had.

 The Tajganj boasts a heritage walk taking sightseers back in time to the excellence of the Mughal era. History-loving eyes examine this threshold to the mausoleum for its remains from the urban landscape of the Mughal lay. What meets the tourist, and rather tragically, is the stench from the natural drain (now open sewage), narrow crowded lanes with houses encroaching upon any available inch of a space and broken roads with loose hanging electrical wires threaten the lives on the walkway everyday.

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A suburb of Agra, Nehar ka Nagla, found itself without access to potable water. The solution came from within the slum and it wasn't water tankers.

Historically, Agra has had decentralized water systems that were derived from a riverine core and supplemented by numerous lakes, wells and baolis (step wells). The system was a synthesis of geography, excellent Mughal fluvial engineering and an involved citizenry. Unfortunately,  much has been lost over the years.

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