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Niligiris' journey to being ODF led to it embracing organic farming
The hill district witnesses a successful example of closing the nutrient loop in a sustainable way
Sewers are gas chambers where manual scavengers are sent to die: SC
Apex court comes down heavily on govt on the issue of manual scavenging
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 20, 2019)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Findings of annual rural sanitation survey questionable
The claim of 96.5 per cent rural households having access to toilets with potential usage is somewhat doubtful, especially in a scenario where …
Dalit activists, leaders decry Prime Minister’s ‘Christ-like’ act
It is just a gimmick to fool Dalits whereas their real problems are unaddressed, they say
10 good news we got in 2018
As this year nears its end, here’s a look at stories by Down To Earth that brought some relief to an otherwise climate change-ravaged period
Govt notifies groundwater rules, fails to address major concerns
There’s neither a limit on reusing water extracted by industries, nor is there any clause making them recharge groundwater sources
Manual scavenging: Non-existent for govt, yet people die 30-ft under ground
The recent deaths of five manual scavengers again raises the question of how far will India let this problem go
East Africa 77 years behind schedule for achieving universal access to sanitation
At current rate of progress, universal access to safely-managed sanitation, aim of the Sustainable Development Goals won’t be achieved …
‘Recognise small-scale sanitation as a viable alternative’
Study reveals findings about small-scale Sewage Treatment Plants
In Parliament on March 9, 2017
From illegal mining, Ganga's pollutant and their regulation, to the disposal of solid waste, many environment-related issues were raised in the …
Water-sensitive innovations to transform health of slums and environment
A five-year project announced today will implement an innovative water-sensitive approach tailored to informal settlements. The goal is to …
In Parliament on November 24, 2016
Here’s a round-up of environmental and developmental issues that were discussed and debated in the Lok Sabha
Could bio-toilets solve India's sanitation problems and save the Yamuna river?
The Indian Railways is now adopting bio-toilets in recognition of their affordability, ease of maintenance and water savings
Improved water supply needed to reduce child mortality linked to sanitation: WHO
The study observes a general gradual decline in malnutrition with increasing access to water soruces
A victim of urbanisation
Ways of lfie in rural and urban India
Basic services can work against poverty but are usually elusive, shows the latest World Development Report
How clean is my country?
A collation of statistics on population density, water, sanitation and hygiene for 100 countries throws up disturbing trends
"Ecosan is not a second-rate approach"
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) related to sanitation rely on flushing systems. Uno Winblad, senior adviser, Stockholm Environment …
A long road ahead
Despite its vast numbers of scientists and research institutes, Indian science has always fared poorly on the global front. Several reasons have …
The torrid charm of being a UP politician
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has resigned. She's ended, as a newspaper put it, her "third honeymoon" with the Bharatiya Janata Party, a …