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Sanitation is one of the most pressing global challenges that the world faces today. Despite significant advancements in coverage since the 1990s, a vast proportion of the global population still lacks access to safe sanitation. Almost 2.3 billion people still do not have access to sanitation and 892 million still defecate in the open.

With a colourful facelift of 18,132 toilets in rural areas, Karnal district has secured first position in the state in the ‘Swachh Sundar Shauchalaya’ (clean beautiful toilet) contest that lasted f

The establishment of SDG 6, Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, reflects the increased attention on water and sanitation issues in the global political agenda.

The Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic (PD) in Niger is part of a global initiative to improve evidence on the linkages between WASH and poverty.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan & Others Vs Madhumangal Shukla & Others dated 21/01/2019 regarding dumping of municipal waste at Vrindavan and on the banks of the Yamuna. The National Green Tribunal in its order had issued costs for non-compliance with its previous orders in regard to regulating the dumping of municipal waste at Vrindavan.

Moroto — In Karamoja Sub-region, the culture of open defecation is a common practice due to lack of toilets.

Every first Friday of each month has been declared as a “national clean-up day” by Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Bapuli Vs State of Haryana dated 02/01/2019 regarding untreated drain water is being discharged into the Municipal Corporation Faridabad land in Sector 91, Surya Nagar, Phase – II, Faridabad having potential for causing diseases.

To achieve “Swachh Bharat” by October 2, 2019, the main objectives of the SBM(G) are as under: Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas, by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation; Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019;

This Report of the Standing Committee on Rural Development (2018-19) deals with the action taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations contained in their Fifty-first Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on "Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) in States/UTs" of the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.