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Cyclone Fani damage assessment set to begin in Odisha from May 14

ember team An 11-member Central team, split into two groups led by Vivek Bharadwaj, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, and Ajay Kumar, Director in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, visited Puri and parts of Khurdha district. The Central team was apprised of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Fani by the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi, before going for a field visit. Earlier, Chief Minister N

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Modi Pays Tribute to Sanitation Workers After Five Years of Ignoring Them -Rejimon K

5.92 crore was set aside for the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis and in 2017-18, it was Rs 4.5 crore. In a December 2018 Lok Sabha session, minister of state in the Ministry Of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, had said that the socio-economic and caste census of 2011 had identified 1,80,657 households as dependent on manual scavengers across India. In a bid to rehabilitate the identified manual scavengers an

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Time-bound plan needed to address contaminated water -Mayank Aggarwal

oundwater in over 25,000 habitations across India is contaminated with excess arsenic and fluoride levels. To address the issue, a parliamentary committee has now asked the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) to devise a time-bound plan to achieve the target of supplying clean drinking water to the contaminated areas. In India, 15,811 habitations are affected by arsenic and 9,660 habitations are affected by fluoride, said the cen

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Himachal, Kerala and TN top development index

uperior performance in providing good health, reducing hunger, achieving gender equality and providing quality education,” the report said. “Himachal Pradesh ranks high on providing clean Water and Sanitation, in reducing inequalities and preserving the mountain ecosystem.” Please click here to read more.

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The 'c' in Swachh Bharat is caste and Modi needs to address it -Pritha Chatterjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi frequently tweets appreciation for on-ground workers of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). One such widely shared post was an image of the secretary in the ministry of drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer, going down a double-pit toilet in a rural home and cleaning it. He was lauded because he“did not even use gloves”. Meanwhile, thousands of sanitary workers and manual scavengers continue to go down s

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Arvind Subramanian, outgoing Chief Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance, interviewed by TCA Sharad Raghavan (The Hindu)

ons? I think it is an absolute no-brainer in terms of being necessary. But then whether that alone will be enough is not clear. Take for example, Parameswaran Iyer (Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation) who has come in, I think that he’s done a very good job. The point is, you have to have some basic premises or assumptions. If you think for the government to improve state capacity for the delivery of everything, that there is

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Finding sensible solutions to sanitary waste -Nahla Nainar

to European countries based on feedback from Auroville’s multinational residents, but has since diversified into rural MHM programmes within India, especially in Tamil Nadu. A Tiruchi-based Water and Sanitation NGO, Gramalaya, has come up with its own version of the reusable cloth pad that it distributes and sells under the ‘Feel Free’ brand. “Though we have been in public sanitation for 31 years, we realised that adoles

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Poo to power: Rural entrepreneurs power Centre's 'gobar-dhan' scheme -Dipak K Dash

ats, self help groups (SHGs) and bulk generators like gaushalas. Officials say government will provide 25% advance amount as incentive for panchayats and SGHs. The scheme was launched by drinking Water and Sanitation minister Uma Bharti on Monday. Aditya said they initially set up a fertiliser plant close to their industrial units to manage the huge quantities of cattle dung from local 'gaushalas'. His father was in the managing committee of t

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Most number of MPs/ MLAs with declared cases related to Hate Speech are from Uttar Pradesh

ruddin Ajmal (AIUDF) have declared cases related to Hate Speech against themselves. * Union Minister with Declared Cases related to Hate Speech: Ms Uma Bharti, Union Cabinet Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation has declared cases related to Hate Speech against herself. * State Ministers with Declared Cases related to Hate Speech: There are 8 State ministers who have declared cases related to Hate Speech against themselves.   * Re

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