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Pehel signs MoU with Gramalaya over <strong>water</strong> <strong>sanitation</strong>

Pehel signs MoU with Gramalaya over water sanitation

08 May 2014

New Delhi: Pehel: The initiative has signed an MoU with Gramalaya for technical co-operation and capacity building for the water and sanitation works in India.

Pehel,   Gramalaya,   water sanitation,   sanitation works,   Gramalaya,   Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,  
Government, World Bank ink USD 500 million loan pact

Government, World Bank ink USD 500 million loan pact

08 Feb 2014

New Delhi: The Government on Friday signed a USD 500 million loan agreement with the World Bank to improve piped water supply and sanitation services through decentralized delivery systems in the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

USD 500 million loan agreement,   World Bank,   Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS),   Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) ,   Census report,   ,  
Treated tap <strong>water</strong> accessible to only 30.8 percent of rural population

Treated tap water accessible to only 30.8 percent of rural population

12 Jan 2013

India might be recognized as world’s one of the fastest growing economies, but most of its people are destined to live without basic facilities like safe drinking water.

treated tap water,   tap water in rural India,   drinking water in rural India,   Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,   Ministry of Rural Development,  
Supply of safe <strong>drinking</strong> <strong>water</strong> a core issue: Government

Supply of safe drinking water a core issue: Government

25 Feb 2012

Identifying supply of safe drinking as a core issue, the government has said excess use of fertilisers was contributing towards contamination, which needed "prime attention."

supply of safe drinking water,   Government on drinking water issue,   drinking water issue,   Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,   National Environmental Engineering Research Institute,   NEERI,   International Water Association,   Bharat Nirman Yojana,  
Sikkim becomes first state with 100 percent <strong>sanitation</strong> coverage

Sikkim becomes first state with 100 percent sanitation coverage

09 Feb 2014

Gangtok: In a country ranked poorly on the health and environment front, Sikkim has done remarkably well to become India's first state with 100 percent sanitation coverage, according to a report of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry.

Sikkim,   sanitation coverage,   Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry,   Aanganwadi centers,   Sikkim government,  
'<strong>Sanitation</strong> should be key political agenda'

'Sanitation should be key political agenda'

18 Feb 2014

Kolkata: Deploring the ‘inadequate’ investment in India in the health sector, particularly sanitation, a top public health scientist on Tuesday criticized politicians for not making sanitation a key political agenda.

Sanitation,   health sector,   sanitation on political agenda,   safe drinking water,   Public health,  
<strong>Sanitation</strong> is India's biggest failure, says Jairam Ramesh

Sanitation is India's biggest failure, says Jairam Ramesh

26 Sep 2013

New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said poor sanitation was the one "significant failure" of Indian society, and linked it to malnutrition among children.

Sanitation,   jairam Ramesh,   malnutrition,   Indian society,   drinking water,  
Nitin Gadkari attacks Jairam Ramesh's move to converge MNREGA, NBA

Nitin Gadkari attacks Jairam Ramesh's move to converge MNREGA, NBA

25 Aug 2014

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday targeted yet another initiative taken by his predecessor Jairam Ramesh, saying the previous government's decision to have a convergence between MNREGA and toilet construction programme did not work well.

Nitin Gadkari,   Jairam Ramesh,   MNREGA,   National Conference on Sanitation,   Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation,   Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan,  
Lack of <strong>sanitation</strong> can be 'cause and effect' of poverty: India

Lack of sanitation can be 'cause and effect' of poverty: India

20 Nov 2014

United Nations: Highlighting its commitment to end practise of open defecation in the country, India has said that lack of access to basic sanitation can be both a "cause and effect" of poverty as it expressed concern over the Millenium Development Goals target on the sanitation issue.

Lack of sanitation,   cause and effect of poverty in India,   Millenium Development Goals target,   sanitation issue,   Access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities,   central to health and sustainable development,   central to eradication of poverty as well,   India's Permanent Representative to the UN,   UN Ambassador Asoke Mukerji,   socio-economic up-liftment,   physical safety and security,   ,  
4.21 crore people at risk due to chemical contamination of <strong>water</strong>

4.21 crore people at risk due to chemical contamination of water

09 Dec 2013

New Delhi: An estimated 4.21 crore population in the country may be at risk due to chemical contamination in drinking water, the government on Monday said.

Chemical contamination of water,   drinking water,   water sanitation,   Bharatsinh Solanki,   water contamination,  

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