India, April 19 -- WITH THE summer season approaching, the risk of water borne diseases is getting higher. Recently, there was a report that about 15-20 cases of jaundice and other stomach ailments are being reported in east Delhi's Sonia Vihar alone every month.
ARGAO, April 17 -- Garbage collection and disposal dominated the gram sabha meeting of the coastal village of Majorda-Utorda-Calata in Goa on Sunday.
In fact, the acute problem of waste disposal was deliberated threadbare with members demanded to know the measures undertaken by the Panchayat body to solve the menace.
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) After months of appeals, campaigns and warnings failed to impress residents of this tech hub to harvest rain water, a deadline has now been set with a threat to make them fall in line.
Alarmed by escalating cases of acute water diarrhea in part of Southern Sudan, Plan International recently stepped up efforts to improve water and sanitation needs among communities in Seremon, Tijor, Dolo and Rajaf, all located in the outskirts of the regional capital, Juba.
Chennai: The Department of Municipal Administration and Water Supply has put in place a novel initiative to recycle plastic waste and in the process earn a little money.
Under the project, plastic waste such as cups, sheets, use-and-throw polythene bags among many others generated from 10 municipalities in the Kancheepuram district are collected, stored and then sold in an auction.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) launched its Facebook page in January 2011 and an integrated SMS service in March 2011 to enable public monitoring of garbage collection sites and public urinals/toilets in areas under its jurisdiction.The first experiences were positive as illustrated by the example of 22-year-old Piyush Goyal posted his complaint of garbage spilling over from the dump in his area.
The lack of public toilets in Rajasthan’s Karauli market poses severe public health and economic challenges for residents. Sunita Kasera reports on this critical issue. Karauli market and the surrounding area is densely-populated. Due to the lack of toilets, men and women are forced to urinate and defecate in open public spaces. Water-born diseases, transported via the district’s polluted sewage system, circulate throughout the area.
A two-day workshop on School Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene was held at Wokha from April 15 to 16, with Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Rovilato Mor as the chief guest.
To accelerate the school sanitation and hygiene education programme in the district of Wokha, this child-to-child interaction programme was initiated by Community Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) PHED, Government of Nagaland, which is a step in the right direction.
Bangalore: The census 2011 figures suggesting a population of nearly 8.50 million for the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike area comprising 198 wards has a wake-up call for the water supply challenge but has an even bigger alarm for the sanitation and sewerage challenge.
Water supplied by teh Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS & SB) is unsafe and not fit for human consumption, according to a survey conducted by a Joint Action for Water, a city based NGO.
Source (The Hindustan Times)
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