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UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right
World

UN recognises right to sanitation as a distinct human right

In a bid to combat open defecation, the UN has adopted a landmark resolution recognising the human right to "sanitation" as a distinct human right.

Not enough takers for the toilet? Over half of toilets built under Swachh Bharat unused
India

Not enough takers for the toilet? Over half of toilets built under Swachh Bharat unused

More than a year after the Swachh Bharat campaign was launched across the country, statistics appear to be making it increasingly clear that the focus of the campaign needs to be more than merely constructing toilets.

Swacch Bharat Abhiyan after a year:  Four ways the govt can make it really work
India

Swacch Bharat Abhiyan after a year: Four ways the govt can make it really work

The Swacch Bharat initiative needs to evolve substantially as it cannot just continue as it is.

Swachch Bharat in limbo: Religious leaders come together to revive PM's pet scheme
Business

Swachch Bharat in limbo: Religious leaders come together to revive PM's pet scheme

India needs toilets that do not use water, are designed with open roofs and are standardised so that they are cheaper

Delhi: Garbage piles up as striking sanitation workers protest ahead of Kejriwal meeting
India

Delhi: Garbage piles up as striking sanitation workers protest ahead of Kejriwal meeting

Garbage continued to pile up in parts of Delhi amid ongoing strike by municipal sanitation workers ahead of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with them at the Ramlila Maidan on Monday evening.

#TheHomelessPeriod: A campaign in UK aimed at changing the situation for poor women
Life

#TheHomelessPeriod: A campaign in UK aimed at changing the situation for poor women

Having your periods when your homeless can be extremely tough, and that's why three women in the United Kingdom are trying to address the issue with their campaign — The Homeless Period.

Guess who is killing CRPF jawans in Naxal areas? Hint: It is not Maoists
India

Guess who is killing CRPF jawans in Naxal areas? Hint: It is not Maoists

The number of deaths among the CRPF jawans caused due to medical negligence is steadily growing and is more than the number of deaths cause by Naxals.

Bengal village puts up 'wall of shame' to stop open defecation
India

Bengal village puts up 'wall of shame' to stop open defecation

The 'wall of shame' is a novel method planned by Nadia district administration and gram panchayats to stop open defecation.

Budget 2015: States have to pitch in to realise PM's dreams of sanitation for all
Budget

Budget 2015: States have to pitch in to realise PM's dreams of sanitation for all

Seven years after Independence, in 1954, the government of India first looked to addressing the issue of toilets in the country.

'Toilet Revo-loo-tion': China plans to build 600 toilets in tourist areas
World

'Toilet Revo-loo-tion': China plans to build 600 toilets in tourist areas

China plans to build 600 'three-star-rated' toilets in one of the country's most popular tourist areas as part of its "toilet revo-loo-tion".

Woman panchayat 'live broadcasts' names of villagers who defecate in the open
India

Woman panchayat 'live broadcasts' names of villagers who defecate in the open

The details of a resident on way to defecate in the open are broadcast 'live' on a public address system in an MP village.

Govt to prepare roadmap to improve access of food, heath facilities for tribal children
India

Govt to prepare roadmap to improve access of food, heath facilities for tribal children

Government will prepare a roadmap for improving access of tribal children to food, health and sanitation.

Delhi HC asks civic bodies to submit progress report on sanitation facilities
India

Delhi HC asks civic bodies to submit progress report on sanitation facilities

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed civic bodies to submit a status report on projects to build proper sanitation facilities in various areas of the capital.

Gujarat data on provision of toilet, drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG
India

Gujarat data on provision of toilet, drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has debunked as unreliable the information provided by Gujarat government on availability of toilet facility.

Construction of toilets alone won't impact health in India, says study
India

Construction of toilets alone won't impact health in India, says study

A new study on building toilets in rural India shows that adding facilities alone is not enough to improve public health.

Swachh Bharat campaign: PM Modi can only initiate, the onus is on all us
India

Swachh Bharat campaign: PM Modi can only initiate, the onus is on all us

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday symbolically wielded the broom in Dalit colony where Mahatma Gandhi once stayed to launch a unique nationwide campaign which seeks to change Indians' mindset vis-a-vis hygiene and clean up the country in five years. But here's why the onus is on us.

PSUs join Clean India campaign; GAIL to provide bio-toilets for girls
India

PSUs join Clean India campaign; GAIL to provide bio-toilets for girls

While GAIL (India) unveiled its Rs 27 crore bio-toilet programme under Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Scheme here, other central PSUs like Nalco and Railways launched a series of cleanliness drives across the state.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: India Inc joins Clean India campaign
Economy

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: India Inc joins Clean India campaign

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched 'Mission -Sanitation of Schools (SoS)' drive under which it will work with companies to construct toilets across the country.

First step to Swachh Bharat: Why proper sanitation matters the most
India

First step to Swachh Bharat: Why proper sanitation matters the most

As the importance of good sanitation facilities is increasing, here is a look at a presentation by <em>AskHowIndia</em> on the ways to acquire efficient sanitation.

Officials grumble after PM orders them to clean on Mahatma's b'day
India

Officials grumble after PM orders them to clean on Mahatma's b'day

Since taking office, Modi has repeatedly invoked Gandhi and lamented the poor state of sanitation and public cleanliness in India. He has also vowed to clean the heavily polluted Ganges river in time for Gandhi's 150th anniversary.