Hygiene

J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years

Jammu & Kashmir experiences terrible floods as the Jhelum river crosses the danger level. The flood has claimed nearly 160 lives and affected thousands of people. South Kashmir district is the...

The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN

In the year 1990, more than 76% people living in urban areas all over the world had access to improved sanitation as opposed to only 28% in rural areas but in 2012, 80% urban dwellers and 47% rural ones had access to better sanitation. Even as the...

Centre all set to construct 5.2 million toilets by August 31

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has decided to construct 5.2 million toilets by the end of August in order to meet the target of 12.5 million toilets by 2015. An order has...

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...

Of late, there have been plenty of discussions around the topic of sanitation, which have focussed on building toilets on a massive scale. These are in the aftermath of the new and recently released Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 by the United Nations that shows that India has the world's largest population that defecates out in the open, with it being as high as 66% in rural...

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