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Missing Links: Innovations In Sanitation Sector in India

February 11, 2014

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As we go deep in to the story of sanitation promotion in last 60+ years in India, we hardly see well developed and sustaining infrastructure on this front. On closely observing processes and progresses, one will realize that agencies working in rural sanitation promotion are more fascinated by playing with available data, to prepare presentations […]

Poor Leadership-Counting Numbers, Still!

November 19, 2013

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Another ‘day’ for recognizing toilets or ‘boasting ourselves’ ! And by the way, by whom? Also read: Misleading Facts: Still We Can Celebrate World Toilet Day Are not they in the race of promoting, recognizing and proving that their perks are worth spent, and asking for more! They range from corporations and businesses  to  NGOs and […]

Kedarnath Disaster-‘A Scientific & Administrative Failure’

October 3, 2013

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In various reports on Kedarnath disaster, it is said that unplanned development in Kedarnath city led to huge death toll. But, none of the scientific reports like from WIHG (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, based in Dehradun, India) said that it was scientific failure as well, as they could not inform about slow and abrupt […]

Aggravating-Dilemma Of Reconstruction

July 25, 2013

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Almost one and half month, since the flood led disaster hit mountain state Uttarakhand in India. Rather working on an inclusive model of reconstruction and rehabilitate, it seems the state and national governments are not in sync with local people. The ASI -Archeological Survey of India sends a team in state, that goes back without […]

Undefined Role of Regional And National Agencies In Reducing Disasters

June 23, 2013

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The Himalayan region consists of extremely fragile ecosystem, and source to 10 major Asian river systems, on which over 1.3 billion people rely for sustenance, water, livelihoods and prosperity. A recent flash flood on 16-17 June, affected over 50,000 people in the mountain state of Uttarakhand, while it is estimated that over 5000 people are […]

Defining ‘Green’ In Energy Sector

June 16, 2013

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‘Green’ norms for ‘Green’ Energy, was the title of a consultation workshop organized recently in Uttarakhand mountains by a Delhi (India) based environment organization.   Not able to understand the ‘Green’ norms and energy concept, as our mountains don’t really look ‘Green’!   A so called concept that took 20+ years, since Rio 1992, and […]

Inept Leading to Bharat Nirman

June 11, 2013

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It seems that the dynasty ruled mindset will not go from Indian minds so easily. A dynasty ruled country still believes in ‘imported’, to keep the momentum. No vision and plans for development! While there are more definitive plans to divide on ‘secularism’ and ‘communalism’ agenda. Those able to lead, were sidelined by hook or […]