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May 25, 2018
Odisha targets to achieve 'Open Defecation Free' status by 2018: Panchayat bodies, SHGs to be involvedOdisha government has said the state has registered a substantial progress in toilet coverage under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' (SBM) and set a target to achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by the end of 2018.
May 24, 2018
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ground reality: Painting, remodelling of toilets sparks sanitation revolution in OdishaOdisha, which has an abysmal record when it comes to access to toilets, has seen some startling success stories from a few villages of this laggard state.
May 18, 2018
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ground realities expose poor sanitation coverage, hyped 'open-defecation free' claims by districtsFour years into Swachh Bharat, districts have been vying to declare themselves open-defecation free, but only on basis of number of toilets built, not usage
Apr 28, 2018
Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi 'clarifies' order linking free rice distribution with Swachh Bharat campaign after public outragePuducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi announced an order for the union territory, which would halt free rice distribution to the poor if their villages are not free of open defecation and garbage
Apr 25, 2018
Haryana is open defecation free, on paper: Ground report shows public ignorance, state apathy failed mission in equal measureOn examining the claim, Firstpost found that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a distant dream in Haryana.
Apr 19, 2018
Maharashtra govt's claim of rural areas being open defecation-free is baseless, says NCPThe NCP on Thursday dismissed as "baseless" the Maharashtra government's claim that the rural areas of the state have become open defecation-free.
Apr 18, 2018
Devendra Fadnavis declares rural Maharashtra open defecation-free, says state built highest number of toiletsMaharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday declared rural areas of the state open defecation-free and claimed the state has constructed the highest number of toilets in the country.
Apr 17, 2018
Bihar woman sells cow to construct toilet at home in Gaya's Tewarichaak villageA poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Gaya district sold her cow to construct a toilet at her house. Tetri Devi, in her late 60s, sold the cow which was the only source of livelihood for her family.
Mar 28, 2018
93% rural households with access to toilets use them, reveals national sanitation surveyOver 93 percent rural households which have access to toilets are using them and about 77 percent of houses in such areas have got toilets, the government-sponsored National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) revealed.
Jan 21, 2018
Swachh Bharat Mission: Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction, builds 42.72 lakh household toiletsMaharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centre's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme