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“Water – The Most Precious Resource of the Solar System”

 “Water – The Most Precious Resource of the Solar System” By Gaurav Kashyap Gurgaon ,INDIA 21st February2014 Website: Water is Life, Water is Death! Water is one of the most precious elements of life on the planet. It is critical for satisfying the basic human needs, health, food production, energy and maintenance of regional and global ecosystems. Over 70% of the human body is made up of water, A human being may survive without food for several days but water deprivation can kill a person with in a matter of hours. Life is, therefore, tied to water, as it is tied to air and food. And food is indeed tied to water. Almost 80% of diseases in so called "developing" countries are associated with water, causing some three million early deaths. For example, 5,000 children die every day from diarrhea, or one every 17 seconds. According to the most recent UN estimate the human population of the world is expected to reach 8 billion people in th

Inadequate WASH Facilities Rising Illiteracy In INDIA

Inequality In Education According to a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, India has the highest population of illiterate adults at 287 million India has by far the largest population of illiterate adults at 287 million, amounting to 37 per cent of the global total, a United Nations report said highlighting the huge disparities existing in education levels of the country’s rich and poor. The 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report said India’s literacy rate rose from 48 per cent in 1991 to 63 per cent in 2006, the latest year it has available data, but population growth cancelled the gains so there was no change in the number of illiterate adults. India has the highest population of illiterate adults at 287 million, the report published by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation said. The report further said that the richest young women in India have already achieved universal literacy but the poo


HAND WASH & HYGIENE CAMPAIGN IN                UTTAR PRADESH HEEALS  and Soap Box carried out Hand Wash & Hygiene Campaign in 10 schools and 1 orphan home .The Ten schools were, S.D Public School , G.S Public School, Oxes Valley Public School, K.P Public School ,Sarva Shiksha Kendra ,Bharat Convent School, Kunti Memorial School, Nav Jyoti Public School, R.J.C  Public School, Scholarship School  And Arushi Orphan Home(Salam Balak Trust) All of these schools running in urban slums. There is very sharp rise in water related disease in these areas. HEEALS & Soap Box initiated this campaign to bring a behavioral change among the students to do hand wash with soap only. Hand Wash & Hygiene is very necessary for mental as well as physical development of children. Only sound & healthy children bring social, economic & political development in a nation. In order to provide healthy & sound children to the society, HEEALS & Soap Box initiated Hand Wa

“To Make Open Defecation Free Nation Join Hands With HEEALS “

Women of east Kalyanpuri Delhi have to go out to relieve themselves. A urban slum with a population of 4,ooo residents having two toilets only. There was a toilet in her area run by the civic body, now destroyed in an accident. Since then women have been going behind Shastri Park to relieve themselves. They face severe humiliation especially at night, they complained. “When people drive by the area when we are relieving ourselves, they deliberately focus the head lights at us. This happens on a daily basis,” says a resident of the area. A woman resident of Burari, another slum area, says: “We have two open toilets for 5,000 people. This area is infamous for drunkards. They know that women come to relieve themselves at night. So, they reach there before us, gather around and misbehave,” This is the story of almost all slum clusters. And their situation, according to experts, lead to various health as well as social problems. The figures vary from two toilets catering to a pop

DELHI Water Affecting People's & Nature

DELHI Water Affecting  People's & Nature Delhi Government announced almost 700 litres of water for free per household every day, according to the latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the raw water available is not enough to provide potable water to the entire population of Delhi, as per prescribed norms. Drinking water was not being distributed equitably due to a lack of reliable data on population and water supply to different areas, according to the audit report. It added that 24.8 per cent of households in the Capital were being supplied water through tankers in the absence of pipelines, with the average per capita supply at 3.82 litres per day against the prescribed norm of 172 litres. The metering of water at the consumer end was not comprehensive due to which less than 40 per cent of water produced was billed during the past three years, said the report The report observes that two dams were proposed on the Yamuna in 1994 to augment raw water in De