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60% rural India lives on less than Rs 35 a day: NSSO Report

About 60 per cent of the population in rural India lives on less than `35 a day while nearly as many of the city population sustain on only `66 a day, according to the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).

CSO role indispensable in bridging the grassroots - government divide

Lajana Manandhar, National Convenor, FAN Nepal and the Executive Director at Lumanti Support Group for Shelter attended the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting. She tells us about the meeting of Water, Sanitation, Environment and Health Ministers from Africa and Asia that took place from 19-20 April 2012 in Washington DC.

Progress at High Level Meeting of Sanitation and Water for All Partnership

The Sanitation & Water for All Partnership made good progress at its recent 'High Level Meeting' convened by UNICEF at the World Bank Spring Meeting on 20 April 2012.  Civil society advoca

Rio+20 summit briefing

Find out about Rio+20, also known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), and how FAN is involved. 

FAN Member Lajana Manandhar reports on the SWA meeting in Washington DC

Left to right: Yakub Hussain (FAN South Asia rep, Bangladesh), Rudy Amega-Etego


On 20 April 2012, hundreds of delegates from all over the world are gathering in Washington DC to take part in the ‘Sanitation and Water for All – high level meeting’.

Water, sanitation and Rio20: the importance of rights

The importance of the rights to water and sanitation for sustainable development in paramount and must be included in the solutions at Rio+20 but recently there have been attempts to weaken human rights language.

FAN members attending Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting in Washington

FAN members are taking to the global stage at the high level meeting in Washington. Yakub Hussain, FAN South Asia, and Rudy Amega-Etego, ANEW, who represent southern civil society on the Sanitation and Water for All steering committee, will attend the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting in Washington. Lajana Manandhar, FANSA Nepal, will also attend.

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