Shivam Jan Swasthya Evem Sarwangin Vikash Kendra a non-governmental organization (NGO) is any, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information. We are organized around specific issues, such as human rights, environment or health.
The population of India is 1027 million with approximately 28% or 285 million living in urban centres and it is expected that the share of urban population will increase to about 40% of total population by the year 2021. This is in sharp contrast to only 60 million (15 percent) who lived in urban areas in 1947 when the country became independent. During the last sixty years the population of the country has grown two and half times, while the urban India has grown by nearly five times.
The positive role of urbanization has often been over-shadowed by the deterioration in the physical environment and quality of life in the urban areas caused by widening gap between demand and supply of essential services and infrastructure. It is further associated with many problems, such as high levels of poverty, environmental stress, risks to productivity, high health costs, and lack of access to basic services, such as water supply, sanitation, and housing.
The insufficient availability of services, inadequate awareness and also poor operation and maintenance has also given rise to poor sanitation conditions. Hence, therefore, proper allocation of resources both in terms of human and monetary will improve the sanitary conditions and also awareness among people in turn improve the hygienic conditions of the city Since the level of investments and participation required for this sector i.e. on water supply, sanitation and solid waste management is of very high order, it is felt that the national level initiatives are required that would bring the Central, Stateand Local governments and on the other side Non-government organizations and public participation are also required together to ensure proper flow of necessary funds to bring about any kind of developments and improvements in these sectors to an ...Read More