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Focus on sanitation and healthcare

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is coming up with an action plan for six months with a focus on sanitation and healthcare in the city. The Mayor along with corporators and officials will coordinate for overall development of sanitation ... Read More »

Water and sanitation facility for schools

10 Bengaluru city-based government schools will get better water and sanitation facilities including toilets from the next academic year. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is implementing the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities at the schools, using corporate social ... Read More »

Changing mindsets, Improving Sanitation

In rural India, women not only have limited understanding of menstruation but also face poor access to hygiene solutions and feminine hygiene products. Widespread myths and misconception around it are some of the biggest problems crippling women health among the ... Read More »

Ten new Swachh Iconic Places listed under Swachh Bharat Mission

Ten new iconic sites, namely, RaghavendraSwamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh); Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal); Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana); VidurKuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh); Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand); Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K); Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh); ImaKeithal/market (Imphal, Manipur); ... Read More »

Advanced machines distributed for temple cleaning

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in association with the Government of Assam has kicked off a clean-up drive at the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam. Advanced sweeping machines were distributed by Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister ... Read More »

Contaminated drinking water

The people of Ogoni region in Nigeria have issued an ultimatum to the government regarding the clean up of the area. The recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report state that the major oil producing region has families ... Read More »

Drinking water

A novel method is being used by Lifeline Project to provide drinking water to over 1.3 million people in Kenya. Solar powered pumps are used to draw water which is stored in tanks with secure taps. Over 70% of the ... Read More »

Contaminated water

Western Railway assured clean drinking water at Churchgate station building after spontaneous protest by its employees. Many people fell sick after drinking foul smelling and strange tasting water. When repeated complaints fell on deaf ears, they stopped work and ‘gheraoed’ ... Read More »

Clean Initiative

Haryana government has decided to get a model developed for rehabilitation of slums, prevent further growth and provide basic facilities. A research is being conducted; three towns of Faridabad, Panipat and Rohtak have been chosen for the research projects and ... Read More »

Drivers of water treatment technology in India

Recently alarming reports have been released by Government agencies about groundwater contamination due to dumping of industrial water, untreated sewage in fresh water bodies and excessive use of fertilizers. Water scarcity is a looming problem for both urban and rural areas and the situation is being seen as a crisis. Use of contaminated water is also leading to numerous health problems across the country. The scarcity of water is driving the demand for use of water treatment technologies and products. Read More »

India needs US$7.9b to build toilets

If the Indian government was to provide toilets for all the households that currently lack toilets in India, US$7.9 billion would be required. This fact was revealed in a study carried out by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Out of ... Read More »

More water in Haryana

The third waterworks recently inaugurated in Rohtak, Haryana, will provide 135lt per capita per day drinking water. This waterworks is stated to be the second such facility in the country after Sonia Vihar in New Delhi. The huge allocation of ... Read More »