Reaching the unserved in cities
The failure in India is the major reason why the UN cannot meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving
the 2.6 billion in the world without sanitation by 2015. South Asian countries resolve to try harder.
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Badaun cleans up its act
The Badaun district administration in U.P. is on a war-footing to convert all dry toilets and
rehabilitate manual scavengers before the end of the year. Over 1600 scavengers have been
The right to water: long road ahead
Judging by the 16 years it took for the right to education to be legislated, the right to water and sanitation is a long way off. But there is
much to be learned from the efforts of NGOs, meanwhile.
Incredible Medepally: so clean and green
No other village is more eco-friendly than this one in Andhra Pradesh. From 100-per cent toilet
coverage to rain water harvesting; from soak pits in every house to clean streets.
In Kurukshetra, a new victory
Three villages in Haryana have received the central government's Nirmal Gram Puruskar for ensuring that no one, not
even a child, defecates in the open.
WATER AND SANITATION
Taking stock of watsan
India's progress on ensuring water and sanitation for all its citizens is painfully slow; indeed, the country now lags neighbours Pakistan and
Bangladesh on this front.
A model for sanitation for the urban poor
A systematic, participatory effort to map and understand the need for sanitation in Sangli's slums has helped Shelter Associates bring about a change.
Slow progress towards sanitation
At an international forum earlier this month, government claims of progress on providing water and sanitation were challenged by a number of NGOs.