If you do not know how municipal service works in other countries you might take for granted what you have. The same happens with solid waste management. In Germany the only thing you have to do is to separate your waste at home, put it into the correct bin which you will normally find in the cellar or garden and finally open the door when the garbage collector is ringing the bell. Usually, you will neither have to overcome a distance of a few hundred meters nor will you get in contact with waste on the road or with the smell related to it. Read more »
Every morning you can see children, women and men on both sites of the holy Ganges perform rituals by holding the sacred water of the goddess in their hands and pray. To hold the holy goddess in his hands no Hindu dares to lie or be deceitful and disabuses them of all their sins. Read more »
The blog entry before shows how the inhabitants of a settlement in Hyderabad regularly check the water that is provided to them on their own. This community action helps them to complain in front of officials and pressurize the government to improve the water supply infrastructure (see here). This blog entry now will give a more general overview on how the different water supply sources of a marginalized settlement might get contaminated. Read more »
If you take a closer look towards the different wards of Hyderabad you will find a lot of poor areas. One of them is the slum area Rasoolpura. Besides a lot of other difficulties one of the major problems is the health situation. In fact a lot of diseases are waterborne and depending on polluted water. Read more »
About the importance of environmental education and awareness.
After 10 days of staying in Hyderabad, Irealized that observations about India which I read and heard about before my arrival have fateful consequences: A lot of Indians never consider the way their individual actions impact on the environment. Read more »