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Think Eat And Save

May 28, 2013

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Think . Eat . Save : The slogan for 2013’s World Environment Day that is celebrated on 5 June. Save Food Initiative is about ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ of UN to sustain 7 billion people now (9 billion by 2050), as 3rd of global food production is either wasted or lost, leading to 1 out of […]

Poorly Researched Height and Sanitation Link Study

March 15, 2013

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I was going through an article published in The Hindu, an Indian national daily, based on the study by a researcher from Princeton University’s, titled ‘The long and short of open defecation‘, that correlates height of Indian children with poor sanitation. I have a few quick reflections on this article of Dean Spears, the researcher […]

Livelihood Links to Poor Water Quality in India: Alternates

November 30, 2012

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“We had 200 vacancies, but we could not even fill even 50% of the posts,” said Group Captain T K Singha, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry Of Defense. “Most of the students failed the basic medical test because of defects in bone structure,” said an officer. “This was not visible by the naked eye, nor […]

Misleading Facts: Still We Can Celebrate World Toilet Day

November 19, 2012

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Today it’s world toilet day. The monitoring of sanitation facilities globally remained a challenge to the country governments and International agencies. It is sometime said that the cursory assessment reports (e.g. JMP-Joint Monitoring Programme) of the facts about the rural and urban sanitation scenario may lead to pressure on country governments to expedite the process […]

Decoding Corruption At Next Level

July 11, 2012

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We observe a number of cases and movements towards corruption flourishing in government agencies and corporations, as we are struggling and dealing with them for over 50+ years in India. It’s good that they are now knocked around. At next level our awakened citizens should also be concerned about the corruption flourishing in a number […]

Reassuring Guarantee For The People Of India

March 9, 2012

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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MNREGA 2005) enacted by the Government of India in 34 Indian States and Union Territories aimed at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment annually to an adult member of a rural household to do unskilled manual work. […]

Monitoring Challenges: In Water and Sanitation Sector

February 21, 2012

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We are facing a number of monitoring challenges in drinking water supply and rural sanitation in India. This generally is hampering the overall pace of water sanitation infrastructure development to achieve the targets in access to safe water and availability of sustainable sanitation. In this article I will discuss the developmental processes and monitoring systems […]