Introduction and India’s Progress
It’s been a while that I wrote the blog, it’s because my focus other than my job was on Policy Advocacy Research Center’s waste management report and SDG 12 research for Sherpa Institute.
Some of you already know about this!
We celebrated international water day on 22nd March. SDG 6 deals with Clean Water. Here is a nice emoji from Good Life’s Goal.
I am becoming a fan of Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund.
According to the Factfulness the world will be no longer divided as developed or developing! Instead, it will be divided as per income levels 1, 2,3 and 4. This will also apply within the country, region, and town!
I know this is breaking all the traditional concepts, but moving ahead this is what our approach should be! Improvement from lower levels to upper levels should be our success matrix!
In this first post of the water blog series, I would like to present the idea of how drinking water looks like according to the four income levels. I would like to hear about your feedback on the images below…Do you really see this difference around?
India is progressing steadily on SDG 6, the central government is constantly making efforts to improve the KPIs at the national level.
Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
- Status: The overall proportion of Indian households with access to improved water sources increased from 68% in 1992-93 to 89.9% in 2015-16.
- Challenge: In 2015-16, 63.3% of rural households and 19.7% of urban households were not using improved sanitation facilities. According to the World Bank, over 520 million in India were defecating in the open – the highest number in the world.
- Scheme: The government has introduced several flagship programs, including the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to clean India, the National Rural Drinking Water Programme, and Namami Gange, which aims at the conservation of the River Ganga.
In the coming posts, we will look at SDG 6, inter-linkages between goal targets, how personally we can contribute to the improvement, aspects of social responsibility, corporate responsibility and other exciting stuff!
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