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Jun 18, 2018
Miffed with BJP, Municipal Corporation of Delhi's Dalit workers rally behind Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's call for statehoodUntil a few days ago, hundreds of safai karamcharis were protesting outside the MCD's swanky headquarters on Minto Road in central Delhi.
Jun 07, 2018
Narendra Modi says 'Swachh Bharat' initiative played key role in doubling sanitation coverage in IndiaPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the sanitation coverage in the country has increased from 38 percent to nearly 80 percent and asserted that the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' is playing a central role in creating a healthy India.
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 24, 2018
Dalit history month: In UP's Chitrakoot upper-caste sanitation workers outsource cleaning to lower-castes, paying them paltry sums as wagesIn Chitrakoot district’s Ramnagar block, we looked at the three villages of Atarsui, Chheebo, and Basingha as a sample, and found that upper caste members are pocketing the 22,000-a-month salary, and outsourcing the dirty jobs to lower-caste workers, paying them on adhoc basis, at paltry sums of Rs 200-300 as daily wages. It is a scam of the worst kind, riding on caste-discrimination.
Apr 12, 2018
Narendra Modi says 8,50,000 toilets built in Bihar in a week: Past data indicates the claim is improbableNarendra Modi claimed recently that 8.5 lakh toilets were constructed in Bihar in one week. However, data indicates that this is improbable.
Apr 08, 2018
Congress will learn from Karnataka on rewarding sanitation workers if voted to power at Centre, says Rahul GandhiCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that his party, if voted to power at the Centre, would learn from Karnataka on how to reward sanitation workers.
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.
Mar 01, 2018
Economy will inch towards 8% growth in FY19 and onwards, says Pranab MukherjeeTo sustain such a growth rate for the longer term, the country will need to address issues like employability for the youth and boosting the rural economy.