sulabh swatchh bharat

Monday, 20-August-2018

the-arab-refinement

THE ARAB REFINEMENT

a week ago
Saudi Arabia, the largest petroleum producing country in the world and home to Islam’s holiest shrines in Mecca and Madina, is undergoing rapid changes in terms of modernisation, especially under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia has a population of 33 million people, of which 11 million are expatriate workers in the private sector. One of the major changes in government policy is to diversify the economy and make it less dependent on the oil exports. At the same time, there is also the attempt to allow private sector to participate more in providing social infrastructure. It is in this context that Saudi Arab...
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REHABILITATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS

2 weeks ago
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a Central Sector Scheme, ‘Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers’ (SRMS) under which identified manual scavengers and their dependents are provided the following rehabilitation benefits: i. Onetime cash assistance of Rs.40000/-. ii. Loans upto Rs. 15.00 lacs at concessional rate of interest. iii. Credit linked back end capital subsidy upto Rs. 3,25,000/-. iv. Skill Development Training upto two years with stipend of Rs.3000/- per month.   Ministry is also implementing a Scheme titled &ldqu...
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SULABH’S MULTIFARIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNIVERSAL SANITATION

2 weeks ago
The inaugural phase of the initiative of providing sanitary napkins to girl students of 28 senior secondary schools of Sikkim was launched in 2016 in which Sulabh International had lent a helping hand. It is a matter of pride for Sikkim that the phase-I of this programme has been remarkably successful. In fact, Sikkim is the first state in India that has taken the project of providing sanitary napkins to school girls seriously and on a large scale. The second phase of the GARIMA project has been launched by Minster of  Human Resources Development RB Subba, he was joined by eminent Sociologist Dr Bindeshwar Pathak fou...
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PARASITES IN BATHHOUSES

3 weeks ago
Though the ancient Romans may be more well-known for things like military prowess and leafy hats, they have also been lauded for being awesome at toilets. The flush toilet is one of those ideas, and calls the Romans “ahead of their time” for their adoptions of public toilets. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, toilet technology came to a bit of a standstill. The Romans did build many structures seemingly dedicated to improving sanitation—in addition to public toilets, they had bathhouses and sewer systems like the giant Cloaca Maxima in Rome. They [also] introduced legislation s...
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TO BUILD UP-GRADED SEWAGE SYSTEM

4 weeks ago
One would have assumed that a small archipelago-state like Seychelles – 115 islands population of 95,000 – placed at the western end of the Indian Ocean would not really face any sanitation problems. Seychelles is far from the densely-populated and industrialized countries. This is not however the case with Seychelles. This apparent Paradise at the far end of the Indian Ocean is beset with major sanitation problems. These stem mainly from the fact that more 80,000 of the population lives on the main island of Mahe, thus resulting in overcrowding.  The other major fact is there has been an increase in tourist arr...
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DRIVING HOME THE POINT ABOUT TOILETS

5 weeks ago
According to a World Bank report about 18 countries with regard to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite impressive economic growth of 6.5 per cent per annum over the last decade, there are 23 million people dependent on water from unsafe sources and 48 millions stuck with unimproved sanitation conditions out of a total population of 59 million. The World Bank report said that the country was losing Tanzanian Shilling 453 billion (US$206 million) every year due to poor sanitation and hygiene. The World Bank has approved a loan of US$350 million to improve water supply and sanitation services in rural Tanzania on J...
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CYCLIST ON A UNIQUE JOURNEY

6 weeks ago
Speeding cars pulled over and pedestrians stopped by on a busy central Kolkata street seeing a middle-aged man strangely bending forward on his bicycle and spinning the front wheel with his hands. But while the cyclist’s incredible balance impressed many, his aim to achieve the near-impossible seems more stunning. Aiming to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission, Debendranath Bera, a BJP activist from West Bengal, has set out on a unique journey to travel more than 22,000 km across the country’s 33 states and union territories on a bicycle that neither has brakes, nor a seat nor a r...
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THE PROSPECT OF RECYCLED WATER

6 weeks ago
Australia is First World country in the Far East, along with Japan and New Zealand, and its civic amenities conform to those of the developed western countries. There are plenty of toilets, and the usual problems faced by poor people in developing countries in Asia and Africa are not those of the Australians. But there is a hitch, though, and it is of a different kind. Australia is a continent-country. It is the fifth continent. Large parts in the heart of Australia are desert stretch. The settlements are on the south coast, a bit to the west and then to the south-east. Apart from the Murray-Darling, which is the country&...
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SANITATION CHALLENGES IN TIMES OF POLITICAL TURMOIL

7 weeks ago
Political stability and democratic governance are prerequisites for pursuing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like health and sanitation. If there is civil war it has its negative impact on providing civic amenities to people. The experience in Sudan serves as a good example of how development goals, especially connected with sanitation, get derailed, and increase the chances of an epidemic like cholera breaking out or the more vulnerable sections of population fall prey to common water-borne diseases like diarrhea resulting high rates of fatalities. Sudan witnessed an intense and vicious civil war between the norther...
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SPEEDING-UP THE PROCESS OF TOILET CONSTRUCTION

8 weeks ago
Uttar Pradesh is facing a daunting task of constructing 982 toilets per day to achieve the target of declaring the state open defection free (ODF) by October 2 2018, a deadline set by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.  Out of total 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh, so far only 12 have been declared ODF while work in remaining 63 districts was slower than expected. The state had set a target of making 30 districts ODF by December 31 2017 but it stands nowhere to achieve the target.  Though the state is doing well in overall category of the Swachch Bharat Mission under Yogi Adityanath government but it may n...
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GHANA – STRUGGLE FOR SANITATION

8 weeks ago
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, who came to power in January 2017, has started a national sanitation campaign, deriving inspiration from Indian Prime Minister Narendra’s Modi’s nationwide total sanitation movement. He has set up for the first time in the country the ministry for sanitation and water resources. He has set for himself the goal of making Accra, the capital of Ghana, the cleanest city in Africa before his term in office ends.  He has formulated a national sanitation strategy: -Establishment of a National Sanitation Authority -Establishment of a National Sanitation Fund
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MEASURES TO COMBAT DISEASE

9 weeks ago
Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’, is a small country with big attractions and even bigger aspirations. Here you’ll find the continent’s tallest mountain range and largest lake, the source of the world’s longest river, and 39 million people from more than 50 tribes. Apart from all the beautiful attraction, sanitation remains one of the key health issues in Uganda. Many people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities, propagating disease and high rates of child death (1.5 million deaths annually). In the early 1960s and the years before, many Ugandans were freely using the bush as thei...