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Why expenditure on 'Swachh Bharat' is worthy and needs to be increased

Clean drinking water is essential since its scarcity is to blame for more than 500,000 deaths each year.

    Water and Sanitation

    Water and Sanitation

    Nearly half of global deaths from diarrhoea occur in India – and most of these 800,000 annual deaths are due to a lack of clean drinking water and sanitation, according to a comprehensive global study. But what policies will do the most to help? New research by Bjorn Larsen, Environmental Economist, and Independent Consultant points the way.

    Sector Expert Consultation

    On November 15th, 2017, the Sector Expert Consultation on ‘Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)’ was held at Hotel Clark Amar, Jaipur. The discussion covered diverse topics such as sustainability issues the in WASH sector, technology, behavior change and community mobilization, solid and liquid waste management, governance issues,  IEC,  and drinking water. The total number of 42 experts participated in the consultation.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to improve water and sanitation in Rajasthan compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.