India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention
In rural India, 36.52 percent population was getting a safe piped water supply in 2017 and it has increased to 40.50 percent in December 2019.
World Toilet Day 2019: 5 diseases that may become a thing of the past when India is 100% open-defecation free
9% of deaths among children under 5 can be attributed to diarrhoea - the pathogens that cause diarrhoea are transmitted through the oral-faecal route.
For the slum-dwellers of Mahim East, the Modi government's claim of the country becoming open defecation free is "a lie".
The group asked how will these toilets be kept functional and waste generated be disposed of efficiently.
Driven by community engagement, toilet use in Bangladesh offers critical lessons for India's sanitation drive
At the end of the day, toilets are useful only when people use them. And people use them when much-needed facilities like toilets are built with the full participation of the community, rather than reaching them as an external object.
Narendra Modi to declare India open defecation-free on 2 October, says Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare the country open defecation-free on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October
Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation
After the open-defecation free campaign, the government will focus on solid and liquid waste management in villages.
The muck stops here: Bhadreswar, a small town in West Bengal, is remarkable for nothing except its filth
First 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.
“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.
Swachh Bharat Mission: How tulsi saplings, rangolis helped Odisha's Ganjam district in ending open defecation
The Ganjam district administration, roped in women self-help groups (SHGs) and swacchagrahis to take an innovative way to ward off open defecation.
Four years of Swachh Bharat: Open defecation down 26%, but toilet use doesn't match construction spree
Almost 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.
On World Toilet Day, celebrating stories of rural women who campaigned for open defecation free villages
For 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
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mere Pyaare Prime Minister only Asian film to be screened at Rome Film Festival
Mere 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.
Kiran Bedi, AIADMK MLA engage in on-stage spat at Puducherry event after legislator asked to cut short speech
Bedi 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.
Maharashtra to impose fines for open defecation, littering after SC castigates states over waste management
The Maharashtra government has laid down fines ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 150 to curb the menace of open defecation.
Swachh Bharat Mission: Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction, builds 42.72 lakh household toilets
Maharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centre's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme
Chandrababu Naidu says he will sit on fast to persuade people in Andhra Pradesh to construct toilets
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has set a 31 March deadline for construction of toilets in every home in the state.
Open defecation in Maharashtra will now invite a spot fine of Rs 500, according to rules framed by the state government.
Centre tells Arvind Kejriwal to step up work under 'Clean India'; claims Delhi govt built only 328 public toilets
Union 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
With this, Rotavac vaccine will be available to more than half population of the country. Till now, it was introduced in only four states.