More than half of people in rural areas still go for open defecation finds this survey on 'Swachhta' Status conducted by the NSSO during May-June 2015 covering 3,788 villages and 2,907 urban blocks.

As the world’s urban population continues to grow, health inequities - especially between the richest and poorest urban populations - are a persistent challenge according to this new report by WHO and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

NGT on March 22, 2016 appointed Rahul Khurana, Advocate present before the Tribunal as Local Commissioner and asked him to submit a comprehensive report in relation to collection, dumping, transportation and burning etc. of the municipal solid waste in Vrindavan city . 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ratneshwar Prasad Singh Vs. Banka Municipality & Ors. dated 10/03/2016 regarding illegal construction of sewerage system, Banka Municipal Council.

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Based on the experience of slum sanitation initiatives implemented in a number of urban centers in India, over the last decades, this Guide draws out the critical drivers that appear to explain some facets of successful community slum sanitation initiatives.

This report aims to highlight some of the successful financial management practices adopted by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India when implementing sewerage schemes.

The Handbook is intended to provide authentic and reliable database covering various aspects of urban sector such as urban demography, socio-economic indicators of various urban centres in the country, urban employment, public expenditure on urban development, urban transport and performance of cities under urban reform indicators.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs. District Magistrate, Ghaziabad & Ors. dated 25/02/2016 regarding public toilets to be constructed by the Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad. Application dismissed.

SHIMLA: The popular summer holiday-retreat township, also known for its Victorian architecture, is not the cleanest among all million plus and capital cities of India after all.

Mysuru in Karnataka has retained its position of the cleanest city in India, followed by Chandigarh, whereas Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, are amon