A new WSP report, Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 Districts in India, finds that when higher quality of service delivery processes are adopted at the district level, it is more likely that households to sustain behaviors linked to toilet usage and safe disposal of child feces.
Urban transport has increasingly played a key role in making rapidly growing cities livable and sustainable. Sensitivity to local context and scientific evaluation of available alternatives lies at the core of an efficient public transport system.
One of the major problems being faced by cities and towns relate to management of municipal solid waste (MSW). Waste quantities are increasing and municipal authorities are not able to upgrade or scale up the facilities required for proper management of such wastes. In many cities and towns, garbage is littered on roads and foot-paths.
This publication of the Central Statistics Office presents data on the status of six infrastructure sub sectors- Transport, Energy, Communication, Drinking Water and sanitation, Irrigation Storage of each state.
This paper by CACP shows that direct transfer of food and fertilizer subsidies in cash to targeted beneficiaries has the potential to save almost Rs 60,000 crores, without any major adverse impact on the beneficiaries.
Though Mercury happens to be the most potent and toxic contaminant across the globe it is very rarely seen and understood in its correct perspective. One of the important reasons behind this happens to be lack of information and awareness on the issue, which leads to non-engagement by all the stakeholders.
Read the response of Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) to pesticide industry advertisement published in the guise of public interest appeal in a major national daily. CSE claims that Centre for Environment & Agrochemicals has made several scurrilous and baseless statements against it.