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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.