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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, other schemes ‘fail’ to achieve targets: CAG report

The CAG has pointed out that while the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 with an aim of 100 per cent open defecation free India by 2019, before this similar targets for eradication of open defecation were set for 2012, then to 2017 and again for 2022.

Children’s Day: Taking a glance at the health of Indian Children

This Children's Day we bring to you a III part series on issues faced by Indian Children Part I of III (Health) Children’s Day reminds of fancy dress competition and chocolate distribution at school to most of us who as kids had the privilege of enjoying education. But today when I think of Children’s Day, I...

Coimbatore Corporation to talk to corporate houses to fast track Swachh Bharat campaign

Coimbatore Corporation plans to track Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) funds allocated by corporate houses to fast track the construction of toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission. According to sources, the Corporation has sent out invites to 60 companies for a meeting on Wednesday to see if they could play a role in speeding up construction. Given...

When you work for the larger good, you’re doing good for yourself too: Anuradha Acharya

Anuradha Acharya is the CEO, Mapmygenome. She is currently serving as a governing board member at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). While speaking with The wp Journal, she expressed the need to increase awareness about health and medical issues amongst employees. Taking into consideration the health scenario of the nation, which carries...

Toilet Quality Critical: US researcher

Rob Kutter, a sustainability consultant and PhD candidate at Arizona State University lived in India for 10 months to study beneficiary participation, a process in which community members become an integral part of the solution to a development problem. Kutter studied two development projects and found that there could be a causal relationship between...

The Under-nourished Backbone of Rural India

Recently an ad on water conservation projects suggested how a middle aged woman in a village who used to walk long distances for water now could afford to use her free time to walk for fitness instead. Though work and health wise, this woman might have benefited immensely from this particular project, the situation...

Struggling To Maintain A “pH 12” Balance

The dire poverty in our country makes necessity the mother of invention. In a country where 59.2% of the population lives on less than Rs 150 a day, rural households cannot afford expensive menstrual products such as sanitary napkins. To make do with easily available and cheap material has become a way of life...

Toilets For All: It’s Time To Walk The Talk

Following the Prime Minister’s toilets-for-all clarion call, different ministries have already started drawing up blueprints with executable plans, even as government sources admit preparing a collaborative strategy to manage wp funds is proving to be a challenge.

Care For A Lemonade By ‘Mr. Failed Lemon’?

French supermarket Intermarché is making its customers laugh their way into buying a whole range of healthy but unpopular fruits and vegetables that would otherwise end up in a trash bin. The result? This sustainable supermarket is doing roaring business. Desi supermarkets, are you listening?

Talk To Me

Serial innovator Neeti Kailas has made Sohum, a device to screen deafness in newborns, portable, keeping healthcare voids of rural India in mind. It has an easy reading mechanism to make the test simple for health workers who may not be literate.

What’s in Store for Graduates in Organic Farming

As the Indira Gandhi National Open University introduces a Certificate Course in Organic Farming, here’s a look at the current demand for organic produce in India and Global markets and why there is need for Government & Corporate backing for the Indian Organic Farming dream to materialize.

Dial 108 To Live: More States To Add Unified Emergency Number?

J&K among states considering adopting GVK EMRI, India’s largest emergency management service, and part of infra major GVK’s wp activity, after service is shown to reduce maternal mortality rates in states where it is functional.

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