Bio Toilets

Bio Toilets- Towards making India an open defecation free country

Bio toilets have considerable advantages such as being highly suitable for harsh sub zero temperatures of Himalayan Region, Glaciers, Railway coaches, Buses, Highways, Remote areas, sea ports, Mining area, metro cities etc. They are also suitable for mobile applications and are maintenance free as it30

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Overview and Progress of Total Sanitation Campaign – Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

Total Sanitation Campaign is a flagship program of the Government of India. The ‘Total Sanitation Campaign’ (TSC), now rechristened after 2012 as the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), aims to accelerate the progress of sanitation in rural areas. Under NBA, projects are sanctioned taking the district30

Polio Immunisation programme

India completes three years without any polio case

India has completed three years without reporting any case of polio in January 2014. It is only the second time in the history that a disease is being eliminated in India through immunisation after small pox in May 1980. Officially the World Health Organisation (WHO)30

World Infant mortality rates in 2008

UNICEF Report on Infant Mortality Rate

According to report released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR) decreased from 61 deaths in 1990 to 37 deaths in 2011.Annual infant deaths declined from 8.4 million in 1990 to 5 million in 2011. According to the report India’s30

A demonstration to eradicate Manual Scavenging

Parliament passes Anti-Manual Scavenging Bill

The Lok Sabha passed a historic bill to put an end to manual scavenging in India. Manual Scavenging-the practice of clearing of human waste by hand from toilets is no banned and employment of scavengers is outlawed. Help will also be provided for retraining and30

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India is at 136 among 186 countries in HDI 2013

The Human Development Report 2013, named  “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” puts India at 136 position. The Human Development Index measures progress in life expectancy, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living or gross national income per30

Globalization in these changing times

Globalization as a concept has been around for the past several decades. It keeps getting in and out of focus and open to various interpretations but nonetheless has always remained relevant. It is difficult to define globalization strictly as per a simple definition and therefore30

State of the World’s Children Report- 2011

Aptly titled Adolescence- An age of opportunity, it presents the status of the most vulnerable and much neglected population, that of adolescents. The report by UNICEF mentions that India has 243 million adolescents and thus has one of the largest adolescent populations in the world.30