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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
Jan 05, 2018
Chandrababu Naidu says he will sit on fast to persuade people in Andhra Pradesh to construct toiletsAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has set a 31 March deadline for construction of toilets in every home in the state.
Jan 02, 2018
Maharashtra govt fixes Rs 500 fine for open defecation; spot fines also on littering and spittingOpen defecation in Maharashtra will now invite a spot fine of Rs 500, according to rules framed by the state government.
Dec 16, 2017
Centre tells Arvind Kejriwal to step up work under 'Clean India'; claims Delhi govt built only 328 public toiletsUnion Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri recently criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for under-utilising funds released under Swachh Bharat Mission to build toilets
Nov 28, 2017
War against Rotavirus to get a boost: Government introduces Rotavac vaccine in four more statesWith this, Rotavac vaccine will be available to more than half population of the country. Till now, it was introduced in only four states.
Nov 22, 2017
Swachch Bharat trumps education: Click pictures of those who relieve themselves in the open, Bihar teachers toldDirections were given to school teachers in certain Bihar districts to dissuade people from defecating in the open and click pictures of those who refused.