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Delhi government mulls converting the defunct Rajghat power unit into a waste-to-energy plant
The Delhi government is looking for ways to utilize the machinery that lies unused in the now defunct Rajghat Thermal Power Plant and is seriously...

The mere presence of toilets does very little to change sanitation behaviour in the absence of community ownership and participation. A decade ago, this was more or less the story of Tiruchirapalli, one of the least hygienic cities in the country then. Poor maintenance and the general lack of initiative rendered most of the community toilets constructed by the Tiruchirapalli Corporation...

One of the stated Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations is to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation and to halve the proportion of population left without the same by 2015.

Though India’s chances of achieving this lofty goal by the set target year appears rather grim, it has not prevented successive Governments at the Centre from consistently working towards...

Despite India’s multi-decade battle to eliminate open defecation, toilets are absent in 69% of rural India (Census 2011).

Rural sanitation is primarily funded by the Union Government. The state governments and beneficiaries contribute towards construction and maintenance of toilets as well.

Rs. 6,244 Crores has been allocated to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS...

In partnership with the Government of Karnataka, Arghyam ran a communication campaign aimed at creating a demand for improved sanitation. 

This communication campaign was run in 25 Gram Panchayats in Davangere district, Karnataka in early 2014 – more details on the key messages and conceptualization of the campaign here...

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