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Steel can play crucial role in Jal Jeevan Mission, says Pradhan

Announced in the Union Budget, the Jal Jeevan Mission envisages to provide potable water to every rural household by 2024.

17 Jul 2019 5:58 PM

'Nal se Jal': Water, sanitation may see Rs 6.3L cr investment in next 5 yrs: report

The investments would be made in verticals such as pipes, EPC, water treatment pumps, cement, among others, according to the report.

14 Jul 2019 4:51 PM

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

The toilet crisis is most severe in parts of Africa and Asia facing extreme poverty and seeing a population boom.

19 Nov 2018 8:18 PM

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths: UN

Experts say simple solutions like medicines, clean water, electricity and vaccines can reduce the death toll.

28 Sep 2018 12:53 PM

‘3 infants die every 2 min in India’

Over 8,00,000 infants died in India in 2017, highest in the world, claims UN report.

19 Sep 2018 1:09 AM


Antibiotics consumption soars, fueling fears over superbugs

In Asia, consumption of antibiotics more than doubled in India, skyrocketed 79 percent in China and rose 65 percent in Pakistan.

28 Mar 2018 5:37 PM

Surprise check of Delhi community toilets showed illegal liquor being sold

The surprise checking was initiated following complaints of shortage of water and power at community toilets in the city.

16 Feb 2018 10:27 AM

UN envoy says Modi's Swachh Bharat mission 'faulty', Govt calls report 'rambling'

The UN expert also said both sanitation and provision of safe drinking water should be accorded equal priority.

10 Nov 2017 6:58 PM

More trees help water sanitation, reduce child deaths: study

Diarrheal disease kills more than half a million children under five each year.

09 Oct 2017 8:50 PM

More deaths linked to poor diet than any other disease, says study

Research reveals over 1.6 million people in poor countries died in 2016 from diarrhoea, while another 2.4 million from lung infections.

15 Sep 2017 9:34 AM


Misuse of public money: 16 people booked in UP for not building toilet at home

District Magistrate Anita Srivastava said that the people had been given multiple notices over a period of time to build private toilets.

09 Sep 2017 3:33 PM

Mumbai: Social activists launch 'Right to Pee' campaign for better public toilets

The campaign on social media will be followed by a signature campaign at the market before meeting civic authorities.

20 Aug 2017 7:14 PM

Vaginal bleeding taboo endangers women's health: study

Here are some of the facts women need to be aware of.

01 Aug 2017 2:23 PM

4 asphyxiated while cleaning septic tank in Delhi

Three of them were taken to the Fortis Hospital, while the other two were taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre and the Safdarjung Hospital.

15 Jul 2017 4:50 PM

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home: report

New research also reveals more than twice as many lack safe sanitation.

13 Jul 2017 6:13 PM


Toxicants linked to lipid metabolism

The study conducted in India focused on how poor waste management and sanitation practices impact public health and environment.

12 Jun 2017 9:16 AM

Sanitation top priority for her

On women security, she said that the corporation will identify dark spots and illuminate them on priority basis.

19 May 2017 2:21 AM

UP: 90-yr-old woman sells her 5 goats to construct toilet for 120-yr-old mother-in-law

Chandana said she decided to construct a toilet after her mother-in-law fell down and broke her leg while going out to defecate.

14 May 2017 6:57 PM

Delhi HC pulls up Metro over free water, sanitation

The court granted time to the petitioner to file an additional affidavit and listed the matter for August 21.

02 May 2017 2:00 AM

Most city dwellers without sanitation in India

The daily waste produced on the streets of India's towns and cities was enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming pools.

18 Nov 2016 9:36 AM