Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: What are the barriers for toilet construction
Ability to raise the initial funds, lack of space in urban slums and lack of awareness is hampering the sanitation programme
World Toilet Day: India needs one toilet every two seconds to achieve target by 2019
The need to construct toilets per minute has increased from 35 to 41; target may stretch up to 2035 due to extremely slow pace
Will India get freedom from open defecation?
Skyrocketing numbers on government websites project a doubtful picture of what has been achieved in one year. Read our Independence Day special
Doubts dog toilet-building campaign
Over half a billion, which is nearly half of the country’s population, defecate in the open
Can a cash-on-delivery model work for global aid?
As rich nations try to heal the scars of 2008 global financial crisis through deep budget cuts and protectionist policies, business models like …
Churu says yes to hygiene
The district is all set to become the first in Rajasthan to completely stop open defecation. Will others follow?
The Centre gives India just about eight years to free its villages of open defecation. This seems unlikely. But the states of Sikkim, Haryana and …