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The city development planning and judicious resource allocation in most of the cities in South Asian countries is a big challenge. Among the basic amenities, water and sanitation remained the core concern that lead to health problems,…Continue
Added by K N Vajpai on March 23, 2011 at 13:05 — No Comments
You might have come across, as I, the ‘social values’ and ‘environmental ethics’, while your interaction with people in various organizations and institutions across development sector (d-sector)…Continue
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There are instances when we come through important and practicalthoughts and ideas in profession, while on other hand we come acrossgeneric statements as well.
I was going through a note from an important consultation approachpaper titled ‘Inputs from the Civil Society Consultations on RuralWater and Sanitation for the Approach Paper to Planning Commission’s12th Five Year Plan’, that lead me to read the document at http://bit.ly/i21ppX. The approach…Continue
In context to the development and devolution processes in India, year 2010 has been observed as ‘Year of Gram Sabha’ (Village Committee), in realizing the mandate of self-governance, transparent and accountable functioning of our Gram Panchayats (PRI). Over a decade of constitutionally mandated Panchayati Raj (Village Governance) it had first time over one million women (in 2006) as elected representatives.
I will also take note from one of the very interesting studies carried out…
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Oblivious of government's own National Groundwater Recharge Master…
Added by K N Vajpai on April 10, 2010 at 4:27 — No Comments
By Sudhirendar Sharma 25 Mar 2010
With the world water day gone by and a hot summer in the waiting, the case of groundwater anarchy should be back into contention.
With such exploitation, can we save groundwater reserves from depletion?
That the country’s groundwater reserves have shrunk beyond redemption is no…Continue
Added by K N Vajpai on April 4, 2010 at 6:00 — No Comments
ASHWAS an Example of Unscientific Survey
Added by K N Vajpai on March 5, 2010 at 4:09 — No Comments
K.Indrani and Sanjay, the female and male supervisors of a local NGO, accompanied me to Chaukidar cluster in Padharapura in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh state in India.
Here, we met a 13-year-old girl Janglee and a boy, 7-year-old Kamal. Both are physically and mentally disabled, and could not even stand on their own for long. Janglee and Kamal cannot play with friends and they move around in acute pain in the…Continue
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