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CHARMINAR: Even as anti-fogging and anti-larval operations are being carried out, there has been an alarming rise in malaria and dengue cases in the Old City.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday expressed concern over sporadic reports of dengue and chikungunya at the beginning of this year, wondering what will happen when the monsoon draws near.

A High Level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor has issued a New Agenda for Water Action calling for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG6, can be achieved.

About $8 billion needs to be invested annually in providing potable water in Nigeria, if the country must achieve Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

More than 1.3 million Rwandans will have full access to clean water and better sanitation services following the signing of a new financing deal yesterday.

Federal Ministry of Water Resources has disclosed that Nigeria has the highest number of persons, who practice open defecation with an estimate of over 46 million.

Early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals confirms an alarming lack of data in 64 countries, as well as insufficient progress toward the SDGs for another 37 countries where the data can be tracked.

Eleven people have been jailed one-month each for breaching sanitation laws in the Kumasi Metropolis.

The Government of India’s NFHS–4 offers the best new data on open defecation in rural India to be eleased in over a decade. Although open defecation has become less common than it was 10 years ago, it is still highly prevalent, with more than half of rural households reporting open defecation. On average, change has been slow, even during the period of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The paper draws significant inputs and builds on the thematic Sector Financing WASH paper prepared by the Secretariat for SACOSAN VII, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan.

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