Headlines from the weekend

Here are some stories from various news sources:

Gender inequality and the lack of sanitation and drinking water are woven into a vicious trap. As women and their daughters spend hours collecting water, they cannot go to school, work and earn; while poor sanitation lead to ill health and loss of privacy. WaterAid is working to make women’s voices heard in the politics of water.

A National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), which will monitor and improve the health of 22 crore people living in urban slums in 429 cities and towns, will be launched in May.

Leading power equipment manufacturer, OSRAM, on Thursday announced that it had joined hands with the largest German power generation company RWE to launch their first energy efficiency project in India based on the Kyoto Protocol guidelines at a cost of 150 million Euros.

CFLs to replace incandescent bulbs in pilot project

From the Hindu:

BANGALORE: The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) is in the process of launching an ambitious energy conservation project for the replacement of incandescent bulbs in households with highly energy-efficient Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs).

The pilot project, which will be taken up in Bangalore Rural district, envisages the replacement of a maximum of four incandescent bulbs in each house, adding up to five lakh bulbs. The project is expected to begin in a month.

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