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Dip in enrollment of female students due to poor sanitation in schools

According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, nearly 20% of Indian schools are devoid of toilet facilities for girls. Moreover, out of the schools that have...

Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade law

The water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in...

Higher monetary incentives for toilet construction and delinking sanitation mission from MGNREGS

The Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation has announced raising incentives for building toilets. The new subsidy amounts are as...

Fresh water found on land has only two primary sources - melting of ice, and rain. Harvesting rain is crucial for sustaining both the surface and sub-soil water sources. That this has been well understood throughout rural India historically is evident from the...

NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatization

The Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being...

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