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Recycling 'all that crap'

22 April 2019 4:58 PM GMT
There are some effective ways of managing and using faecal sludge in rural India

Toilets over safe sanitation?

23 Sep 2018 3:37 PM GMT
CAG reports of Gujarat and Uttarakhand, which are ODF status holders, say that many toilets only exist on paper and several are defunct

Toilet etiquettes

7 March 2018 3:32 PM GMT
Despite the construction of toilets, the practice of open defecation continues to loom large

Fight against drought starts well

31 March 2017 3:50 PM GMT
Geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing technologies are being used to get data on groundwater level, soil moisture, topography and rainfall to decide the location of structures. Geo-tagging is being used to track the projects, and the government publishes the progress online.

India’s great farm pond chase

22 Sep 2016 10:17 PM GMT
The Centre and state governments have set an unprecedented target to fight drought this year. It has been decided that 2 million farm ponds will be...

Chennai floods are a man-made disaster

7 Dec 2015 9:46 PM GMT
Chennai is the victim of a man-made disaster. Its soil and rock types suggest that the city is historically a flood plain, says Chennai-based research ...

Nadia achieves open defecation-free tag

14 Oct 2015 9:29 PM GMT
The Centre has lauded the involvement of government officials in successfully implementing sanitation programmes across states. A recent communiqué...

Swachh Bharat Cess: Few States unmoved

30 Sep 2015 10:29 PM GMT
The Centre’s proposed plan to levy a cess on telecom services, fuel and minerals to achieve its Swachh Bharat vision may not go down well with many...

Major reservoirs have deficient water

19 Sep 2015 11:10 PM GMT
Almost 75 percent of the monsoon season is over. By this time in the year, farmers, industries and citizens can start reaping the benefits of...

Centre, States step up to clean Yamuna

28 Aug 2015 10:04 PM GMT
The Yamuna has made the sparring NDA-ruled Central government and Delhi’s AAP government join hands over a blueprint to restore the river. Earlier in...

Noida must consider other alternatives

25 Aug 2015 9:43 PM GMT
Every day, the industrial hub of Noida uses 48 million litres of Ganga water to dilute hard groundwater, making it safe for residents to use. The...

India’s struggle against open defecation

20 Aug 2015 11:23 PM GMT
The maiden Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from the premises of the Red Fort last year, was full of how to make India clean...
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