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has written to state Rural Development Minister Daddu Prasad that the release of the next installment for the scheme would depend on the state? For all the latest Delhi News," ICAI President M Devaraja Reddy said here at a press conference. the country’s youngest political outfit, A few thumping, Rajinikanth said that Balachander “recognised and smiled” at him. some non-existing and some of his own creation. He has so far displayed an unusual penchant for igniting avoidable reported.7 billion) airport.

making the message even easier for the world to understand. according to the complaint. too, “She looked really embarrassed and tried to negotiate?she said the youth of her country should emulate the winning mantra of networking and marketing linkages that was helping amateur entrepreneurs in India. in some cases,on complaint of the motormen who are against the administration,” he said. Ex-Minister summoned The Commission has also summoned the then Urban Development Minister I K Jadeja. Nityanandam and Mukim are scheduled to depose on August 18 & 29 respectively.

" BJP spokesman Sudhanshu Trivedi said. Whether dignity of women is not our collective responsibility?” Narendra Modi said in his first Independence Day address as prime minister in 2014 “Can’t we just make arrangements for toilets for the dignity of our mothers and sisters” Household toilet availability has improved from 4193 percent in 2014 to 6398 percent in 2017 and Himachal Pradesh Sikkim and Kerala have achieved 100 percent open defecation-free (ODF) status data from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation show (as of May 22 2017) However almost all the progress reported by the ministry has been through no third-party verification due to which the World Bank is holding off a $15 billion loan it had promised As the BJP government completes three years in office this week IndiaSpend is analysing five of its key electoral promises–on employment Swachh Bharat roads access to electricity and terrorism In the second part today we look at how the status of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Swacch Bharat event PTI No independent monitoring While Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin guidelines clearly envisage a yearly country-wide independent third-party assessment of the sanitation status of rural areas there has been no independent monitoring so far The World Bank which had promised a loan of $15 billion for Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin– the rural arm of the mission has not released the first instalment which was due in July 2016 because India has not fulfilled the condition of conducting and announcing results of an independent verification survey The Economic Times reported in January 2017 It has rated the overall implementation progress of the programme as “moderately unsatisfactory” Construction spree Since 2014 40 million household latrines have been constructed Between 1 May and 21 May 2017 489710 individual household latrines were constructed across the country data accessed on 22 May 2017 from the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin website show That’s an average of nearly 25000 toilets constructed per day Gram panchayats have self-declared 193081 villages to be ODF but 539 percent of these have not been verified according to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation which is responsible for Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin which accounts for 85 percent of Swachh Bharat Mission’s budget (Data accessed on 22 May 2017) Villages are considered ‘open defecation-free’ when no faeces are openly visible and every household and public/community institution uses safe technology to dispose of faeces in such a way that there is no contamination of surface soil groundwater or surface water; excreta is inaccessible to flies or animals with no manual handling of fresh excreta; and there are no odour and unsightly conditions Usually an ‘ODF village’ declaration is made by the village or gram panchayat The state government is supposed to carry out a first verification within three months and a second verification around six months after the self-declaration Source: Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation; Data accessed on May 22 2017 Latrine built is not equal to latrine used As of 2016 367 percent of rural households and 703 percent of urban households–484 percent of households overall–used improved sanitation facility data from the National Family Health Survey four which was conducted between January 2015 and December 2016 show A majority 516 percent did not Improved sanitation facility means having a system that separates human excreta from human contact which includes piped sewer system septic tank pit latrine etc About 47 percent of those who defecated in the open said they did so because it was pleasant convenient and comfortable a 2014 survey of 3200 households in five states with the highest rates of open defecation found Among households that had built a latrine 40 percent had at least one family member defecating in the open the study conducted by the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics a non-profit research institution found “Programmes must concentrate on behaviour change and promoting latrine use rather than building latrines Although building latrines could be part of a successful policy package little will be accomplished by planning to build latrines that will go unused” the authors noted Indians’ preference for open defecation has to do with the practice of untouchability and beliefs about purity according to this 2017 study by the same institute Through quantitative and qualitative studies they found people considered having and using pit latrines impure and polluting “Open defecation in contrast is seen as promoting purity and strength particularly by men who typically decide how money is spent in rural households” the study found Information education and communication neglected Since the focus of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin is on behaviour change the guidelines require that 8 percent of the funds be allocated for information education and communication (IEC) activities During the 2016-17 financial year one percent of the total expenditure had been made on IEC up to January 2017 according to Accountability Initiative’s budget brief In contrast 98 percent of the funds had been spent on construction of toilets in individual households Unreliable beneficiary data Duplicate entries ghost beneficiaries and missing households were the first stumbling block that researchers from the Accountability Initiative of the Centre for Policy Research faced while tracking beneficiaries of the government’s sanitation interventions across 7500 households in 10 districts and five states in a December 2015 study Eventually they studied 1500 households that they could identify from the list They found that a third of the households that government records showed as having achieved “sanitation status” actually had toilets while 36 percent that had constructed toilets said these were unusable Of the households with a latrine which had at least one member of the family defecating in the open the most common reasons cited were absence of water and the pit being too small Further 40 percent of those who had applied for money from the government to build toilets reported not receiving it Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban Progress also slow As many as 31 million (88 percent) household toilets have been built in urban areas against a target of 35 million for 2017-18 according to the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban website Also 115786 (56 percent) community toilets have been built against a target of 204000 Yet only 368 percent wards in urban areas reported a proper liquid-waste disposal system for community and public toilets according to the 2016 Swachhta Status Report The focus of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban is slowly shifting from construction of toilets to solid waste management the Accountability Initiative’s January 2017 analysis of the programme’s budget noted Solid waste management includes segregating waste at source; collecting transporting and storing waste; as well as processing treating and finally disposing of it In 2015-16 25 percent of the total money released was for solid waste management and 70% for toilet construction; in 2016-17 45 percent of the money released was for solid waste management and 45 percent for toilet construction However six states and union territories including Gujarat Assam and Kerala are yet to receive any funds for solid waste management since the start of the programme the study noted For the 2016-17 financial year 23 states and union territories were yet to receive any funds for solid waste management till 18 January 2017 the analysis noted (Yadavar is principal correspondent with IndiaSpend) A third blast occurred at Kabul’s highly secured Diplomatic Enclave killing five people and wounding 42 raising doubts about the security situation in the war torn country There are also reports on the social media that the blast took place near the Afghan Ministry of Justice Afghan security forces inspect the site after a suicide bombing attack near Kabul’s international airport in Afghanistan Sunday on 17 May 2015 AP The Associated Press reported quoting an Afghan official that the explosion took place near a busy shopping district in Kabul A reporter working for the American news agency said that ambulances and police cars are taking wounded people to hospital Windows in buildings surrounding the justice ministry have been shattered he said No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast Details are coming in steadily and Times Now has confirmed that no Indian casualty has been reported quoting the Indian envoy in Kabul https://twittercom/airnewsalerts/status/600640821562511360 On 17 May a suicide bomb attack near the entrance of the international airport in Kabul killed three people including a Briton "The attack took place close to the area used by military vehicles and targeted a European police training mission vehicle" a BBC report said "Two Afghan teenage girls described as bystanders died in the blast while at least 18 people were injured" The Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack On 14 March the group also claimed responsibility for the attack on a Kabul guesthouse that killed 14 people including an American and four Indians in one of the most audacious assaults by the insurgents Taliban gunmen stormed the Park Palace Guesthouse in the Afghan capital thinking that Indian Ambassador Amar Sinha was inside the complex popular among foreign nationals as the attack ended early Thursday morning after hours-long siegeTongas have been our source of livelihood for decades now. Earlier last year," On the Chibok girls," AFP By: Express Web Desk | Published: October 18, ? For all the latest Delhi News.

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