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Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?

The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or...

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...

Nandatai and her 16 year old daughter Phula creep out of their houses quietly in the wee hours of the morning into the dark fields to relieve themselves before everyone wakes up. It is an everyday story as this is the only time in the day that they have privacy. “It is so shameful to go out in the fields during the day”, says Nandatai. “We have to hold our urine till it gets dark. How can we...

Drinking water in more than half rural homes contaminated

Even as 99% of urban and 97% rural households in India have drinking water access, 41% urban and 60% rural homes...

Apply new strategy for cleaning rivers: CSE

On World Environment Day, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released its environement agenda for the new government. The agenda calls for giving equal importance to every Indian river and not just the Ganga. It has...

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