sanitation and hygiene

Gogoi seeks media help to restore peace


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday sought the media's help to restore peace in the state.The chief minister met editors of Assam newspapers and appealed to ... Read more...

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Sulabh disburses monthly aid to Vrindavan widows


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Sulabh International, the NGO promoting low-cost sanitation and hygiene, Wednesday said it would provide a monthly aid of Rs.1,000 to widows living in penury in Vrindavan ... Read more...

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Open defecation will end in 10 years, says Ramesh


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) One of India's biggest curses - the practice of open defecation - would be totally abolished in 10 years, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam


April 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Hike justified only if amenities are provided: Commuters


March 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) While the fare hikes in the railway budget for 2012-13 didn't cause much of a stir among the public, the man on the street remained ... Read more...

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US firms back ‘Support My School’ campaign in India


December 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Several American companies and organizations have expressed interest in a unique initiative to help children in rural and semi-urban India get access to better educational ... Read more...

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About 98,000 Pakistanis die of unsafe water, poor sanitation annually


November 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) An estimated 97,900 people in Pakistan die every year due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation, a report released by an international organisation has ... Read more...

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17 million kids dewormed in Bihar


November 11th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In one of the largest deworming programmes in India, an international NGO in collaboration with Bihar's health department has reached out to 17 million school ... Read more...

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Woodland ties with Unicef to provide safe drinking water


September 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Apparel brand Woodland has partnered with Unicef to provide safe drinking water to families in Chandrapur district in eastern Maharashtra."As part of the alliance, Woodland ... Read more...

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Ghana to hold forum on water issues


August 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 5 (IANS) Ghana will hold a forum in the capital to seek ways to deal with issues regarding water sanitation and hygiene, officials said.The water forum would be ... Read more...

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Spanish footballer meets Delhi slum dwellers


June 30th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Popular Spanish footballer Fernando Llorente interacted with several families living in the slums of Okhla here, a NGO said Thursday.Llorente is the ambassador of Save ... Read more...

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Nirmal Gram: Bringing a cleanliness revolution to India’s villages


June 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 6 (IANS) It is not uncommon in rural India to find garbage strewn around or people relieving themselves in the open due to the absence of toilets. But ... Read more...

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Lack of sanitation costs South Asia 5 percent GDP loss: Unicef


April 4th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) South Asian nations lose five percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually because of lack of sanitation facilities and unhygienic behaviour, the Unicef said ... Read more...

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Unicef teams up with West Bengal for total sanitation campaign


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) With a view to improve sanitation and hygiene and safe water in West Bengal, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has joined hands with the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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‘Rural women help Himachal fight open defecation’


October 24th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) Rural women in Himachal Pradesh have emerged as the driving force behind wiping out the menace of open defecation, a global expert said here Sunday."The women have proved ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani children at risk of fatal diseases


August 17th, 2010 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan's flood-ravaged areas are at risk of contracting fatal diseases such as cholera and dysentery, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has ... Read more...

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Germany increases aid to Pakistan to $13 mn


August 12th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 12 (IANS) Germany has said it will increase its humanitarian aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan to a total of $13 million for the distribution of food and other items. The statement ... Read more...

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India’s ‘Sulabh Sauchalaya’ going global


May 23rd, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) The low-cost Indian toilet system, popularly known as Sulabh Sauchalaya, will now be taken to 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the ... Read more...

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US engineers’ body lauds low-cost Indian toilet technology


May 18th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) A top American engineers' body has recognized the low-cost toilet technology developed by Indian NGO Sulabh International to improve community health, hygiene and environment in the ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games adding slums to Delhi, warns WHO


April 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Construction work due to the Commonwealth Games was adding slum clusters to the existing ones and due to this the overall health condition in the city would ... Read more...

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880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (DPA) A total of 880 million people around the globe do not have access to clean water, while 2.7 billion lack proper sanitation facilities, the Red Cross said ... Read more...

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One-ninth of Nepal faces starvation, UN warns


March 10th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) One-ninth of Nepal's nearly 27 million population face starvation, the UN warned Wednesday. Nearly half of Nepal's 75 districts, mainly in the west and mountain regions, are ... Read more...

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UN makes largest humanitarian appeal in history


February 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations and its aid partners on Thursday issued a call for nearly $1.5 billion to assist 3 million Haitians, the largest-ever humanitarian appeal.Some 1.2 million ... Read more...

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UN seeks $1.5 bn in revised quake relief for Haiti


February 19th, 2010 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 19 (DPA) The UN Thursday nearly tripled its original appeal for humanitarian assistance in Haiti, calling for a total of $1.5 billion to help 3 million Haitians affected by ... Read more...

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Displaced Somalis need urgent help, says UN


July 18th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 18 (IANS) The UN urgently needs $11 million to support its humanitarian programmes for thousands of displaced people living at the relief camps on the outskirts of the Somali capital, ... Read more...

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Relief efforts not sufficient for Aila victims: Oxfam


June 2nd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Oxfam, a leading humanitarian relief and development agency, has pointed out in an assessment report that the ongoing relief operations are not sufficient to meet the needs ... Read more...

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IIM-Lucknow to push sanitation management in villages


December 29th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) It's not for the corporate sector this time. Students of the premier Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) will now apply their managerial skills to teach villagers sanitation ... Read more...

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Third South Asian conference on sanitation to open in Delhi


November 17th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Rural Development will organise a third South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN-III) here from tomorrow. The four day long conference will be inaugurated by ... Read more...

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East Midnapore in West Bengal has 347 Prime Ministers!


October 1st, 2008 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha Menon East Midnapore (West Bengal), Oct.1 (ANI): Believe it or not, there are 347 elected Prime Ministers in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. The Prime Ministers hold Cabinet meetings at local ... Read more...

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UN calls for aid for Georgian conflict victims


August 19th, 2008 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (Xinhua) The United Nations has called on international donors to provide $58.6 million in aid to help victims affected by the recent conflict in Georgia.The funding will be ... Read more...

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Top experts from 140 countries join to solve growing water challenges


August 15th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Over 2,500 top experts from 140 countries will gather from August 17-23 at the 2008 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, to find solutions for the growing ... Read more...

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WHO report says sanitation crucial for tackling water-borne disease


July 3rd, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A WHO (World Health Organization) report has determined that effective and affordable interventions that provide the global population with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation ... Read more...

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WHO releases new report on water, sanitation and hygiene


June 26th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, June 26 (ANI): Safer Water for Better Health is the first-ever report providing country-by-country estimates of the burden of disease due to poor water, sanitation and hygiene. The report highlights ... Read more...

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