Nashik, May 6, 2013: The need to build new public toilet facilities in the city for women will be raised by a corporator during the general body meeting of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Tuesday.
NCP corporator of prabhag 9 (B) Kavita Kardak is demanding that every prabhag should have toilets for women. She says that the city does not have sufficient public toilet facilities for women and the existing ones are not well maintained. She feels that construction of toilets for women should be given preference.
"There are not many toilet facilities for women.
Nagpur, Apr 7, 2013: In a surprising and shocking development, 3183 seats in various schools were found vacant under the much touted Right To Education (RTE). Only 2605 students enrolled in the 542 English medium schools in Nagpur out of 5788 seats reserved for Nagpur under RTE. It may be mentioned that 25 per cent seats are reserved under RTE for poor and other backward class students in Nagpur.
Nagpur, Mar 29, 2013: The district has something to cheer as its stands second among 35 districts in the state as far as sanitation infrastructure is concerned. The state government's economic survey 2012-13 has stated that 75.7% households in the district have toilet facility on their premises. Besides, the survey also places the district at eighth position in providing drinking water through tap.
The directorate of economics and statistics, planning department, had conducted the survey.
Nagpur, Jan 19, 2013: In some good news for the city, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) may soon get approval to implement a city sanitation plan worth over Rs3,000 crore. The central government has started the process to appoint consultants to prepare plans for 18 cities, including Nagpur. Besides, the city has also been selected for another project aimed at improving recovery of water works cost.
Nagpur, May 18, 2012: While the Maharashtra government has decided to implement the Right To Education (RTE) Act in the state from coming academic session, school managements are finding it tough to act immediately.
The Act requires all schools, except unaided minority one, to reserve 25% seats for students from weaker sections. However, schools in Nagpur have either finished their admission process for Std I or are on the verge of completing it. Accommodating these 25% now would require them to begin anew which is not possible.
Nagpur, Mar 7, 2012: A group of plucky women marched and "captured" a men's public toilet on the eve of International Women's Day on Wednesday to highlight the abysmal lack of sanitation for women not just in this Maharashtra town but also in the rest of India.
Nagpur, March 7, 2012: Taking serious cognisance of shortage of toilets for women in the city, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to file a detailed reply on this issue within two weeks.
A division bench comprising justices Sharad Bobde and Prasanna Varale was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Sahyog Trust that brought to the fore shortage of public toilets for women.
Nagpur, Feb 24, 2012: Ensuring the supply of safe drinking water for every citizen was still an elusive goal for the country, a high-ranking official said here. "India is far away from (ensuring supply of) safe, sustainable drinking water in the country. Drinking water supply coupled with sanitation is core issue before the government and the country," said Vilasini Ramchandran, Secretary, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS).