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Feb 16, 2019
The muck stops here: Bhadreswar, a small town in West Bengal, is remarkable for nothing except its filthFirst prize for being India’s dirtiest city isn’t an honour Bhadreswar wants, and it’s working hard to lose it when new ratings are released this year.
Jan 16, 2019
Waste of a Nation: Anthropologists Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey on garbage and growth in India“Never in history have so many people had so much to throw away and so little space to throw it as the people of India in the second decade of the 21st century,” write Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey in Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India.
Jan 10, 2019
Swachh Bharat Mission: How tulsi saplings, rangolis helped Odisha's Ganjam district in ending open defecationThe Ganjam district administration, roped in women self-help groups (SHGs) and swacchagrahis to take an innovative way to ward off open defecation.
Jan 09, 2019
Four years of Swachh Bharat: Open defecation down 26%, but toilet use doesn't match construction spreeAlmost a 23 percent of those who own a latrine defecated in the open, a figure that has remained unchanged since the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in 2014. This can mostly be attributed to deeply entrenched beliefs about caste “impurity” associated with emptying latrine pits, the paper concluded.
Nov 19, 2018
On World Toilet Day, celebrating stories of rural women who campaigned for open defecation free villagesFor the Gram Pradhan of Jatoi Praveshi Devi, a pregnant woman going into labour while she was out in the fields marked the last straw of open defecation in her village
Oct 27, 2018
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mere Pyaare Prime Minister only Asian film to be screened at Rome Film FestivalMere Pyaare Prime Minister revolves around four children living in a Mumbai slum. One of them wants to build a toilet for his single mother and makes an appeal to the Prime Minister.
Oct 02, 2018
Kiran Bedi, AIADMK MLA engage in on-stage spat at Puducherry event after legislator asked to cut short speechBedi accused A Anbalagan of being rude and claimed she had witnessed similar "misbehaviour" by him in the past, while the MLA, who left the venue in a huff, met Assembly Speaker V Vaithilingam and drew his attention to the incident.
Sep 08, 2018
Maharashtra to impose fines for open defecation, littering after SC castigates states over waste managementThe Maharashtra government has laid down fines ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 150 to curb the menace of open defecation.
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.