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CSR Conclave lays Stress on use of Sanitary Napkins by Women

A day-long conclave of social activists organized here saw participants laying emphasis on the use of sanitary napkin by women. The conclave was organised by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cell of Vadodara district Collectorate, in collaboration with the Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI). "Several important prominent figures like social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, former MP...

Continuing To Fight the Good Fight

One of the new buzz words currently in our country today is Swach Bharat. A variety of individuals, NGOs, organizations, private players, start-ups and more are pledging their hours and money into it.  With the Prime Minister inviting people to participate in the drive, the Swachhta Abhiyan has turned into a National Movement. A...

Corporate companies can allot 2% of profits for hospital bills of needy: High Court

The Bombay High Court on Thursday suggested corporate companies to allot 2% of their profits towards settling hospital bills of patients who cannot afford to pay. The suggestion was made by a division bench of justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere while hearing a petition filed by a man named Sanjay Prajapati urging...

Ensure Toilet In Home To Get Salary: Ajay Kumar Upadhayay, Gonda, UP Collector To Staff

GONDA, UTTAR PRADESH:  In a move to curb open defecation in Gonda, District Magistrate Ajay Kumar Upadhayay announced that government employees and officials without a toilet in their homes will be denied salaries from next month. Taking part in a workshop conducted in association with the World Bank, Mr Upadhayay said he has asked government employees...

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...
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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.

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