Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], June 19 (ANI): Our existence is connected with water and is vital to our cleanliness.Safe drinking water and sanitation are issues related to human rights, but the pictures of Parra village in Palera block of Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh show a serious picture of severe water crisis and cleanliness in our country.Nearly 600 families of this village, battling unprecedented water scarcity, are using the septic tank of toilets built under Swachh Bharat Mission to store drinking water.In the village of Ramnagar, Majhgawah tehsil, of Satna district, the only water source is five kilometers away from the village on which the people are dependent for all their water needs.According to the DB Post newspaper, women have to walk thirty kilometers, in which fifteen kilometers journey is with the burden of water. This has a very adverse effect on pregnant women.Most of the women of the village either have an abortion or have lost their child. Similarly, in … [Read more...] about A dream of clean water and clean India for all
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As the city gears up to elect a new government on Wednesday, activists across Mumbai have been urging citizens to come out and vote in large numbers. Apart from asking voters to exercise their rights, the volunteer groups will also help voters locate polling booths and ferry them across to the those locations. Sanitation activists leading the ‘Right to pee’ campaign have been urging women from slums to cast their votes in majority. Claiming that a majority of women from slums vote for the candidate that their family chose, the 12-member team have been asking women to make an assessment of the candidates in their constituency themselves. The team has visited the slums of Bhiwandi, Mankhurd, Vashi naka, Kandivali, Malad, Jogeshwari and Santacruz. Mumtaz Shaikh, an activist, said, “We have been visiting most places where we have already worked. We are asking women to make their own choices, depending on the work and vision of the candidates in their area. In Kandivali, … [Read more...] about Election Commission aims Mission 70%, activists to ferry elderly to poll booths
Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore spoke with three investment advisors to find out how the government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will help curb the creation and flow of black money into the Indian economy. The War on Big Notes While all three investment advisers said it was a superb move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will stem the creation of black money in the long run, one of them, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he was pretty sure that those with dollops of black money would find ingenious ways to launder their money in the 50-day window that the government has provided before the existing series of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes are completely purged from the system. Read what this sceptic has to say about the demonetisation and its impact on black money: Impact on the creation of black money Those who are hoarding piles of cash, I do not know how it will impact them, but this decision will inconvenience small traders, vegetable sellers and … [Read more...] about You can still convert your black money into white!