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Friday, 14-December-2018

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ABUNDANT YET UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED WATER RESOURCES

a week ago
The Russian Federation has a unique potential of water resources. From the point of view of water resources availability, Russia ranks second in the world after Brazil. Russian renewable water resources (the volume of annual river flow on the territory of Russia) amount to 10 per cent of the world river flow. However, the uneven distributions of the water amount across the territory and the pollution-spread have weakened the water and sanitation scenario of the nation. Where The Weakness Lies The main weak point of Russian w...
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COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE WATER & SANITATION FOR 60 MILLION PEOPLE

3 weeks ago
Ahead of Global Citizen Festival in 2015, global citizens campaigned to secure a commitment from Sweden to improve access to sanitation for 60 million people by 2030. From July 2015, global citizens sent the Swedish government 40,000 emails asking them to help provide clean water and sanitation. In addition, global citizens also sent voicemails that were presented to the Swedish International Development Cooperation as a video message during World Water Week. Finally, Global Citizen Festival Curator Chris Martin personally wrote to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, highlighting the link between gender equality and access...
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GOVERNMENT QUEST TO IMPROVE SANITATION

6 weeks ago
Namibia is ranked among the countries with low sanitation coverage, with over 50 per cent of the country having no access to proper sanitation services especially when it comes to the provision of clean drinking water and sewerage disposal. The intense drought faced by arid southern Africa during the 2015/2016 agricultural season, followed by floods in the northern part of Namibia, worsened sanitation in many communities, especially in rural areas. The situation is equally challenging with regard to school-based hygiene and sanitation, with over a quarter of schools (27 per cent) not confident of the safety of their water supply...
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BEING DIRTY HAD TO END

8 weeks ago
The Nicaraguan urban poor have a long-standing history of lacking access to basic services, such as water and sanitation. In the capital city, Managua, the Greater Managua Water and Sanitation Project (PRASMA) was devised to create new water and sanitation infrastructure throughout the city. This includes a system of low-cost sewage networks designed to target the poor regions of Managua. Although the PRASMA was a solid start, city officials realised that more was needed if they hoped to achieve their goal of reaching universal piped water connectivity. The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (MHCP) reached out t...
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GHAZIABAD TOPS CLEANLINESS CHART IN UP

9 weeks ago
Ghaziabad has topped in Uttar Pradesh in a cleanliness survey conducted by an independent agency, District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari said. The agency had been appointed under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to carry out the survey. Speaking to the media, Maheswari said the parameters of the survey included sanitation, cleanliness, plantation, segregation of solid waste, rejuvenation of ponds and facelift of primary schools in remote villages. Ghaziabad tops Uttar Pradesh, ranks 11th in India in cleanliness The government, through the agency, conducted a survey of 685 districts across the coun...
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JHARKHAND WILL BE ODF BY NOVEMBER 15

9 weeks ago
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the state will be Open Defecation Free (ODF) by November 15. “Jharkhand will be ODF by November 15. We have achieved 99 per cent in making the state ODF,” Das said while taking part in Gandhi Jayanti celebrations. He announced that the Audrey House situated near Raj Bhavan will now be known as Mahatma Gandhi Smriti Bhavan. On the occasion, 144 prisoners lodged in different jails of the state were released. Das appealed to the people to shun violence. “Violence is no solution for any problem. Give up the violent path of terrorism, Maoism, and...
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BRINGING TOILETS AND WATER TO PEOPLE

14 weeks ago
A large number of the issues regarding sanitation and water quality in Cote d’Ivoire can be attributed to the domestic conflict that ended in 2007. The conflict damaged crucial water supply infrastructure, especially in the north, and post-conflict reconstruction has overshadowed maintenance and repair of these systems. Over eight million people in Cote d’Ivoire lack access to adequate sanitation facilities, which increases the risk of water-related diseases. Over four million people lack access to safe drinking water. These numbers increase in rural areas, where 46 per cent of the rural population lacks access to clea...
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SANITATION IS THE TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

14 weeks ago
Digital technology has changed global scenario. Gujarat and other states of India are also influenced by the Digi-Tech change. The things which were earlier not known to people, now they are screened, live telecasted. This digital technology also remains a highly powerful mean to present the social, cultural, academic, environmental and political issues. Since ancient era to till today, Gujarat has unique importance in the progress and development of the nation.  Gujarat remains a unique state in India geographically, culturally and socially since early era. Centuries ago, Harappan civilisation dwelt here. Dwarika, S...
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RURAL-URBAN GAP WIDENS

18 weeks ago
ThE World Bank has approved an ambitious plan worth Euro 206.7 million which will help 1.1 million with improved water supply and 1.3 million people with improved sanitation services. It has been aptly named The Water Supply and Sanitation Programme-for-results (PforR). According to Checik Kante, World Bank Country Manager for Burkina Faso, “Through its innovative design the Programme will leverage private finance for the water supply and sanitation sector, through the built-in incentives it plans to provide for improved sustainability of service delivery, including in terms of operation and maintenance of assets, cost-rec...
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YOGI EYES GUINNESS TOILETS RECORD AT 2019 KUMBH

22 weeks ago
The Yogi Adityanath government is all set to stake its claim in the  Guinness Book of World records by constructing 1.5 lakh toilets and declaring 3,200 acres of the Kumbh Mela Ground area open defecation free (ODF) for the world’s largest religious congregation in January 2019 at Sangam in Allahabad.  The state government has already sent an invite to the Jury of Guinness Book of World Records to visit Allahabad and verify its claims.  Organised every three years, the Kumbh Mela 2019 is going to be bigger than even last Maha Kumbh in 2013. Showcasing the mega event globally, the Yogi Adityanat...
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Hong wows with awareness level

34 weeks ago
  People may think that Arunachal in the northeast is far away from the mainstream and developmental path of the country, but when it comes to sanitation this state in the forefront. Arunachal means   Mountain of rising sun. Seeing the success of this state in the field of cleanliness, the significance of its name becomes clear. According to the state government records, Arunachal Pradesh has fulfilled 87.12 percent sanitation criteria. With this success, the state has come to the 7th place in the field of sanitation at national level. State Government claims that it will achieve the ...
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THE MEANING OF CLEANLINESS IN JAPAN

43 weeks ago
It is do-it-yourself with a difference, involving no greater technology than brush, broom and cloth. On every normal school day, after a thorough post-lunch brushing of teeth, Japanese school children get down to a more public service for the next 15 minutes : cleaning the school. A starker difference with India’s paranoid aversions to cleaning and cleaners, its high tolerance for dirt, especially when ‘not in my own backyard’, and its determined condemnation of whole sections of society to ‘specialise’ in such work cannot be found.      In Japan, they do more than dwell o...