Issue Date: May 15, 2013
One-third of the world’s population, about 2.4 billion people, will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a report recently published jointly by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF). The report says that three south Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal have shown significant improvement in the past 20 years. In India, however, more than the quarter of the population still practices open defecation.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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