Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicSanitation

Topic: Sanitation

Indore judged cleanest Indian city in Swachh Survekshan 2021, its fifth win in a row

While Surat & Vijayawada followed Indore in category of top 3 cities with over 1 lakh population, 3 Maharashtra towns — Vita, Lonavala & Saswad — judged cleanest among towns with below 1 lakh population.

Don’t make safe water free for all. Those who can afford should pay

Those who can afford safe water should pay a reasonable price. But those who cannot pay for reasons beyond their control should get it for free.

Andhra villages see big drop in dengue, malaria, typhoid cases after pilot sanitation drive

Andhra govt data shows cases of seasonal diseases like dengue, typhoid, acute diarrhoea & malaria fell 97.4%, 96%, 81.7% and 50.4%, respectively, after the sanitation drive.

Study finds Indian households with female children reduce practice of open defecation

The study found a reduction in open defecation owing to a firstborn child being a girl far greater in poor urban households than richer ones.

Decentralisation key to success of sanitation scheme, says Namami Gange chief Rajiv Mishra

Delegating powers to states, integrating project maintenance into its design, and collecting good data were some of the key points highlighted about India's water and sanitation projects.

Swachh Bharat toilets without sanitation is why Dalits are at the receiving end

Modi government needs to extend the scope of the Swachh Bharat campaign and improve sanitation keeping in mind that many sanitation workers are Dalits.

Modi govt’s Swachh Bharat shows why switching to ‘mission mode’ is helping India

From funding flexibility to faster outcomes, government service delivery works better if it is implemented in mission mode and not as a programme.

Between Swachh Bharat & deaths – where is the sanitation policy for manual scavengers?

Deaths of sanitation workers are being reported even from new and high-end treatment infrastructures -- whether government-owned or hotels and malls.

Gandhi valued sanitation more than Independence. Modi’s Swachh Bharat is fulfilling his dream

A UNICEF study showed that on average, ODF village households accrued cumulative benefits of Rs 50,000 per year and their property value increased by Rs 19,000.

93% rural households have access to toilets & 96.5% use them, says survey

The survey was conducted between November 2018 and February 2019 under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

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The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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