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.
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.
The Swacch Bharat initiative needs to evolve substantially as it cannot just continue as it is.
India needs toilets that do not use water, are designed with open roofs and are standardised so that they are cheaper
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.
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.
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.
The 'wall of shame' is a novel method planned by Nadia district administration and gram panchayats to stop open defecation.
Seven years after Independence, in 1954, the government of India first looked to addressing the issue of toilets in the country.
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".
The details of a resident on way to defecate in the open are broadcast 'live' on a public address system in an MP village.
Government will prepare a roadmap for improving access of tribal children to food, health and sanitation.
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.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has debunked as unreliable the information provided by Gujarat government on availability of toilet facility.
A new study on building toilets in rural India shows that adding facilities alone is not enough to improve public health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.