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Meet Shilpika, an Indian who has come back home from London and is doing the first source to sea 2500 km expedition of river Ganga, using only a stand up paddle board. Shilpika is a water sports enthusiast and has always dreamt of navigating the pristine waters of the Ganga to witness the different facets of this magical and, meandering lifeline for millions of Indians. This was until she saw the how the mighty river was under threat due to...Read more
The Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) commitment to reduce child mortality by two-thirds led to a marked decline of 40% between 1990-2013. However, despite effective strategies to prevent newborn deaths, the Lancet reported in 2013 that out of the 6.3 million children dying before the age of 5 years in the last five years, more than 2.7 million (44%) babies died in their first four weeks of life – in the neonatal period. In India, about 0.76 million neonates die every...Read more
Ending the sanitation crisis is one of the most important developmental challenges in South Asia. India is the global capital for people practicing open defecation. Rural sanitation coverage is still around 30% (Census 2011) and the budget allocation is hardly 0.2% of our GDP. Persons with disability, women, girls and socially excluded communities are the worst sufferers of this neglect. We need to take urgent actions and spread awareness to recognize the Right to Sanitation as a fundamental constitutional right...Read more
Our star supporters WaterAid India in partnership with Global Citizen India and Ketto is running a fundraiser and asking people to support us for enabling access to water, sanitation and hygiene for people of four districts along the Ganga: Kanpur, Sahibganj, Fatehpur and Samastipur. Three of our supporters Vijeta Rao, Shreevats Pandey and Suresh B have successfully raised Rs 50,000 for our projects along the Ganga. If you’re the fastest to successfully raise funds for WaterAid India you can get free tickets to...Read more
The Simhastha Kumbh Mela is a religious gathering taking place on the banks of the river Kshipra in the city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh from 22 April to 21 May 2016. Over 50,000,000 people are expected to attend the Mela in Ujjain over the month. WaterAid India has partnered with the Ujjain Municipal Corporation to ensure the Simhastha Kumbh is a WASH success. We have set up set up a bio-digester toilet technology at the community toilet in the Dani Gate area...Read more