Narendra Modi addressed the concluding session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention where Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) were in attendance.
India’s under-5 mortality rate drops 30% since 2012, matches global average; Bangladesh and Nepal do better
Within India, large disparities between states on health indicators such as infant mortality show high levels of inequality in access to healthcare and sanitation levels.
India made 'rapid progress' in increasing access to sanitation in schools, says joint UN and WHO report
The report, titled 'Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: 2018 Global Baseline Report,' says that good hygiene facilities in schools provide the basis of a healthy learning environment and that girls are more likely to attend when they are on their period.
Kerala, After The Flood: Water still to recede from many parts of state; people ask for clean clothes and sanitation
A bleak, uncertain future stares the nearly 13 lakh people currently taking shelter at the relief camps in Kerala. Many houses are still under water, and the ones which are not submerged have problems plaguing them.
Pakistan General Election goes 'down the drain' as Karachi politician lies in a puddle of sewage to ask for votes
To highlight the unhygienic sewage system in his locality, a candidate from Karachi decided to ask for votes by sitting in a puddle of sewage water.
Narendra Modi says 'Swachh Bharat' initiative played key role in doubling sanitation coverage in India
Prime 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.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ground reality: Painting, remodelling of toilets sparks sanitation revolution in Odisha
Odisha, 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.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ground realities expose poor sanitation coverage, hyped 'open-defecation free' claims by districts
Four 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
Dalit history month: In UP's Chitrakoot upper-caste sanitation workers outsource cleaning to lower-castes, paying them paltry sums as wages
In 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.
Narendra Modi says 8,50,000 toilets built in Bihar in a week: Past data indicates the claim is improbable
Narendra Modi claimed recently that 8.5 lakh toilets were constructed in Bihar in one week. However, data indicates that this is improbable.
To 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.
A look at the past Budgets suggests that while housing, sanitation and rural employment are likely to get a push, the need of the hour is to have a clear strategy and priority for education, health and nutrition
Time yet for Modi to be termed revolutionary; India should take Netanyahu's comment with a pinch of salt
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be more of a reformist than a revolutionary, especially because his schemes be it Swachh Bharat, push for yoga or demonetisation, all seek to bring a behavioural change in India
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
Madhya Pradesh's dismal child health indicators can improve with better sanitation, focus on maternal care
Women's empowerment, better sanitation, and improvement in maternal health could improve the nutritional status of children in Madhya Pradesh.
The world's biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the "Trump village", in Haryana on the World Toilet Day in a bid to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets
World Toilet Day: Awareness, accessibility and affordability are key to success of Swachh Bharat campaign
As World Toilet Day is observed on 19 November, this occasion is yet another reminder in terms of constructing and maintaining public sanitation facilities.
India has grown healthy since 1990, but mother-child malnutrition and rise in lifestyle diseases are worrying
While India is growing healthier, not every state and Union territory can be said to be growing healthy at the same pace, points out the India: Health of the Nation’s States
Narendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat' mission came in for sharp criticism by a top UN expert on sanitation who said it lacked a holistic human rights approach
Study links underweight children in urban India with social backwardness, illiteracy and lack of toilets
A new study by National Institute of Nutrition shows that an underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to a disadvantaged community, have an illiterate father or live in a home without a toilet than other children