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How India can overcome malnutrition -Ashok Gulati & Kriti Khurana

-The Financial Express Focussing on women’s education, Access to sanitation & Potable Water, diet rich in proteinaceous foods and biofortification of grains can curb malnutrition President Donald Trump applauded India’s achievements in his address at the crowded Motera stadium. These ranged from religious freedom to reducing poverty to the giant emerging economy. This should have made every Indian feel proud, except that only in the next three days, riots in Delhi made...

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Nearly 80 per cent Indian households without piped water connection -Shagun Kapil

-Down to Earth In rural India, close to 90 per cent households do not have piped connections One in every five or 21.4 per cent households in India has piped drinking water connections, as the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO) 76th round. The situation is worse in rural India, where just 11.3 per cent households receive Potable Water directly at homes. In urban India, 40.9 per cent households have piped water connections....

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Homelessness highlights the inequality behind GDP growth numbers -Debarati Bhattacharya

-The Hindu Business Line To tackle homelessness, the government should provide better incentives to developers to provide affordable housing Food, clothing and shelter are three basic human needs. Out of the three, shelter remains beyond the reach of 1.77 million people in India, accounting for 0.15 per cent of the nation’s population (Census 2011). Rights groups, however, say that the actual figure is at least three times higher. Consequently, a large number...

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Surat's underground garbage system shows way to Delhi and other big cities -Dipak K Dash

-The Times of India SURAT/ NEW DELHI: Surat is showing the way to Delhi and other big cities that are struggling to manage garbage spilling out of ‘dhalaos’ and filling the air with foul smell. The city’s municipal body has installed 43 underground garbage bins, each of which can contain up to 1.5 tonnes of waste as a part of the Smart City Mission and these are fitted with sensors to...

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India faces worst water crisis: NITI Aayog -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu Demand for Potable Water will outstrip supply by 2030, says study The NITI Aayog on Thursday released the results of a study warning that India is facing its ‘worst’ water crisis in history and that demand for Potable Water will outstrip supply by 2030 if steps are not taken. Nearly 600 million Indians faced high to extreme water stress and about 2,00,000 people died every year due to inadequate access to...

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