Usha Raghupathi from the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has pointed out that 600 million individuals in India are using open spaces for defecation. This generates 65 million kilograms of human waste every single day which is released into the environment.
The Government of India is now focusing on cleaning up the cities. This is an adaptation measure rather than one designed as a programme to deal with climate change. But the focus on sanitation and solid/liquid waste will help build the city resilience from climate change impacts.
What does your government do to build city resilience through water and sanitation?
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