India on Safe Drinking Water

A commemorative postage stamp on the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD) :

International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD)Issued by India

Issued on Sep 10, 1990

Description of Design : Stamp and FDC are based on art work supplied by Min. of Agriculture. Cancellation is designed by Ms. Nenu Gupta.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Two Colour

Denomination : 400 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous Un W/M Gravure Coated Gummed stamp paper

Number Printed : 10,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

About : 

  • The International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD) had its origin at the Water Conference held at MarDelPlata in 1977 and subsequent United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 1980. About 120 developing countries have actively participated in the UNDP programme during the decade for ensuring safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.
  • As the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade draws to a close this year, many developing countries continue to search for solutions to daunting problems in providing safe drinking water and sanitation to nearly 2000 million people around the globe who are still without access to these basic life saving services. To help provide a forum for exchange of experience and to take stock of efforts made and the lessons learnt during the decade, a global consultation on Safe water and Sanitation is being held at Delhi. It shall chalk out the charter of action and frame an outlook for the future.
  • Sponsored by United Nations Development programme, the consultations will call together the representatives of developing countries, the specialised agencies including non-governmental organisations to formulate strategies for environmentally sound and sustainable water supply and sanitation services for the next 10 years. The result of the consultation will be brought to the attention of United Nations General Assembly at its 45th session in November this year. The outcome of these deliberations and the resolution expected from the United Nations aim to stimulate Governments and communities alike to give much higher priority and resources to water supply and sanitation.
  • Text: Courtesy Ministry of Agriculture.

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