Thiruvananthapuram, June 12, 2014: The state health department has served show cause notices to 2,333 people, as well as registered 33 cases against those who have been violating the basic hygiene norms in their surroundings, paving way for spread of diseases.
Chennai, May 21st, 2013: A two-day seminar on water and sanitation concluded here on Thursday. The seminar was organised by city-based NGO The Catalyst Trust on the theme ‘Water and Loo? Are we heading towards a Waterloo?’. The seminar sought to create awareness in panchayats and citizen centres about sanitary conditions.
In his keynote address, C V Shankar, Principal Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, said, “The Chief Minister’s ‘Vision 2023’ document aims at improving sanitaryconditions and eradicating open defecation.
New Delhi, Apr 22, 2013: Expressing concern over unhygienic condition at rail premises, a parliamentary panel today said cleanliness of stations and trains is "far from satisfactory and is a major area of concern".
While recognising the fact that the massive size of the railway network makes it a Herculean task to physically check each and every station, the committee has suggested that the Railway Ministry can set up special inspection teams at all levels to carry out random checks at stations and suggest corrective measures wherever required.
The Standing Committee
Visakhapatnam, Apr 17, 2013: Noted defence analyst Commodore (retd) C.
Mar 1, 2013: Water and sanitation sectors have been the ‘natural’ subjects of aid for several decades. However, these sectors also were among those most affected by changes in aid approaches and tools. The aim of this paper is to capture some of the complexity in assessing impact and effectiveness of aid in water and sanitation sector. Notwithstanding this complexity, the paper aims to explore some of the key factors that influence successful and effective use of aid.
London, United-Kingdom, Mar 21, 2013: Today, on the 20th anniversary of World Water Day, WaterAid (http://www.wateraid.org) is calling on international leaders to support an ambitious target of providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene for all Africans by 2030.
The call comes as over 50,000 people take part in more than 30 mass walking events across Africa to call on their governments to keep their promises on access to clean water and safe sanitation.
They are joining more than 350,000 people worldwide who are participati
United Nations, Mar 21, 2013: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today launched a call for urgent action to end the crisis of 2.5 billion people without basic sanitation, and to change a situation in which more people worldwide have mobile phones than toilets.
Kathmandu, Mar 20, 2013: Members of Parliament, civil society organisations and campaigners from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka marched towards the SAARC secretariat in Kathmandu on Tuesday demanding ‘Right to Sanitation for All.’
Calling upon the SAARC countries to ‘Speak in One Voice’ at the 18th SAARC summit to be held in Nepal this year, the entourage submitted a ‘Citizens Charter’ stressing on recognising sanitation as a legal right.
The Charter urges the governments of South Asia to spend at least one per cent of the GDP to achieve univ
Kathmandu, Mar 18, 2013: Politicians from Bangladesh, other South Asian countries and Britain gathered in Kathmandu to join the launching of a year-long regional campaign from tomorrow for increased and targeted financing to improve access to sanitation.
Around 100 participants include Members of Parliament, civil society members and journalists.
Similar campaigns are taking place simultaneously in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan to ensure citizens’ right to sanitation.
‘Sanitation in South Asia is in a crisis, requiring an urgent action.
New Delhi, Mar 13, 2013: The General Budget presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri P.