Private agencies to provide portable toilets for mela in Nasik

Nashik, March 2014: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Sunday invited expressions of interest (EOI) from private agencies in the city to provide portable toilets/urinals on rental basis for the forthcoming Simhastha Kumbh mela.....
Posted Date: 14-03-2014 | Category Mumbai

Over 1,400 schools in Mumbai sans water, toilets

Mumbai, March 13, 2014: The Right to Education (RTE) Act came into effect across the country in 2010, but its proper implementation is still a distant reality in the state. Forget quality education, schools in Maharashtra are struggling to provide even....
Posted Date: 13-03-2014 | Category Mumbai

Three new projects receive funding to improve safe sanitation

Mumbai, March 12, 2014: Three projects have received funding support from the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, created last year by the Asian Development Bank, in recognition that complex urban and coastal environments require new ....
Posted Date: 12-03-2014 | Category Mumbai

Eco-friendly developement plans for 2,000 villages in Aurangabad

Aurangabad, Feb 12, 2014: In a bid to make villages sustainable, the Aurangabad divisional commissionorate for the first time has undertaken the task of making eco-friendly development plans for them in tune with the needs of villagers. ....
Posted Date: 12-02-2014 | Category Mumbai

Goa CM opens Calangute beach promenade, toilet facilities

Calangute, Goa, Feb 4, 2014: "Nobody should take the law in their own hands. Atithi Devo Bhavo - our guest is like a god," chief minister Manohar Parrikar said at Calangute on Monday evening during the inaugural function of the Calangute beach promenade.....
Posted Date: 04-02-2014 | Category Goa

Parents reluctant to send girls to schools without toilets

Nagpur, Jan 24, 2014: Hygiene and sanitation in schools is a major issue, especially when it comes to institutions run either directly by the government or aided by it. Lack of funds and improper implementation of plans have caused schools....
Posted Date: 24-01-2014 | Category Nagpur

More girls dropped out in 2013 says ASER 2013 Report

Pune, Jan 17, 2014: The emphasis on school infrastructure as per the Right to Education Act notwithstanding, the dropout rate among girls in the 7-16 age group shot up last year, when over 14% girls went missing from schools in rural parts of Maharashtra....
Posted Date: 17-01-2014 | Category Pune

Loo and behold: Two toilets reunite couple

Indore, Jan 12, 2014: Absence of a toilet and utter humiliation of defecating in open, brought the eight-year-old wedlock of a dalit couple Dev Karan and Savita on the brink of total collapse in Mundlana village of Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district.....