Dimapur, Dec 18, 2011: One-day training for WATSAN committee members on total sanitation campaign (TSC) was organized on December 13 at Meluri town hall with Tatu Thurr, EAC Phor as chief guest.
Speaking at the training, Thurr said he was encouraged to see the department working at the grass-root level educating the people about importance on safe drinking water and sanitation.
Jharkhand, Dec 14, 2011: The Citizen’s Council of Jharkhand on Wednesday released a proposed Citizen Charter to ensure safe and clean drinking water availability to promote proper hygiene and sanitation practices in the State.
The Council members will submit the charter to legislators on Thursday to ensure its implementation in the upcoming session of the Assembly.
The charter will attempt to make sure that citizens get “their rightful access” to safe and clean water supply as well as sanitation in their concerned area.
Kolkata, Dec 13, 2011: The state government which is against charging water tax on consumers has asked the Centre to fund the maintenance of the water supply projects taken up under the JnNURM scheme in view of its cash-strapped situation.
Under the JnNURM scheme the urban development ministry has imposed a condition that the operation and maintenance charges should be recovered from the users but Trinamul Congress-led state government has steadfastly refused to impose it.
Haryana, Dec 13, 2011: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), in coordination with private builders, will construct mobile toilets in different areas of to prevent open defecation and improve the city's sanitation.
Residents of different colonies in the city have been approaching HUDA officials about labourers, maids and drivers defecating in the open. Moreover, labourers working at various construction sites in the city have been defecating on vacant plots.
New Delhi, Dec 13, 2011: Not a single paisa has been spent on sanitation works, maintenance projects and streetslights in the current fiscal year by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
The civic agency revealed this in a short notice reply, when the councillors asked for details of expenditure under various heads.
Nagaland, Dec 13, 2011: Under the sponsorship of WSSO (PHED) Government of Nagaland, the Chakhesang Women Welfare Society (CWWS) organized three phases of Total Sanitation Campaign in Chozuba on October 31, Pfutsero on November 30 and which culminate at Phek on December 6 last.
Temsu Naro ADC, Chozuba, Robert Longchari, ADC Pfutsero and Mikha Lomi Deputy Commissioner (DC) Phek graced the function on three different occasions respectively.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10, 2011: A bathing soap-related survey being conducted for Britain-based organisations in a coastal hamlet near the Thiruvananthapuram international airport in Kerala was called off Saturday after protests by residents.
The survey on health and sanitation involved distribution of soaps, with embedded electronic chips, to respondents near Bheemapally. Speaking to IANS, C.K. Manoj, a sub-inspector attached to Poonthura police station, said that the survey has been stopped.
Varanasi, Dec 12, 2011: : The deadline for the beginning of long-awaited solid waste management (SWM) project has been further extended. When the project was launched in May 2010, the deadline for its completion was August 2011. But now, according to Kailash Shukla of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam who is looking after the project, the plant for generating electricity through solid wastes can only be started from March 2012. "However, functions like manuring of garbage and converting the collected solid waste into fertilizers will start from January 01, 2012," added Shukla.
New Delhi: Those who litter the locality after each social function, beware. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will now charge you for cleaning your dirt. In its budget 2012-2013, Municipal Commissioner KS Mehra has proposed the introduction of a new tax called conservancy charges or sanitation charges which will be levied to clean the streets after religious functions.
One of MCD's primary functions is to maintain the cleanliness of the streets. At present, no excess charges are levied on it.
The Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy concluded a 2.4 million birr project to assess the Water Sanitation and Hygiene of Addis Ababa on the 1st of December as part of a national effort.
It is expected that the information gathered will play a crucial role in helping Ethiopia provide 100% water supply coverage.
The assessment included water supply for households, sanitary facilities, and the financial ability of households to pay the water rates. The inventory was carried out by data collectors trained from each area.