Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicSanitation

Topic: Sanitation

From toilets for disabled to ‘coffee with collector’, a Tamil Nadu IAS officer shows the way

Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu was one of India’s 112 under-developed districts. The current DM is trying to change that.

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.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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