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Conserve rainwater: PM to CMs -Rajesh Kumar

etailing resources from various ongoing government programmes. Recent studies have also shown a marked reduction in fecal contamination ofgroundwater resources in many states owing to improvements in sanitation and use of toilets," Modi stated in the letter. The Prime Minister also asked them to take this mater on high priority and issue necessary instructions to the concerned departments and districts to draw up action plans with concrete.

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Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report

-The Hindu Major drop seen in open defecation India has made great gains in providing basic sanitation facilities since the start of the millennium, accounting for almost two thirds of the 650 million people globally who stopped practising open defecation between 2000 and 2017. However, a monitoring report by UN organisations released on Tuesday also shows that there has been absolutely no growth in the population with access to piped water

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As ODF deadline nears, govt should focus on key areas -Shagun Kapil

nal toilets, poor sewage and drainage systems, lack of water, and poor faecal sludge management demand immediate attention of the new government In the last five years India saw a renewed focus on sanitation with the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) which aims to provide universal sanitation coverage by providing funds for constructing toilets, promoting solid waste management and awareness about be

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Bihar, U.P. & West Bengal are worst affected by arsenic contamination in groundwater, says recent report

nistry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, please click here to access  --- If one consults the reply by the Minister of State for Ministry of Drinking Water & sanitation Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi (to unstarred question no. 2671) in the Lok Sabha on 27th December, 2018, it could be found that most number of arsenic affected habitations are located in West Bengal (9,250), followed by Assam (4,327), Bihar (

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Anaemia is a public health emergency that needs to be addressed immediately -Alok Kumar & Vedeika Shekhar

perceptible decline in anaemia among 15 to 49-year old women; it affects around 60 per cent of them. This public health emergency needs to be addressed immediately. Poverty, gender disparity, poor sanitation, low health and nutrition service coverage and poor nutritional intake — particularly an iron-deficient diet — continue to impede our fight against anaemia. The daily consumption of iron rich dark green leafy vegetables has reduced

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Jobless with a job in Delhi -Basant Kumar Mohanty

by a contractor,” Salim, working without any gloves or mask, said. “I get paid after every three months. So I collect the plastic waste and sell it for a living.” A regular sanitation employee of the municipality earns about Rs 40,000 a month, has medical insurance and receives pension after retirement. A contractual sanitation worker hired by the civic body itself is paid ab

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

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 Naveen Patn

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How Poshan Kheti Is Helping Enhance Diet Diversity And Incomes In Rural Bihar

is implementing a rural livelihood project in Bihar (Bihar Transformative Development Project) with funding from the World Bank. The project has five major components of which Health, Nutrition, and sanitation (HNS) is one of the components. The project is implemented across Bihar covering 534 blocks in 32 districts, and the project recipients are women who are members of SHGs (96,95,597 number of women organized into 8,35,987 groups) HNS activiti

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The anatomy of India's middle class -Nikita Kwatra

; aspect of middle-class using data on a household’s consumption patterns and purchasing power. Similarly, the ‘housing’ aspect of class is defined using data on house ownership and sanitation facilities. Please click here to read more.

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