Browsing All posts tagged under »Sanitation«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Re-Viewing JMP On MDGs

March 30, 2011

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This article discusses the present Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) that tells us about Drinking Water and Sanitation Status in a particular country. It has been observed that the estimation methodology or monitoring strategy of JMP needs to be thoroughly reviewed, given that there are no exclusive surveys carried out for Water and Sanitation purpose in […]