Drinking Water & Sanitation Statistics

The UN suggests that each person needs 20-50 litres of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Source: World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don....
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MDG Sanitation Targets and Where Are We...

MDG Sanitation Targets and Where Are We...

The world is still on track for reaching the MDG drinking water target, but the trend appears to be deteriorating. On current trends, the world will miss the sanitation target by more than half a billion people. See below (Source: WHO & UNICEF) ....
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Sanitation: A Statistical Overview

A recent study by the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank estimates that inadequate sanitation costs India the equivalent of 6.4% of its GDP. As of February 2011, 31% of rural households in India do not have toilets. A 2008 Unicef study points ....
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All you needed to know about the RTE

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, or Right to Education Act (RTE), was hailed as a landmark bill in 2009 when it was passed by parliament August 4 2009. The Act dictates that all children between the ages of 6 and 14....
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Human Rights to Water & Sanitation FAQs

Human Rights to Water & Sanitation FAQs

In the course of 2010, the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation. It is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living as stipulated in Art. 11 of the International Covenan....
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Sanitation FAQs

1. What are the Rural Sanitation programs implemented by MoRD? Government of India had launched Central Rural Sanitation Program (CRSP) in the year 1986 with the objective of accelerating sanitation coverage in rural areas.....
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Disaster management awareness for self-help group members

Disaster management is the keyword today with earthquakes, tsunami, drowning or floods having a tell-tale impact on the lives of people and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation chose to impart training to members of self-help groups in the city to overcome ....
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India to link caste, religion to poverty survey

For the first time, India aims to combine a survey of the population living below the poverty line with information about caste and religion, providing hard data to support or undermine the widely held perception that for many Indians, social background....
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Poverty, Women and Children

Unfortunately, women are the victims of poverty. The reason behind it is that, most women are not direct earners. The dwellers in poverty-stricken areas do not have adequate sewerage system. Safe water is scarce. Many people spend nights in a single room ....
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