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Civic bodies across Maharashtra to treat and utilise STP water better
Following an unforgiving summer, civic corporations across Maharashtra have planned to use treated water from Common Effluent Treatment...
Lucknow district administration to construct 97 public toilet complexes
Taking cognizance of the issue of insufficient public toilets in Lucknow, the administration has decided to construct 97 public toilet complexes across the city. 38 new...
Availability of accurate data is crucial for monitoring the real progress of any initiative. The advance of an exercise as colossal as the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) cannot be audited and amended without regular monitoring and meticulous collection of relevant data. It is to this end, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation as part of the SBM Action Plan has brought out the...
In recent years, especially after the launch of major programmes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, sanitation has become a hotly debated topic in India. Crores of rupees have gone into building toilets but they remain unused, villages that were declared open defecation free (ODF) are unable to sustain that, and sewage treatment continues to be a big challenge. In such a scenario, community led...
Right to sanitation recognised as a distinct human right by the United Nations
In a landmark resolution hailed by millions across the globe, the United Nations General Assembly has recognized the right to sanitation as a distinct human right...

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