What is the News? The Ministry of Jal Shakti has presided over the e-launch of Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021. About Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 is organized by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase -II. Aim: To support the acceleration… Continue reading Ministry of Jal Shakti launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021
Synopsis: Understand how the interplay of food and hygiene are important for complete nutrition. Introduction Of all the problems confronting the youth, nutritional insecurity is the worst. It has the power to cripple the future of an entire generation. Numerous reports have pointed to the dismal state of nutritional status of the children in India.… Continue reading To tackle nutrition challenges, we must also address sanitation issues
Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the issues surrounding the ecosystem handling the manual scavengers. Uncounted deaths of Sanitation workers There have been over a million uncounted deaths in the last 50 years in India. Many of which occurred during the Corona pandemic. This can be understood from the following data. In the last 5… Continue reading Why are so many sanitation workers deaths uncounted?
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently released, a Joint Monitoring Programme report titled, “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2000-2017: Special focus on inequalities”. According to the report, India has made significant progress in providing basic sanitation facilities since 2000. India accounts for two thirds of the… Continue reading Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report
An analysis of the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19 data conducted by The Hindu has revealed that only 26.6% of rural households use the twin-pit system to dispose of excreta from their toilets. According to the analysis, 28% of toilets are connected to a septic tank with a soak pit and 6% to a… Continue reading Only 26% of rural toilets use twin-leach pits, finds survey
In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’ News: 1. A Study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed concern over the sewerage system and wastewater management in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Important Facts: Findings of the study: According to CSE, onsite sanitation systems such as septic tanks or… Continue reading In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’
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