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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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Over 7.57 million homes in Bihar lack toilets


August 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) Millions of poor families in Bihar are still living without toilets as the state government has failed to provide the facility at their homes, an official ... Read more...

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Indian company seeks to set world record in Uganda


July 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) An Indian company in Uganda keen to promote hygiene among children is set to create a world record by spreading one lakh pieces of medicated ... 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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Is there any hope for the Yamuna? (Comment - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
The present state of the Yamuna river from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described now as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sibal attacks ‘multi-level corruption’ in BJP-led MCD


April 13th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) On the last day of campaigning for Delhi's civic polls, the Congress fielded central minister Kapil Sibal, who charged the the BJP-led Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

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Women can be prime movers of sanitation, says Patil


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stressing that women can be the prime movers of the sanitation movement across the country, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said improper sanitation facilities and ... Read more...

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Women demanding mobile phones but not toilets, says Ramesh (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed concern that the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and rued ... Read more...

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Total sanitation campaign being seen as ‘token’, says Ramesh


February 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sulabh to launch toilets with health centres in Delhi


January 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a new model of providing affordable healthcare and sanitation facilities, Sulabh International will introduce toilet complexes with attached healthcare centres in the capital, the ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch sanitation project in Uganda


January 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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On Mumbai’s roadmap: Washroom for women every two km!


November 13th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) To improve the sanitary standards in Mumbai, its civic body is planning free-for-use washrooms for women every two km of the city. And if a group ... Read more...

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Sanitation disastrous in India: Ramesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Accepting that development of sanitation facilities in the country has been a "disaster", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday suggested enhanced government funding to deal ... Read more...

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Panel stresses on infection control in hospitals


October 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Hospital acquired infections (HAI), including those caused by the multi-drug resistant superbug, can be countered by better hygiene and safety management, the country's apex panel ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Pakistanis need flood aid


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Over 2.5 million people affected by floods in Pakistan are in desperate need of food, drinking water and sanitation facilities, the UN has said.According to Humaira ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Theatre equips 21 volunteers to highlight health issues


September 30th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) After six weeks of forum theatre in south India to promote public health dialogue, a group of 21 participants from 14 countries is all set ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kabul abhor struggle for water


August 7th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides the raging war against the Taliban, residents of the Afghan capital loathe one more aspect of their life -- their appalling daily struggle for ... Read more...

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Open defecation far from a closed chapter in Bihar


July 25th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 25 (IANS) It will be 2135 by the time Bihar rids itself of the practice of open defecation, according a government report. Till then millions will have to ... Read more...

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Himachal to be free of open defecation by next month


July 24th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Himachal Pradesh nearly 11 years ago to eradicate the practice of open defecation will achieve 100 percent success by next month, ... Read more...

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India’s youngest ministry tasked to end open defecation


July 20th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's youngest ministry has the enormous task of ridding rural areas of open defecation and unsafe drinking water with about 245 million people in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE water aid for flood-hit Pakistanis


June 25th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has provided drinking water to 64 Pakistani villages, devastated by floods last year, as part of a $6-million initiative involving digging of water wells, ... 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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Poor to get more money to build toilets (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The very poor in India can now build toilets at their home -- for Rs.300. The rest of the money will come from the central ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves more funds for total sanitation drive


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved an extra amount of Rs.1,348 crore for construction of toilets under the total sanitation campaign in ... 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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Water, sanitation facilities key for China’s sustainable development


March 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 31 (ANI): Proper water and sanitation facilities are key requirements for sustainable development in China, as the country plans to transform its economic growth pattern and urbanize its rural areas ... Read more...

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President Patil emphasizes need for proper sanitation in rural areas


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Emphasizing on the need for proper sanitation in rural areas, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said improved sanitation is regarded as a socio-cultural and economic yardstick ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar endorses ‘Support My School’


January 24th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote better infrastructure facilities in rural schools, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Monday endorsed an initiative 'Support My School'.A joint initiative of Coca Cola and ... Read more...

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India tops list of nations lacking toilets


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): India has topped the list of top ten nations that lacks sanitary facilities.In an initiative to bring awareness to the need for adequate sanitary facilities, the "big squat" ... Read more...

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Hindus ask urgent steps to eliminate global hunger


September 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 25 (ANI): World should take immediate steps to tackle global hunger and poverty, eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.Zed, who is President of Universal Society ... Read more...

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Haryana claims 80 percent success in checking defecation in open


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Haryana nearly five years ago mainly to eradicate the practice of open defecation has achieved over 80 percent success, a senior state government ... Read more...

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‘Shelters for Leh’s homeless should be ready before winter’


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose, the ambassador for Oxfam India, Saturday said it was the responsibility of the government to build safe shelters for those affected by the Aug ... Read more...

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World Bank increases Pakistan flood support to $1 bn


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The World Bank said Wednesday it was raising its support for flood relief in Pakistan to $1 billion, from $900 million. The announcement came after a meeting ... Read more...

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