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Thursday, 22-November-2018

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ALL NHAI TOLL PLAZAS TO HAVE TOILETS

41 weeks ago
New Delhi:   NHAI is providing separate ladies and gents toilets on both up and down side of each of its 372 toll plazas and ... discouraging littering at these sites," an official statement said. Earlier this month, the NHAI said all its toll plazas will have kiosks selling drinking water, tea, coffee and packaged food.
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KACHCHRAPUR TO SAFAIPUR

41 weeks ago
New Delhi: Along the southern edge of the slum quarters, with their tumbledown, uncemented brick houses, there was an open drain called Barapullah Nallah, originally a tributary of the Yamuna, that ran parallel to a long, winding, around 8 km overpass that connected central Delhi with east Delhi across the river. The place was a stinking mess, with open defecation, dumped garbage and stray pigs. The very same place has now been transformed into a park through the hard work of the l...
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No waste dumping within 500m of Ganga 

69 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered that there can be no landfill sites or garbage dumping within a half-a-kilometre radius of the Ganga between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The bench also announced a penalty of Rs 50,000 on anyone dumping waste near the river. During the hearing of a petition regarding the cleaning and rejuvenation of the Ganga, NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar said a huge amount of money had been spent on cleaning the river but desired results were not visible. In a 543-page order, the green panel said all area within 100 metres of the river should be declared “no development zone”. The NGT had i...
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NGT SHUTS POLLUTING UNITS ALONG GANGA

81 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down. The tribunal bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar gave directions following a report by a high-level committee that inspected the 13 industries dealing in various products, including chemicals and a power plant. According to the report, the team inspected the industries along Gajraula and Babrala drain with source from Bagad river in the Upper Ganga region in Uttar Pradesh. The drains further meet the Ganga. “These industries were the primary s...
RAJASTHAN-AHEAD -IN-BUILDING-TOILETS

RAJASTHAN AHEAD IN BUILDING TOILETS

81 weeks ago
Rajasthan has turned out to be leading in building toilets in rural areas. Yet, it is to go a long way to eradicate open defecation and meet the target for this in 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, or SBM. The state has built 26.87 lakh individual toilets in rural areas under the SBM in 2016-17, as per the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. West Bengal comes after Rajasthan by constructing 23.08 lakh individual in the same period. The number of individual toilets in Rajasthan has gone up to 54.83 lakh since the SBM was launched on October 2, 2014; the areas covered increased to 78% from 55% in the previo...
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TRANSGENDERS TO GET FREEDOM TO CHOOSE TOILETS

81 weeks ago
The recent Central Government guidelines on gender issues in sanitation, circulated to all state governments, contain a clause stipulating that members of the ‘third-gender’ should be allowed to use the facility of their choice (men or women) in community or public toilets. “SBM-G (Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin) should make a conscious effort that they are recognised as equal citizens and users of toilets...where suitable, their support can be enlisted in engaging communities, and their efforts duly recognised and honoured to break any stigma around them, and to enable them to use facilities without any embarrassment,” states the inclusivity clause in the ...
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AKSHAY KUMAR HELPS BUILD A TOILET

84 weeks ago
Actor Akshay Kumar recently helped in building a toilet in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. In sync with the national campaign for toilets in the country, he has been promoting toilet building. Accompanied by the Union Minister of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar, the superstar dug a pit for building...
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FROM POISONOUS TO PURIFIED WATER

84 weeks ago
Deep wounds and white patches on skin are common for people in this tiny West Bengal speck bordering Bangladesh. The disease turned deadly for many, and the culprit was drinking water that contained arsenic, a toxic substance that can lead to chronic poisoning once it enters the body. Many of the 2,000 villagers were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried every attempt to rid the water of poison, but in vain. The cost was high. They had to pay for every drop of purified water they got from distant towns or cities.
‘GREEN-CHEMICALS’MAKE-MUMBAI-AIRPORT-LOOS-CLEANER

‘GREEN CHEMICALS’ MAKE MUMBAI AIRPORT LOOS CLEANER

84 weeks ago
I f you think water is used for flushing purposes in the men’s restrooms of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 (T2), think again. A ‘green chemical’ seems to have replaced water for flushing purposes of late, and guess what? The loos, frequented by close to one lakh men, are now cleaner than what they were at any point in the past. So, what exactly are these...
SANITATION = GENDER-EQUALITY

SANITATION = GENDER EQUALITY

86 weeks ago
Improving access to sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality and economic growth in India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. In its annual country-report on India, IMF said, “Poor sanitation not only adversely affects the availability and quality of water, but also has detrimental effects on education, welfare, and on people’s time-use and safety, as well as their life opportunities”. IMF said its research suggests that improving access to sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality and economic ...
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TATA’S CANCER HOSPITAL IN RANCHI

86 weeks ago
The Tata Trust has agreed to open a cancer research centre-cum-hospital in Jharkhand capital Ranchi, official sources said. Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s consent for the project comes after he and Chief Minister Raghubar Das discussed it during a Global Investors’ Summit here in February. After Das wrote to Ratan Tata, the Tata Trust sent a consent letter to the government on March 10.
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MEDICAL MIRACLE SAVES BABY

86 weeks ago
An eight-month-old Afghan boy was saved after he underwent a rare half-matched bone marrow transplant at Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Mujib suffered from severe Combined Immunodeficiency   in which a person is born without a functioning immune system, increasing his or her risk of developing fatal infections   and as a result, also had high fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Mujib’s two elder brothers had already lost their lives to this illness in their infancy. Doctors at Jaypee Hospital conducted bone marrow transplant from his one surviving brother Arian, aged four years, whose blood tests confirmed no...