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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 […]

Patwari’ Reaches to Disaster Hit Population

July 9, 2013

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Patwari’ Reaches to Disaster Hit Population in Uttarakhand Mountain State of India After almost 20 days, since flash flood disaster hit Kedarnath valley in Uttarakhand, the lowest state level government functionary, responsible for maintaining land, population and other records in revenue villages, could finally reach to the areas assigned to thim. It is supposed that […]

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 […]

Water Of Disasters In India

June 10, 2013

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Officially, 22000 people died during various flood, landslide and cyclone related disasters in India during 2001-2010, lost about 10,0000 cattle, damage to 1.5 crore houses, and lost 425 lakh hectares agriculture land. In a year, on an average Indian economic loss is estimated of Rs. 800 crores due to flood, while 35 crore Indian were […]

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 […]