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Tag: Sanitation

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27 lakh households in Odisha have no access to sufficient drinking water: NSSO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is seemingly thirsty for water! A whopping 25 lakh rural households and a high of 1.85 lakh urban households fail to get even sufficient drinking water throughout the year. The findings of the recently released National Sample Survey (NSS) report on Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Conditions in India prick the water […]

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Uncleared garbage chokes Millennium City

Cuttack: Heaps of garbage piling on the roads tells the deplorable condition of sanitation in the Millennium City. Stinking smell around the city makes life miserable for denizens as neither drains are being cleaned nor garbage is being lifted. It seems the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has become mute spectator to the poor sanitation condition. […]

More trees can reduce diarrhoeal disease in rural kids

New York: When it comes to sanitation, trees may not be more important than toilets, but a study of 300,000 children in 35 nations has found that increasing tree cover in watersheds can reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease, which has many causes, including waterborne pathogens. Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death […]

Dumping garbage outside Collector’s office Cong activists protest apathy

Nabarangpur: After months of complaints fell on deaf ears, the Congress activists of Nabarangpur district on Saturday staged an agitation and blocked roads demanding sanitation and resolving the garbage dumping issue in the area. They also went on to dump garbage of the town right outside the collector’s office. Alleging negligence by officials concerned, the […]

Six proposals get Cabinet nod; LI projects to be named after Parbati Giri

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today approved six proposals. Talking to media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the Cabinet decided to name all Lift Irrigation (LI) projects after eminent female freedom fighter Parbati Giri, nicknamed as Mother Teresa […]

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Odisha to be open defecation free state by Oct 2019

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will become open defecation free staste by October 2019, informed secretary of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation department, Prameswaram Iyer while reviewing the implementation of Swachh Bharat mission in Rural Odisha. Iyer also informed that target has been set to make Deogarh open defecation free by December 2016, and Balasore by March 2017. […]

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NSSO sanitation survey: Odisha among top 5 dirtiest States

New Delhi: Sikkim has been adjudged as the cleanest State on the condition of sanitation in rural areas of 26 States, while Odisha has ranked 24th , according to a survey by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO). The report of the survey, conducted last year was released by Union Rural Development minister Narendra Singh Tomar […]

National conclave in state capital on how to nourish tribal children

Bhubaneswar: A national conclave would be held here next month to work out strategies for properly nourishing tribal children who suffer from chronic under-nutrition. The two-day conclave, being organised by Union Tribal Affairs Ministry, Government of Odisha and UNICEF from January 15, would provide a platform for identifying gaps and finding innovative solutions to under-nutrition, […]

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